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The Morning After: Apple may reveal a major iPad multitasking update at WWDC

I’ve started testing the waters writing this newsletter (and several other stories) on an iPad, with keyboard folio, of course. And it works surprisingly well, if not perfectly. Apple’s journey in getting its tablets to dip into the world of laptops has taken a while, but it’s almost there.

Now, a report by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman suggests Apple will push iPadOS even further in version 16, with some software changes apparently nudging the device further in that direction.

Gurman’s sources say iPadOS 16 will have a revamped multitasking interface, including more resizing options. Currently, you can run apps in full screen or side by side in Split View. The Slide Over function allows you to bring in a narrower version of a third app as well. The next version of iPadOS will make it easier to move between apps and see which ones you have open. That may even include freely resizable windows in iPadOS, which sounds like a dull, dull upgrade, but it’s exactly what I need when flitting between web browsers, Google Docs and Slack windows. Please, give me what I want, WWDC.

— Mat Smith

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That’s just 47 days after the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film debuted in theaters.

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