Apple’s WWDC is coming up on June 6 and as usual, we’re expecting operating system updates for all of Apple’s key products. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman one of the big new changes for iPadOS this year is a redesigned multitasking interface that shows open background apps. In addition, iPads will get new options for resizing app windows and additional ways to handle multiple apps at once.
Multitasking options on an M1 iPad Air
The current version of iPadOS 15 can do split-view multitasking where you have two apps side by side and you can also get another app in Slide Over view which can hoover on the side. The new iPadOS 16 multitask efforts will aim to position the iPad as a true laptop replacement. The iPad lineup accounts for 9% of Apple’s annual sales and has seen a significant rise in users over the past two years.