…As the iPad has matured, so too have customer expectations. In recent years, Apple’s happily positioned the product as a kind of laptop alternative for business and education. The push has been accelerated with the arrival of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, which has made it a more compelling offering for creative pros, along with additional features to help facilitate multitasking.
The arrival of iPadOS marks the next key step in the tablet’s evolution.
Multitasking… is the real centerpiece of the update. Slide Over, which offers a a second floating app window gets some key improvements, including the ability to have several different apps open in the mode at once by dragging them from the dock. Swiping up to the middle of the screen will display all of the apps open in slide over like a deck of cards. Swipe all the way up and the app will go full screen.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s all excellent, except for the text selection issue. If you don’t select text often, you’re pretty much good to go on an iPad with iOS 13 for most of the average user’s “personal computing” tasks.
But text selection on iPad (and iPhone) remains a stumbling block and is the main reason why we still reach for our MacBooks instead of our iPads when working on-the-go.