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Since the launch of the first-generation iPad in 2010, Apple has dominated the tablet market. Originally launching with iPhone OS 3.2, the first-generation 9.7" iPad was architecturally akin to a large iPhone. With successive models, Apple has differentiated the iPad from the iPhone by adding support for input methods such as the, and different screen sizes, such as the 7.9" , and the 11" and 12.9" and the 11" and 12.9" iPad Pro with M1 chip.
As the iPad lineup has expanded into a wholly separate product category, Apple announced at its 2019that it has rebranded iOS for iPad as iPadOS starting with iOS 13 to highlight and target the features that differentiate the iPad from other devices. This follows Apple's naming trend of watchOS for , and tvOS for .
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TechRepublic's cheat sheet for iPadOS is an overview of how iPadOS differs from iOS, and it will be updated periodically as new information becomes available. You can also download this article:.
What is iPadOS?
For the release of iOS 13, Apple rebranded the variant of iOS for the iPad as, effectively making it a superset of the phone-oriented iOS. iPadOS includes all of the improvements available with , as well as new features and optimizations specific to the iPad.
"It's become a truly distinct experience," Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, told CNET in. "It's not an iPhone experience. It's not a Mac experience. The name is a recognition of that."
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How is iPadOS different from iOS?
iPadOS brings the iPad closer to feature parity with the entry-level MacBook, making it more possible to use as a. iPadOS includes the following features:
Tablet-oriented home screen — The iPadOS home screen now supports persistent widgets, similar to widgets on Android tablets since Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
Improved multitasking — Users can move between Slide Over apps by swiping along the bottom, or swiping up to see all the apps in the Slide Over view. Slide Over apps can be moved to full screen by dragging them to the top, or closed by opening to the app switcher and flicking the app upward.
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Desktop Safari — Safari now loads the desktop version of web pages, optimized for touchscreens, as well as better support for Google Docs and WordPress editor. Some 30 new keyboard shortcuts were added to Safari.
External drive support — USB drives and SD cards are now supported in Files, making it possible to plug in to an iPad directly without needing third-party program or an intermediary Mac for file management.
Improvements to Files app — Files adds a column view similar to Finder on Mac OS, as well as support for SMB shares.
Camera support — Cameras can be connected directly to the iPad, and photos can be imported for editing on iPad apps, such as Adobe Lightroom.
Font support — Fonts can be downloaded from the App Store, for use in various apps.
New gestures for faster editing — Copy, paste, and undo can now be performed using three-finger gestures, with three-finger pinch to copy, three-finger spread to paste, and three-finger swipe to undo, available for first-party and third-party apps.
Apple Pencil improvements — Swiping from the corner of the screen with Apple Pencil opens the markup view, allowing users to annotate anything on the screen, and export it. Latency for Apple Pencil was decreased from 20ms to 9ms.
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Sidecar — Users can extend their Mac OS desktop onto the iPad as a second display, or mirror content between both displays. When used in conjunction with the Apple Pencil, Sidecar can make the iPad usable as a drawing tablet. Sidecar works via a wired connection, or wirelessly within 10 meters.
Trackpad support — There is support for Apple's Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2, as well as third-party accessories connected over Bluetooth or USB. According to ZDNet's Jason Cipriani, "mouse support is an AssistiveTouch feature and also works when a Magic Trackpad is connected to the iPad," and that it provides "a circular cursor that moves across the screen, acting as a finger would when touching the screen. It's unclear how multi-touch gestures would work with a mouse pointer."
Scribble — This feature in iPadOS 14 for Apple Pencil will allow Pencil owners to handwrite in any text field and have it automatically translated from handwriting to type. On launch, it will support English and traditional and simplified Chinese, and can even distinguish between the two when used together in the same text field.
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Which devices can use iPadOS?
iPadOS is available for the 12.9" and 11" iPad Pro with M1 chip, the 12.9", 11", 10.5", and 9.7" iPad Pro, the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th generation iPad, the 4th and 5th generation iPad mini, and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPad Air. Theships with iPadOS 13.4 preinstalled, and the 4th gen iPad Air and will ship with iPad OS 14 preinstalled.
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When was iPadOS released?
Apple first announced iPadOS at WWDC 2019; the company announced iPadOS 14 at. Developer betas were made available on June 22, 2020, the day of the announcement. The public beta for iPadOS 14 was released on July 9, 2020, and the . Apple released iPadOS 14.5 on April 26, 2021.
How do I get iPadOS?
The update is now available on compatible iPad models. To update, open the Settings app, and go to General> Software Update. For users of LTE-capable iPads, connecting to Wi-Fi is advisable to avoid overages or throttling as a result of downloading the update. ZDNet has additional advice on.
Editor's note: This article was originally written by James Sanders and then updated by Brandon Vigliarolo and Kristen Lotze.
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