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

An iPadOS rumor has it that Apple’s tablet software might get two major updates at WWDC 2022 that I really want to see happen: a desktop mode and resizable app windows.

This is from the developer Steve Troughton-Smith (opens in a new tab), after reviewing recently committed code for Apple’s open-source WebKit, the engine used by Apple developers to build browsers for iPhone and iPad. Within it, he found references (opens in a new tab) to a previously unknown switchable 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, which makes the operating system easier to use with touch controls.

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