Hands-on with Apple’s new iPadOS operating system

Juli Clover for MacRumors:

iPadOS includes almost all of the iOS 13 features, such as Dark Mode, Find My, new app updates, Sign In with Apple, and more.

There are also iPad-specific features, though, such as a new Home screen that features smaller app icons so you can fit more apps on each page. The new Home screen also lets you move the Today view widgets from the left side of the screen onto the Home screen itself so you can see at-a-glance info like weather, upcoming events, news headlines, and more, whenever your iPad is in landscape mode.

Multitasking features specific to the iPad have also been overhauled. Split View now supports multiple windows from the same app, so you can do things like view two Safari pages side by side, and in Slide Over, you can now have multiple Slide Over windows open, flipping between them as needed for quicker swapping between apps.

You can keep all the apps you need to access occasionally stored in Slide Over, dragging upwards on the display to see everything that’s open. App Exposé, a new feature available when you press on an app’s icon, is designed to show you all of the windows from a particular app…

MacDailyNews Take: On thing that’s missing that we’d really like to see is multi-user support for every iPad user (not just in schools via Shared iPad). Come on, Apple, you’ll still sell iPads, don’t be afraid to fully delight users!

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