Like his words Craig Federighi, Apple software director: "We are bringing some big changes to the iPad"These devices are really making big changes in today's WWDC 2019 developer conference event.
After years of iOS sharing with the iPhone despite being relatively different in hardware and performance, these iPads will have a new, separate operating system: iPadOS.
This is a reasonable move considering that for many years Apple has tweaked iOS to bring many multitasking features, including screen split feature, Slide Over feature and changes to the dock bar under the screen. form. These updates eventually brought iOS to a cross between phone and tablet, making gestures on the iPad into an awkward situation.
Now iPadOS will have a new Home Screen screen with scalable, expandable widgets next to app icons. These widgets are like widgets that often appear in the Notification Center (Notification Center).
On iPadOS, widgets are scalable and placed next to application icons.
Apple also added many other gestures to switch between multitasking applications, as well as dragging apps to the sides of the screen.
Multitasking capabilities are upgraded thanks to new gesture manipulations.
Because it is designed to run on Apple iPad devices, iPadOS allows companies to freely tweak this wide-screen touchscreen operating system. Just as Apple has WatchOS for Apple Watch, tvOS for Apple TV, and MacOS for Mac computers, the iPadOS is not uncommon for iOS users.
On iPadOS, the Files application has been significantly upgraded. It can browse files in the same column as Finder on MacOS, and also has an information panel so you can make minor edits right on the file. Not only support the ability to share folders via iCloud, application Files on iPadOS even support native SMB file sharing – the popular file sharing protocol today.
Applications Files on iPadOS can browse files in USB like computers.
But perhaps the most important thing is that the Files application will support both USB and SD cards, so you only need to plug them into the iPad and can access the files in the new application. You can also import images into applications like Lightroom without having to use Siri Shortcuts.
Safari browser on iPadOS is also improved with the ability to surf the web as a desktop and has a download manager application. Even the browser has 30 new shortcuts, capable of controlling the text size, settings for each page, and the option to upload images.
It can be seen that the iPadOS is compensating the same lack of control capabilities as the iPad computer. Apple also added fonts to the App Store so you can use these custom font sets in other applications. Apple also improved the copy paste feature on iPadOS, so you can pin 3 fingers to copy and open 3 fingers to paste.
By using 3 fingers, copy paste operation is easier than ever.
Even Apple Pencil was not forgotten in this update. Delay is reduced from Apple to 20ms to 9ms (milliseconds). The standard palette tool is also updated so that third-party applications can use new controls. If you pull the Pencil pen from the corner of the iPad screen, it will capture the screen so you can edit it immediately.
All of these new features really make the experience on the iPadOS completely different from iOS on the iPhone, and the company also shows that they are more willing to tweak the iPad experience. That means while iOS will still bring many new features for iPadOS, large screen devices like the iPad will also have their own changes. What a great news for iPad owners.
Refer to The Verge