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iPadOS 14: Every leak and rumor

Jun 17, 2020

iPadOS 14: Every leak and rumor

I heard some whispers this year’s iPadOS could be a much larger update than iOS 14. Here is every leak and rumor we’ve heard about iPadOS 14 ahead of its unveil on June 22 at WWDC 2020.


More than 80% likely

From 9to5Mac (85.8% accurate):

  • Safari gets proper Apple Pencil support with markup

From MacRumors (83.3% accurate):

  • Apple Pencil can write in any field to transform into text

Less than 50% likely

From The Verifier (42.5% accurate):

  • Even more “extensive” trackpad/mouse support
  • Notes app gaining new features
    • Perform calculations
    • Drawing assist
  • Widgets can be moved around on the home screen
Potential widgets iOS 14 image, courtesy of Jon Prosser
  • Small change to gestures
  • Calculator app coming
  • Weather app coming
  • Status bar gets redesigned icons
  • More rounded edges in apps and menus
iPad calculator concept, courtesy of Álvaro Pabesio

Total toss-up

From Apple RUMORs (LEAKS) (no track record):

  • Xcode coming to iPadOS 14
  • Multiple user support (could be delayed until iPadOS 15)
Concept: Xcode on iPadOS, courtesy of Parker Ortolani
  • 3 app split-view, link
  • Slide-over on home screen
  • Minimized Siri UI
Concept: Multiple windows on iPadOS 14, courtesy of gori.me