Jason Snell for Macworld
May 27, 2020 8:31 AM PT
It’s been a big few months for the iPad. Apple didn’t just release a (mildly updated) iPad Pro, but a whole new accessory, the Magic Keyboard. In a surprise, iPadOS was updated to support pointer support—an upgrade many iPad users have been wanting for years, tossed into a minor mid-cycle software update.
But as Apple’s annual developer conference looms, what’s next for the iPad? Last year, Apple introduced the concept of iPadOS as a separate variation of iOS devoted just to the iPad. This year at WWDC, that bill comes due: Apple once could hide a lack of iPad updates inside a larger iOS release, but this year we’ll all be wondering what’s new in iPadOS.
With the pointing device stuff taken care of, what are the biggest gaps left in iPadOS, and what’s likely to be announced next month at WWDC? Here’s a list of some of the most glaring deficiencies in Apple’s tablet operating system.