Apple’s iPad will get laptop-like multitasking capabilities in next software update: Gurman

Current iPadOS 15 Multitasking

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman stepped out with a few treats ahead of Apple’s WWDC kickoff next week.

According to GourmanMajor changes are coming to the iPad when it comes to multitasking, to make the tablet more laptop-like, and to appease business users.

Anonymous sources say iPadOS 16 will include a “redesigned multitasking interface that makes it easier to see which apps are open and to switch between tasks,” Gurman reports. New features will also make it possible to resize application windows, as well as new ways to use multiple applications at the same time.

With the latest iPad Pro models and the iPad Air benefiting from Apple’s M1 desktop chip, business users are asking and expecting more powerful features for the tablet.

Gurman says the new features will build on existing iPad multitasking, which allows running two apps side-by-side, plus a third app to slot into the side.

Previously it was reported by Bloomberg iOS 16 will see a new lock screen with widgets, while the Health app will get updates, along with more messaging features. As for macOS, a redesign is coming to System Preferences, along with apps for the desktop operating system.

Apple Watch will get new system navigation, watch faces and more fitness tracking features, as well as an expanded low-power mode, Gurman says.

The WWDC keynote will air live next week on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT. Full coverage here again, as always, so stay tuned.