iPadOS 16 rumored to finally gain laptop-like functionality

The rumor: Apple’s is planning some major upgrades for iPadOS 16 next week, according to Mark Gurman.

Here’s the report, via Bloomberg…

  • Redesigned multitasking view: “makes it easier to see what apps are open and switch between tasks”
  • Ability to resize app windows like you can on macOS, making it easier to use multiple apps simultaneously
  • Improved split-view functionality for running apps side-by-side

Sam’s take: Windowing on the iPad could finally be the game-changer needed to make iPadOS a viable laptop replacement. At the same time, I feel like we’ve heard time and time again that this year would finally be the year that iPadOS gets better! And then every year, it doesn’t. So call my expectations on windowing tempered, to say the least. That being said…maybe this is finally the year?