iPadOS Hands-On: Apple's tablets just got a lot more flexible

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  • Published: 24 June 2019
  • When I reviewed the iPad Pro last year, I was torn. Here was one of the most impressive (not to mention expensive) tablets any company had ever made, and its software seemed caught between two goals: provide the classic, friendly iOS experience people were used to, and grow in a way that makes it more meaningful to the pro users shelling out for premium hardware.

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Comments • 526

  • Some Guy on the Interwebs

    Safari needs PWA support

    • ps3songs
      ps3songs  1 weeks back

      They should make a keyboard with a trackpad!

      • a
        a  1 weeks back

        Just put Mac OS on it, add another USB C port and take my damn money already! 🤦‍♂️

      • Sumit Kumar
        Sumit Kumar  2 weeks back

        Can I hook up my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard to the iPad to type articles and emails on? That would be absolutely fantastic.

        • Justin Younkman
          Justin Younkman  1 weeks back

          Yes and that’s not a new feature. You connect through the bluetooth settings.

      • Oliver Jackson
        Oliver Jackson  2 weeks back

        I was gonna buy an iPad Pro but I’m not gonna spend 800$ on a tablet

        • USMC MSgt
          USMC MSgt  2 weeks back

          Does the dark mode give you more battery life? Like are those pixels off to create a dark image?

          • USMC MSgt
            USMC MSgt  1 weeks back

            @Moeez Malik okay thanks.

          • Moeez Malik
            Moeez Malik  1 weeks back

            no, because its not an OLED panel.

        • LaserWorms
          LaserWorms  2 weeks back

          Youtube is glitching and wont let me discard the comment so im just going to post this

          • LaserWorms
            LaserWorms  2 weeks back

            "Apple's tablets just got a lot more flexible"

            *literally*

            • Kerkkiat Pipatpongkul
              Kerkkiat Pipatpongkul  2 weeks back

              06:21 Double tap on Shift key = Caps Lock

              • Andi Chg
                Andi Chg  2 weeks back

                Kindly share the link of that awesome wallpaper.

                • Andi Chg
                  Andi Chg  1 weeks back

                  its in wallcraft app. you can scroll all those images

                • Larry Starkiller
                  Larry Starkiller  1 weeks back

                  Andi Chg Where?

                • Andi Chg
                  Andi Chg  2 weeks back

                  finally got it. :P

              • Jason
                Jason  2 weeks back

                The iPad Pro is already very flexible according to JerryRigEverything.

                • powerlinkers
                  powerlinkers  2 weeks back

                  Idiot

                  • AsianJBlazian
                    AsianJBlazian  3 weeks back

                    the new ipad pro got a lot more *flexible* yeah they got more flimsy and bends.

                    • Loki27
                      Loki27  2 weeks back

                      AsianJBlazian not gonna stop me from buying one.

                  • Halle Martin
                    Halle Martin  3 weeks back

                    Did he say how much they cost (the bigger ipad)

                    • ChuckandMax
                      ChuckandMax  3 weeks back

                      I have often wanted to open up multiple safari windows so I’m really excited about that feature. The feature I really want and have been wanting since ipad day 1 is the ability to change the metadata on my photos. I don’t know if that is going to happen in this update but let me tell you why. I’m an artist and I collect screenshots and images from the web and save them to my photos and put them in albums for reference. I want to be able to give that photo a unique name and I want its date to be editable. Right now if I forget to move something to an album and I want to search for it I have to scroll through all of my photos I don’t know the name of the photo and in my years view the photo places itself in the year the original photo was taken so right now I have photos listed as being from 1967 in my years view and this is horrible I need them to be dated the day I downloaded them that’s how I remember where they are. And in that same vain I don’t like the fact that these reference photos, receipts and screenshots are placed in my memory views because I don’t want them mixed up with my actual photos which are my memories I want complete control of the metadata of every photo and the choice of how it is used once I download it. I really want to be able to sort my camera roll the same way I can sort my photos within an album. I have had every model of iPad as they have come out so my camera roll is quite extensive and very difficult to manage without any “pro” tools

                      • dark13art
                        dark13art  3 weeks back

                        iPad os should better handle files in file app. We need similar file system like in mac OS. For example still we cant see how much space Folder take on the iPad - you can see individual file,size but not the folder. Deleting files is also really slow. Personally i think future iPad hardware should have more RAM. Great that Apple finally give us iPad os but there is till lots of things to polish in that os.

                        • mrz 1342
                          mrz 1342  3 weeks back

                          In Fall if i upgrade my ipad pro to ios 13, will be same as new ipadOS?

                          • Vortex Nova
                            Vortex Nova  3 weeks back

                            Im putting this version on my ipad and im thinking this is very helpful for school work like projects you will be able to finish things 2X faster and also when im playing a game and i don’t want to loose ill be able to slide it over

                            • Tommy Mercy
                              Tommy Mercy  3 weeks back

                              Ive watched quite a few videos saying ipad os can replace a full-fledged computer os. Sure?

                              Yes mobile OS has gotten a lot more advanced but can it replace a full computer OS in terms of full video editing, photo editing, heavy gaming, computer progrmming etc?

                              • Cole Phillips
                                Cole Phillips  3 weeks back

                                Over 22,000 emails. Clean up that damn inbox.

                                • CowtipperTom
                                  CowtipperTom  3 weeks back

                                  I really want to know if you can watch video on the iPad that is stored on an external drive. Would love to have a drive with my movies that I have ripped over the years with me.

                                  • Khan Bui
                                    Khan Bui  3 weeks back

                                    Does the mouse function work with iPad Air 2?

                                    • Michael Fox
                                      Michael Fox  3 weeks back

                                      It should because the Air 2 supports iPad OS. I tried an Apple magic mouse on my 2019 iPad Air running iPad OS public beta, and it worked. I'm pretty sure a plug-in mouse would work as well if you use a lightning to usb3 adapter, but you might have to power the iPad at the same time.

                                  • S Gill
                                    S Gill  3 weeks back

                                    I wish Samsung made a bigger tablet. Actually looking at this now that it has all the same features as an android tablet. And I'm bored of all the devices I have now. Want to try somehting new.

                                    • John Hicks
                                      John Hicks  3 weeks back

                                      Will iPad OS work on older iPad Pros? iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)?

                                      • Cheeseburger FX
                                        Cheeseburger FX  3 weeks back

                                        Did I see that there is Quick Look?

                                        • Jason Trambley
                                          Jason Trambley  3 weeks back

                                          Thanks for going into quick detail on the slide over multitasking 😃

                                          Also, that numeric row on the keyboard is awesome!

                                          • DoroteoVilla
                                            DoroteoVilla  3 weeks back

                                            All I ever wanted was a mouse on my IPad. Apple, was that so hard??

                                            • John Coyne
                                              John Coyne  3 weeks back

                                              0:15 dude, you've got an unread email or two...

                                              • Mr. Donut
                                                Mr. Donut  3 weeks back

                                                FROG

                                                • Victy 7
                                                  Victy 7  3 weeks back

                                                  Could you post the link of that wallpaper please???🙏

                                                  • Terry McCray
                                                    Terry McCray  3 weeks back

                                                    Download the app wallcraft it’s on there

                                                • patoloco1000
                                                  patoloco1000  3 weeks back

                                                  Did you direct Get Out and Us?

                                                  • steve allen
                                                    steve allen  3 weeks back

                                                    We need a decent web site creation tool

                                                    • Ujwal Bhagat
                                                      Ujwal Bhagat  3 weeks back

                                                      By being more flexible, do you mean it bends? 🤔

                                                      • Doris Latimore Johnson
                                                        Doris Latimore Johnson  3 weeks back

                                                        Mouse still in beta. Some other reports, cursor was okay. Assistive device needs option adjust speed.

                                                        • Eric C
                                                          Eric C  3 weeks back

                                                          How can i install ipados on my ipad pro?

                                                          • puneet madaan
                                                            puneet madaan  3 weeks back

                                                            Wallpaper link?

                                                            • unstopology
                                                              unstopology  3 weeks back

                                                              I love Android! Oh, whoops, wrong video.

                                                              • Joe-so- DopeYT
                                                                Joe-so- DopeYT  3 weeks back

                                                                WHY AM I POOR?😭😭😭

                                                                • Ayan Asad
                                                                  Ayan Asad  3 weeks back

                                                                  This is not on tablet

                                                                  • Naoka
                                                                    Naoka  3 weeks back

                                                                    not for gaming

                                                                    • Lightning XIII
                                                                      Lightning XIII  3 weeks back

                                                                      All I need to know is: Is the new ipadOS going to make my experience with Procreate better?

                                                                      • Melania's bf
                                                                        Melania's bf  3 weeks back

                                                                        Is it more like windows? lmao. Apple is for children.

                                                                        • Mike Smith
                                                                          Mike Smith  3 weeks back

                                                                          I just want to split my keyboard on this giant fucking iPad...is that to much to ask for?

                                                                          • Mike
                                                                            Mike  3 weeks back

                                                                            Can we use a mouse now!!!!!!!!!

                                                                            • Mike
                                                                              Mike  3 weeks back

                                                                              Im looking at you sided eyed

                                                                              • pukkandan
                                                                                pukkandan  3 weeks back

                                                                                Why use an iPad over a windows tablet though?
                                                                                I am not fanboying, I'm genuinely curious. I've never used an iPad. But a windows tablet can do all this and more since forever...

                                                                                • systemspm
                                                                                  systemspm  3 weeks back

                                                                                  pukkandan because windows 10 touch blows ass. It’s a complete joke. Touch mode features haven’t even been upgraded once since windows 10 was released, almost 4 years ago, and after they wiped all the best features from 8.1. I guess it’s just my opinion but I hate windows 10 on my Lenovo yoga. I’ll never buy another windows tablet again. Probably not a desktop either, will just go Mac. I’ve got a 1st gen 12.9 iPad and it’s way better. IPadOS will take it even higher. Apple is just a better company in so many ways

                                                                              • Tyler Roach
                                                                                Tyler Roach  3 weeks back

                                                                                If you are an artist I don't think you need anything other than a iPad anymore

                                                                                • Rob Miller
                                                                                  Rob Miller  3 weeks back

                                                                                  In safari, you can press and hold the refresh button, and get the desktop version of the website.

                                                                                  • Andrew
                                                                                    Andrew  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Rob Miller On iOS 12 and lower you mean? Yes, that’s true, but it doesn’t always work, because Safari still shows itself as an iOS device. In iPadOS 13 Safari now shows itself as a Mac.