17 October 2019
Apple has released the iPadOS for the iPad Air 2 or later. The update is based on iOS 13, but just for the compatible iPad models and it’s the first iteration of the iPadOS which has come early than the stated release date which was September 30.
As announced by Apple during the WWDC 2019 event, the iPadOS brings many interesting features. There are a few features which are similar to iOS 13, but the iPadOS also holds some different features, as the idea behind conceiving the special platform for the iPads was to give special recognition.
The Home screen has been redesigned with a new layout to show more apps on each page. Another change is the addition of widgets to the home screen. Features similar to the iOS 13 include a dark mode, updates to Apple Maps, Photos, and Reminders. There are multitasking gestures that would let you slide between multiple apps, and drag and drop apps side by side.
Apple is also adding “desktop-class” browsing to Safari, and tweaking its multi-tasking features.
Alongside the iPadOS, Apple has also released the iOS 13.1 to compatible iPhone devices. The update brings some bug fixes and enables automated Siri Shortcut actions, and more.
Apple released the iOS 13 last week and while it introduced many features for the public, it also brought issues for some users. Some experience apps crashing, cell signal dropping, camera, problems, and more. Apple had to deliver iOS 13.1 to fix the issues.
The iOS 13.1 update can be gained from Settings > General> Software update.