The iPad Will Soon Have its Own OS

Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC2019) is an exciting time for developers, but they’re not the only ones paying attention. Apple users tune in, too, because this show is part briefing and part marketing event, telling us what’s coming next on Apple’s sizeable list of platforms.

In a huge move Apple is selling the iOS world by giving the iPad its own OS version, similar but separate from iOS.

This is important for a few reasons; it’s going to let Apple update them separately, adding new features and fixing bugs without affecting both platforms. As they launch this new system they’re bringing some incredibly cool new features: fonts, a three-finger pinch to copy and paste, and three finger swipe to undo (no more shaken iPad syndrome).

Other refinements include “Desktop-class browsing” and more refined Apple Pencil support (bringing it in-line with Microsoft Surface).

This is a big step for Apple, and it’s coming to Canadian iPad users with the launch of iPadOS13 this fall.

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