Can iPadOS 16 Really Turn Apple's iPad Tablet Into A Real Laptop Replacement?
The iPad has been a very popular tablet of choice, with its closest rival being the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Apple's tablet has accounted for nearly 9% of annual sales for the tech giant, with that percentage seeing a slight increase in recent years. With hardware such as the same M1 chip as some of Apple's laptops, the iPad has been screaming for an updated OS that can unleash more of that power.
iOS 16, the next version of software for the iPhone, has several changes planned as well. This includes a new lock screen featuring widgets, according to Bloomberg. A refresh to the Health app and new audio and social-networking features to messages are also expected.
The Apple Watch has changes coming to its watch faces, system navigation and several of the wearable device's apps. A low-power mod will help users to get more battery life out of their watch when the battery is running low.
It is worth noting that while these upgrades are expected to be announced on June 6th at the conference, most updates won't occur until sometime in the fall. If you are part of the developer program, you should be looking for the release of initial beta versions in the coming week, with public betas beginning sometime next month.
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