Apple iPadOS

Apple iPadOS
89

Engadget Review


iOS has served iPads well, but Apple’s new iPadOS adds some long-awaited features and enough polish to make even aging devices feel more capable. Beyond a handful of visual changes, the platform’s biggest improvements come in the form of desktop-class web browsing in Safari, key changes to Apple’s multitasking tools, a new approach to file downloads, and more. Not everyone will regularly use all of these features, and the ones who do may find them tricky to master. Still, iPadOS represents a crucial step toward a future where iPads flourish outside of the iPhone’s shadow.

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Chris Velazco
Chris VelazcoSeptember 30, 2019

Pros

  • The web looks like the web in Safari
  • You can finally save files onto your iPad
  • Multitasking is more nuanced
  • Pencil input feels more natural

Cons

  • Split View multitasking involves trial and error
  • Gesture navigation can be tricky for newcomers
  • Limited Mac compatibility for Sidecar
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Mobile / embedded OS
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