Apple Finally Plans to Release a Calculator App for iPad Later This Year

Apple is finally planning a Calculator app for the iPad, over 14 years after launching the device, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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iPadOS 18 will include a built-in Calculator app for all iPad models that are compatible with the software update, which is expected to be unveiled during the opening keynote of Apple's annual developers conference WWDC on June 10.

AppleInsider last week reported that macOS 15 will feature a revamped Calculator app with a resizable window, integration with the Notes app, a sidebar that lists recent calculations, and more. While we have not independently confirmed those details, it is possible that the updated Mac app will be based on the new iPad app.

The lack of an official Calculator app on the iPad has been a long-running meme on social media, given it is such a basic tool. In the meantime, iPad users must rely on third-party calculator apps in the App Store, such as PCalc and Calcbot.

In June 2020, Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi told tech reviewer Marques Brownlee that the company simply "hadn't gotten around" to releasing a "great" calculator app for the iPad. "That day may come," he added.

The first beta of iPadOS 18 is expected to be released immediately following the WWDC keynote, and the update should be widely released in September.

Now, if only we could get Instagram and WhatsApp for the iPad…

Related Roundup: iOS 18

Top Rated Comments

sniffies Avatar
4 weeks ago
Finally, Apple is able to bring Calculator app to iPad thanks to technological advancements in AI and quantum computing.
Score: 109 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aUniqueName Avatar
4 weeks ago
How bout the Health app on Mac? Every one of apples native apps should be on all their platforms.
Score: 56 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madmin Avatar
4 weeks ago
The EU made them do it
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cicalinarrot Avatar
4 weeks ago
It took so long because they wanted it to feature all of the numbers.
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
abatabia Avatar
4 weeks ago
It’s a miracle!!
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jmarsh5 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Calculator on iPad. Innovation.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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