iPadOS 16 to get a redesigned multitasking interface for a laptop-like experience

Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC 2022, is fast approaching. The event will most likely have the highlights in the form of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and other software updates. Ahead of the event, we saw several rumors about new features in iOS 16. Well now we have some details about Apple’s next operating system for its iPads, suggesting a “redesigned multitasking interface” for devices. See the details below.

iPadOS 16 feature details appear!

According to a recent report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the new iPadOS 16 will bring significant changes to iPad software. Gurman says that iPadOS 16 will introduce a “redesigned multitasking interface that makes it easier to see which apps are open and to switch between tasks.”

With iPadOS 15 last year, Apple made minor changes to the multitasking features of iPads. However, with iPadOS 16, Apple aims to deliver a more laptop-like experience for professional iPad users. Thereby, the company is also expected to bring resizable windows to iPads for the first timeoffering users “new ways to manage multiple applications at once.

Now, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of new multitasking features for iPadOS 16. Late last month, 9to5Mac cited changes to Apple’s WebKit framework to signal that the company aims to add a new “multitasking mode” for iPads that would allow users to freely resize app windows. Considering that Apple has already created an iPad on par with a Mac by incorporating the same M1 chip into the respective lineups, these operating system changes can also help make the iPad experience more Mac-like.

As a reminder, Gurman recently reported details on iOS 16 and suggested it would get support for an Always-on-Display feature, changes for the Health and Message apps, and more.

So if you’re intrigued, learn more about Apple’s upcoming operating systems and more at the WWDC 2022 event, which kicks off on June 6. In the meantime, you can check out our iOS 16 roundup to learn more about all the new features that might be making their way. Also let us know your thoughts in the comments below.