WWDC 2022: Apple to introduce iPadOS 16 with revamped multitasking experience


  • Apple is expected to announce iPadOS 16 update at the upcoming WWDC
  • It will reportedly offer significant changes 
  • This will potentially make the iPad a possible laptop replacement

Apple’s upcoming iPadOS 16 is expected to pack significant changes. It will reportedly offer a laptop and desktop-like experience for the company’s tablets. Apple will finally give the performance boost that iPad deserves, according to new reporting from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

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The iPadOS 16 is expected to be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) which begins on June 6th. Apple’s iPad Pro lineup as well as the 4th generation iPad Air pack powerful hardware, however, their performance is held back due to software limitations. 

iPadOS 16 to offer a desktop-like experience 

The biggest announcement will be that the upcoming iPadOS 16 will feature a redesigned multitasking interface. It will allow users to conveniently see opened apps and switch between tasks. Users will also get the option to resize app windows and manage apps at once. 

Currently, iPad users can either run apps in a full-screen view like an iPhone or run two apps side-by-side. This restricts the free room between the apps and resizing windows that is possible on a PC. Gurman reports that the iPadOS 16 will expand on this interface. 

For the last few years, Apple’s iPads offered an iPhone like experience thus limiting their hardware prowess despite being marketed as a laptop replacement by the company. With the upcoming iPadOS 16, the Cupertino-based brand is finally looking to unleash the iPad’s potential as a possible laptop replacement. 

Apple started using its own M1 chip in the iPads last year and it also offers accessories like a keyboard and mouse. There are speculations that the M1-powered iPads will be able to run professional apps like xCode, Logic Pro, and Final Cut Pro. Hopefully, the upcoming iPadOS 16 will provide a laptop-like experience on the iPads. 


Viraj Gawde

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