Bloomberg: iPadOS 15 to Feature Improved Multitasking, Redesigned Notification Banner for iOS 15

iPadOS 15 will include improvements to the way users manage multiple apps open at once, in addition to a redesigned incoming notification banner that will also debut in iOS 15, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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In an overview report of what to expect from Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Gurman reiterates his previous reporting while also providing a few additional new tidbits. Gurman has said previously that iPadOS 15 will allow users to place widgets anywhere on the Home Screen. Today Gurman expanded, saying that improvements to multitasking can also be expected on iPadOS 15.

For the iPad, Apple plans to revamp the home screen and support the placement of widgets -- snippets of dynamic information like calendar, weather, and stocks -- anywhere on the screen. This is a commonly requested feature that will bring the iPad in line with Android rivals. The company also plans an improved multitasking system to make it easier to operate multiple apps at the same time.

Addtionally, Gurman says that alongside major changes to iMessage and a new way for users to set their status on their device, iOS 15 will also include a redesigned incoming notification banner.

On the iPhone and iPad software updates, users will now be able to set a status -- such as whether you are driving, sleeping, working or don’t want to be disturbed -- and have that dictate how incoming notifications are handled. The update will also include a larger focus on auto-replying to messages and a new design for incoming notification banners at the top of the screen.

Gurman also notes that Apple has been working on a redesigned lockscreen for the iPad and iPhone, but says that some of those changes have been pushed until iOS 16, next year.

Apple has also been working on a revamped lock screen for the iPhone and iPad, though some of those changes have been pushed back to a future release and won’t appear this year.

As for macOS 12, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8, Gurman says to expect minor updates. watchOS 8 will include improved health tracking features and "interface improvements." Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference officially kicks off on Monday, June 7, at 10 a.m PT. Check out our roundup of everything else you can expect.

Top Rated Comments

lympero Avatar
22 months ago
Thank god they added 16gb ram to support Home Screen widgets.
Score: 65 Votes (Like | Disagree)
007p Avatar
22 months ago
Big year for iPadOS!

Widgets finally on the home screen…just like [checks notes] iOS got last year.

?‍♂️
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serban55 Avatar
22 months ago
i dont care about widgets calendar weather and stocks to be different...i care about the core of the ipadOS, to let us use more than 5gb Ram, to use pro apps at its full potential, and bring more apps for developers since they gave us the hardware
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Your Royal Highness Avatar
22 months ago
This is not enough. It is ridiculing users that bought the M1 iPad Pro. The iPad is actually Apple’s best computer.


Thunderbolt and WiFi 6/5G isn’t valid. At least not yet and marginal.

The software is difficult. There is no actual file system, multitasking, terminal/command line, torrents app, multimedia codecs, multi-screen dynamism, and window management.

The software still doesn’t solve many visual cues about the status of its progress. ( a downloading or status indicator) It is the same iPad experience that has been years in the making.

These rumored changes compound scorn and a deliberate choice of stunting the platform.



The user experience is stagnant and regnantly in Apple’s control and favor. It is a beautiful machine, and just like the protectionist measures of the original Mac, the iPad exhibits the exact boastful nature that allowed the Mac to be sidelined. Hubris is a megalomaniac trait. Open up the damn operating system for F sake, Apple.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Your Royal Highness Avatar
22 months ago
Does anyone really care about widgets? It was popularized on the Mac and it was a complete failure. Who cares about widgets? It is so inconsequential. What about file system, multitasking, terminal/command line, torrents app, multimedia codecs, multi-screen dynamism, and window management. Obviously this is outside of control.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TMRJIJ Avatar
22 months ago

Just hope we get spilt screen at least for
iPhone
Why? The screen size is way too small
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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