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iPadOS s an upcoming mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc . iPadOS is designed to make your iPad even more powerful and capable, so you can do more things even more easily. For the release of iOS 13, Apple is rebranding the variant of iOS for the iPad as iPadOS, effectively as a rebranding of iOS: iPadOS inherits all of the improvements coming to iOS 13, and includes new features and optimisations specific to the iPad.

Following iPads will work with iPadOS:

Apple has confirmed that the “iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later” will all get the iPadOS update when it releases later this year.


Key Features and Enhancements:

Tablet-oriented home screen —The iPadOS home screen now supports persistent widgets, similar to widgets on Android tablets since Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).

Improved multitasking — Users can move between Slide Over apps by swiping along the bottom, or swiping up to see all the apps in the Slide Over view. Slide Over apps can be moved to full screen by dragging them to the top, or closed by opening to the app switcher and flicking the app upward.

Desktop Safari — Safari now loads the desktop version of web pages, optimised for touchscreens, as well as better support for Google Docs and WordPress editor. Some 30 new keyboard shortcuts were added to Safari.

External drive support — USB drives and SD cards are now supported in Files, making it possible to plug in to an iPad directly without needing third-party program or an intermediary Mac for file management.

Improvements to Files app — Files adds a column view similar to Finder on Mac OS, as well as support for SMB shares.

Camera support — Cameras can be connected directly to the iPad, and photos can be imported for editing on iPad apps, such as Adobe Lightroom.

Font support — Fonts can be downloaded from the App Store, for use in various apps.

New gestures for faster editing — Copy, paste, and undo can now be performed using three-finger gestures, with three-finger pinch to copy, three-finger spread to paste, and three-finger swipe to undo, available for first-party and third-party apps.

Apple Pencil improvements — Swiping from the corner of the screen with Apple Pencil opens the markup view, allowing users to annotate anything on the screen, and export it. Latency for Apple Pencil was decreased from 20ms to 9ms.

Sidecar —  Users can extend their Mac OS desktop onto the iPad as a second display, or mirror content between both displays. When used in conjunction with the Apple Pencil, Sidecar can make the iPad usable as a drawing tablet. Sidecar works via a wired connection, or wirelessly within 10 meters.


iPadOS Version History :

iPadOS is available to developers and public beta testers at the current time, with Apple planning to provide several betas to refine features and address bugs. iPadOS is expected to launch this fall.

iPadOS 13 developer beta 1 : June 03, 2019

iPadOS 13 developer beta 2 : June 17, 2019


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