It has been more than a week since the keynote speech at this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). There were quite a few announcements that I was particularly looking forward to hearing.
The main one that I was very happy to hear about was the launch of a new operating system specifically for the iPad – iPadOS. Essentially, it is iOS re-designed for the iPad. Since the beginning of last year, I have started using my iPad Pro for most of the tasks – surfing the web, reading, Netflix, writing, and even photo editing – that I used to do with my MacBook Pro.
I am really forward to the enhanced Slide Over, Split View and App Expose. It is also great to be able to fit more app icons on the Home Screen and being able to have the Today View as well. However, I am a little apprehensive of the new Text Selection, Copy and Paste gestures. I think I will have to ‘re-wire’ my brain to the new gestures.
The Files app has also been updated to allow for a new detailed view of the files. The BIG thing for the new Files app is the ability to connect external USB drives or external hard drives to my iPad Pro. The new Files app also allows me to connect my MacBook Pro and copying files from there to the iPad Pro.
I can’t wait till I am able to install the public beta of iPadOS when it becomes available sometime in July so that I can make use of the new features.