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WWDC highlights: Apple releases new iPadOS

via:威锋网     time:2019/6/4 7:01:30     readed:1310


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On iPadOS, you can split the view for each open app, create multiple work windows at the same time, long press a task list or link, you can drag it directly to another location for a new split screen or new window. Split screens can be resized, multiple windows can be stacked, and multiple screens can be made in the same app. Pictures, videos, links, and text content can be dragged and dropped between multiple split screens, which can achieve real meaning. The task was executed.

Apple also brought "desktop" browsing to the iPad, with better compatibility with web apps like Google Docs or Squarespace, and iPad Safari also got new keyboard shortcuts and download managers.

iPadOS refines the file management system. iCloud Drive now supports folder sharing, not just files, the new File app also uses a column view similar to macOS, and the attached storage directory is displayed in the Files app.

The iPad now supports external USB and SD cards, just plug it in and access it through the “Files” app. It’s worth celebrating that for the camera, there is also an automatic startup method that you like, such as automatically launching the user after connecting the camera. Third-party image editors - such as Lightroom.

iPadOS adds custom font support, and users can download font libraries from the App Store. In addition, the text editing on the iPad has new gestures, one is the three-finger gesture retracting copy and paste, and the other is the three-finger sliding undo. The iPad also has a new compact layout keyboard mode that shrinks in size and occupies only a fraction of the screen space and can be dragged to other locations on the screen.

Finally, Apple highlighted the importance of Apple Pencil for iPad productivity. On iPadOS, the latency of the Pencil dropped from 20 milliseconds to 9 milliseconds for more responsive interaction when using a digital stylus. Handwritten tags are integrated system-wide, so you can directly annotate screenshots or entire documents. Apple also opened the PencilKit API for third-party applications.

As a new debut system, iPadOS should also be updated with iOS 13, and iPad users should be very excited, we will be more comprehensive after the developer preview. All in all, the advent of the iPadOS marks the iPad's move towards a more professional goal, and the ideal to become a small portable computer is getting closer.

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