The iPad has at all times been in a wierd place, with a number of the apps generally discovered on PCs, however nonetheless lacking some widespread desktop options. Apple is trying to bride that hole with the upcoming iPadOS 16 replace.
Apple confirmed off the upcoming iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates at WWDC, and the latter has many multitasking enhancements for the iPad. The primary improve is ‘Stage Supervisor,’ a characteristic additionally coming within the subsequent macOS replace, which organizes your currently-open functions in a brand new panel on the left facet of the multitasking display screen. You may faucet an app from Stage Supervisor to change to it, or drag an app to put it on high of your currently-open software — the primary time the iPad has supported overlapping app home windows.
Stage Supervisor can also be the core of the iPad’s new exterior show skills. Prior to now, iPads could only mirror their screens to an external display, or some functions may override with their very own views (for instance, a presentation app would possibly present slides on an exterior show). Multi-display now works extra like Home windows and macOS, with the flexibility to maneuver home windows between totally different screens with Stage Supervisor.
The brand new exterior show performance is far nearer to the varied makes an attempt at cell/desktop convergence over the previous decade, like Samsung DeX and Home windows 10 Cellular Convergence. Nevertheless, not like DeX and Home windows 10 Convergence, the identical common interface is shared throughout all screens.
Apple will roll out the brand new performance in iPadOS 16 later this yr.