The iPad could finally replace your laptop with iPadOS 16 — here’s why

An iPadOS rumor says Apple’s tablet software could get two major upgrades at WWDC 2022 that I really want to happen: a desktop mode and resizable app windows.

This comes from developer Steve Troughton-Smith (opens in new tab), after looking through newly committed code for Apple’s open-source WebKit, the engine that Apple developers use to build browsers for iPhones and iPads. Within it, he found references (opens in new tab) to a previously unknown toggable multitasking mode that enables fully-resizable app windows on iPadOS. He compares it to how you can switch Windows 10 or Windows 11 to tablet mode, making the OS easier to use with touch controls.

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