At WWDC today Apple revealed a collection of iPad-specific abilities coming to iOS 11, including a new customizable dock that can be accessed from any screen, multitasking features, new app switcher, and support for Drag and Drop.

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iOS 11 makes multitasking on iPad even more powerful with a new customizable Dock that provides quick access to frequently used apps and documents from any screen, and a redesigned app switcher makes it easier to move between pairs of active apps, used in Split View and now Slide Over.

From the new dock, apps can be dragged and instantly added into Slide Over view, where users can drag images, text, URLs and more across a variety of different apps. A new QuickType keyboard will be more productive as well, with users able to get access to different punctuation within specific key bindings.

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DakotaGuy Avatar
88 months ago
This is a good update for the iPad. Finally giving it features it's needed for a long time so it's a lot more then just a big iPhone. I like it. Hopefully my iPad Air 2 will be able to run many of these features and it won't be iPad Pro only.
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KALLT Avatar
88 months ago
Suddenly: BOOM! A tonne of iPad features. Didn’t see that coming.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DUIduckSAUCE Avatar
88 months ago
Best news of the day
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blodyholy Avatar
88 months ago
Very, very needed and cool. I wonder which iPads will support all of these features.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
88 months ago
Suddenly: BOOM! A tonne of iPad features. Didn’t see that coming.
Then you haven't been paying attention. This is certainly welcomed news, but big iPad iOS updates have been rumoured to be coming soon for a year.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
88 months ago
This is great news!
I might install a beta on my iPP for the first time. In case things go bad, is it possible to revert back to the previous version?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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