Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says that there will be plenty to see in Apple’s upcoming iPadOS 15 unveiling during today’s WWDC21 keynote. Gurman says improved multitasking and redesigned incoming notification banners are just a few of the new features we’ll see.
In addition to a few new morsels of information, Gurman repeated previous predictions. Gurman expanded on a previous report that iPadOS 15 will allow the placement of widgets anywhere on the home screen. Gurman also shared the improvements to iPad multitasking is also on its way:
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.
Gurman also said that in addition major changes to iMessage and new ways for users to set their status, iOS 15 will also boast a redesigned incoming notification banner experience.
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.
We’ll find out later today all of the new features offered in iPadOS 15, as well as see the unveiling of iOS 15, macOS 12, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8 – Today, Monday, June 7, at 10 a.m PT.