What you need to know
- Apple's Bob Borchers and Sebastien (Seb) Marineau-Mes sat down with TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino.
- The two Apple executives talked everything about iPadOS 15.
TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino sat down for an interview with Bob Borchers, Apple's Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, and Sebastien (Seb) Marineau-Mes, Vice President of Intelligent System Experience, to talk about iPadOS 15 and what it means for users and developers.
Multitasking on the iPad, while a welcome addition when Apple originally launched iPadOS, was a feature you had to really discover. This made the feature accessible to pro users while leaving most regular users without the feature due to its complexity. Borchers says that the aim of iPadOS 15 was to make it easily discoverable so that all iPad users could enjoy the feature.
One of the best demos Apple showed off with iPadOS 15 was Universal Control, which lets a user drag their cursor between their Mac and iPad like magic. Marineau-Mes says that the feature was a natural next-step for Continuity and Sidecar, two other technologies that took steps to make using the Mac and iPad together with a smoother experience.
With iPadOS 15, Apple also announced that developers can now build iPhone and iPad apps directly on iPad with Swift Playgrounds. Marineau-Mes says this will open up a whole new workflow for both new and existing developers.
You can read the entire interview at TechCrunch. If you want to pick up an iPad and start coding when iPadOS 15 releases this fall, check out our list of the Best iPad 2021
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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