Apple previews iPadOS with new home screen, split view, Dark Mode
Apple previewed iPadOS, which the company called "the powerful operating system with a new name to recognize the distinctive experience of iPad." Apple said: "iPadOS builds on the same foundation as iOS, adding powerful new capabilities and intuitive features specific to the large display and versatility of iPad...The Home screen has been redesigned with a new layout to show more apps on each page...iPad users can now work with multiple files and documents from the same app simultaneously with updates to Split View, or can quickly view and switch between multiple apps in Slide Over...With iPadOS, Apple Pencil is even more integrated into the iPad experience...Dark Mode delivers a dramatic dark color scheme that looks great across the system and is easier on the eyes in low-light environments." The developer preview of iPadOS is available to Apple Developer Program members starting today, and a public beta program will be available to iPadOS users later this month. iPadOS will be available this fall as a free software update for iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later and iPad mini 4 and later.