iPadOS 16 Will Finally Bring New And Advanced Multitasking To iPad [Report]

Apple will announce iPadOS 16 next week when its WWDC opening keynote gets the week-long event underway. Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that we should look forward to big changes in terms of the way multitasking will function with the new update.

According to Gurman, Apple is planning a big revamp of how iPad multitasking works including the ability to resize windows.

Apple has tweaked multitasking in its last few updates and the current implementation is the most advanced yet, but this iPadOS 16 update looks set to change things yet further. The new interface sounds like the closest thing to a Mac-like windowing interface yet.

The iPad’s next major software update, iPadOS 16, will have a redesigned multitasking interface that makes it easier to see what apps are open and switch between tasks, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the changes aren’t yet public. It also will let users resize app windows and offer new ways for users to handle multiple apps at once.

Apple is set to announce the new software at an event next Monday, while developers are expected to get their hands on the first beta release the same day. Everyone else is likely to need to wait until later in the year — likely September — before being able to update their own devices.

Alongside iPadOS 16, Apple is also set to announce iOS 16, macOS 13, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9 at the same event.

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