iPadOS Hands-On: Apple's tablets just got a lot more flexible

  • Published: 24 June 2019
  • When I reviewed the iPad Pro last year, I was torn. Here was one of the most impressive (not to mention expensive) tablets any company had ever made, and its software seemed caught between two goals: provide the classic, friendly iOS experience people were used to, and grow in a way that makes it more meaningful to the pro users shelling out for premium hardware.

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Comments • 542

  • oliverjazz13
    oliverjazz13  2 months back

    Will the iPad Air 2019 get USB support too with iPadOS ?

    • Catch Up
      Catch Up  2 months back

      oliverjazz13 of Course

  • bassandtrebleclef
    bassandtrebleclef  3 months back

    Still seems like a purposely gimped device. Apple's core strength is it's os, and while this is definitely moving in the right direction, I was hoping for more. Especially seeing what Microsoft has done with the surface pro 6.

    • Ra y
      Ra y  3 months back

      Hey I’ve got that iPad mini. It’s my primary device for reading and gaming.

      • MobileDecay
        MobileDecay  3 months back

        It only took them years to not sell you a blown up iPhone.

        • yogesh panwar
          yogesh panwar  4 months back

          Did the apple ipad 2018 get the upsate as well?

          • I. M. Wyrd
            I. M. Wyrd  4 months back

            I’m most looking forward to the desktop version of websites and the foot massage features.

            • Eric
              Eric  4 months back

              How did you get the dedicated number row?

              • Some Guy on the Interwebs

                Safari needs PWA support

                • ps3songs
                  ps3songs  4 months back

                  They should make a keyboard with a trackpad!

                  • a
                    a  4 months back

                    Just put Mac OS on it, add another USB C port and take my damn money already! 🤦‍♂️

                  • Sumit Kumar
                    Sumit Kumar  4 months back

                    Can I hook up my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard to the iPad to type articles and emails on? That would be absolutely fantastic.

                    • Justin Younkman
                      Justin Younkman  4 months back

                      Yes and that’s not a new feature. You connect through the bluetooth settings.

                  • Oliver Jackson
                    Oliver Jackson  4 months back

                    I was gonna buy an iPad Pro but I’m not gonna spend 800$ on a tablet

                    • USMC MSgt
                      USMC MSgt  4 months back

                      Does the dark mode give you more battery life? Like are those pixels off to create a dark image?

                      • USMC MSgt
                        USMC MSgt  4 months back

                        @Moeez Malik okay thanks.

                      • Moeez Malik
                        Moeez Malik  4 months back

                        no, because its not an OLED panel.

                    • LaserWorms
                      LaserWorms  5 months back

                      Youtube is glitching and wont let me discard the comment so im just going to post this

                      • LaserWorms
                        LaserWorms  5 months back

                        "Apple's tablets just got a lot more flexible"


                        • John T Mcdonough
                          John T Mcdonough  4 months back

                          When is Apple going to get a 60 bit Google backup app the 32bit app will not work anymore on my macbook pro. my ipad works great
                          but i wish i could use my laptop the way i use my ipad.

                      • Kerkkiat Pipatpongkul
                        Kerkkiat Pipatpongkul  5 months back

                        06:21 Double tap on Shift key = Caps Lock

                        • Andi Chg
                          Andi Chg  5 months back

                          Kindly share the link of that awesome wallpaper.

                          • Andi Chg
                            Andi Chg  4 months back

                            its in wallcraft app. you can scroll all those images

                          • Larry Starkiller
                            Larry Starkiller  4 months back

                            Andi Chg Where?

                          • Andi Chg
                            Andi Chg  4 months back

                            finally got it. :P

                        • Jason
                          Jason  5 months back

                          The iPad Pro is already very flexible according to JerryRigEverything.

                        • powerlinkers
                          powerlinkers  5 months back


                          • AsianJBlazian
                            AsianJBlazian  5 months back

                            the new ipad pro got a lot more *flexible* yeah they got more flimsy and bends.

                            • Loki27
                              Loki27  5 months back

                              AsianJBlazian not gonna stop me from buying one.

                          • Smarty Boots
                            Smarty Boots  5 months back

                            Did he say how much they cost (the bigger ipad)

                            • ChuckandMax
                              ChuckandMax  5 months back

                              I have often wanted to open up multiple safari windows so I’m really excited about that feature. The feature I really want and have been wanting since ipad day 1 is the ability to change the metadata on my photos. I don’t know if that is going to happen in this update but let me tell you why. I’m an artist and I collect screenshots and images from the web and save them to my photos and put them in albums for reference. I want to be able to give that photo a unique name and I want its date to be editable. Right now if I forget to move something to an album and I want to search for it I have to scroll through all of my photos I don’t know the name of the photo and in my years view the photo places itself in the year the original photo was taken so right now I have photos listed as being from 1967 in my years view and this is horrible I need them to be dated the day I downloaded them that’s how I remember where they are. And in that same vain I don’t like the fact that these reference photos, receipts and screenshots are placed in my memory views because I don’t want them mixed up with my actual photos which are my memories I want complete control of the metadata of every photo and the choice of how it is used once I download it. I really want to be able to sort my camera roll the same way I can sort my photos within an album. I have had every model of iPad as they have come out so my camera roll is quite extensive and very difficult to manage without any “pro” tools

                              • dark13art
                                dark13art  5 months back

                                iPad os should better handle files in file app. We need similar file system like in mac OS. For example still we cant see how much space Folder take on the iPad - you can see individual file,size but not the folder. Deleting files is also really slow. Personally i think future iPad hardware should have more RAM. Great that Apple finally give us iPad os but there is till lots of things to polish in that os.

                                • mrz 1342
                                  mrz 1342  5 months back

                                  In Fall if i upgrade my ipad pro to ios 13, will be same as new ipadOS?

                                  • Vortex Nova
                                    Vortex Nova  5 months back

                                    Im putting this version on my ipad and im thinking this is very helpful for school work like projects you will be able to finish things 2X faster and also when im playing a game and i don’t want to loose ill be able to slide it over

                                    • Tommy Mercy
                                      Tommy Mercy  5 months back

                                      Ive watched quite a few videos saying ipad os can replace a full-fledged computer os. Sure?

                                      Yes mobile OS has gotten a lot more advanced but can it replace a full computer OS in terms of full video editing, photo editing, heavy gaming, computer progrmming etc?

                                      • Cole Phillips
                                        Cole Phillips  5 months back

                                        Over 22,000 emails. Clean up that damn inbox.

                                        • CowtipperTom
                                          CowtipperTom  5 months back

                                          I really want to know if you can watch video on the iPad that is stored on an external drive. Would love to have a drive with my movies that I have ripped over the years with me.

                                          • Khan Bui
                                            Khan Bui  5 months back

                                            Does the mouse function work with iPad Air 2?

                                            • Michael Fox
                                              Michael Fox  5 months back

                                              It should because the Air 2 supports iPad OS. I tried an Apple magic mouse on my 2019 iPad Air running iPad OS public beta, and it worked. I'm pretty sure a plug-in mouse would work as well if you use a lightning to usb3 adapter, but you might have to power the iPad at the same time.

                                          • S Gill
                                            S Gill  5 months back

                                            I wish Samsung made a bigger tablet. Actually looking at this now that it has all the same features as an android tablet. And I'm bored of all the devices I have now. Want to try somehting new.

                                            • John Hicks
                                              John Hicks  5 months back

                                              Will iPad OS work on older iPad Pros? iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)?

                                              • Cheeseburger FX
                                                Cheeseburger FX  5 months back

                                                Did I see that there is Quick Look?

                                                • DoroteoVilla
                                                  DoroteoVilla  5 months back

                                                  All I ever wanted was a mouse on my IPad. Apple, was that so hard??

                                                  • John Coyne
                                                    John Coyne  5 months back

                                                    0:15 dude, you've got an unread email or two...

                                                    • Mr. Donut
                                                      Mr. Donut  5 months back


                                                      • Victy 7
                                                        Victy 7  5 months back

                                                        Could you post the link of that wallpaper please???🙏

                                                        • Terry McCray
                                                          Terry McCray  5 months back

                                                          Download the app wallcraft it’s on there

                                                      • patoloco1000
                                                        patoloco1000  5 months back

                                                        Did you direct Get Out and Us?

                                                        • steve allen
                                                          steve allen  5 months back

                                                          We need a decent web site creation tool

                                                          • Ujwal Bhagat
                                                            Ujwal Bhagat  5 months back

                                                            By being more flexible, do you mean it bends? 🤔

                                                            • Doris Latimore Johnson
                                                              Doris Latimore Johnson  5 months back

                                                              Mouse still in beta. Some other reports, cursor was okay. Assistive device needs option adjust speed.

                                                              • Eric C
                                                                Eric C  5 months back

                                                                How can i install ipados on my ipad pro?

                                                                • puneet madaan
                                                                  puneet madaan  5 months back

                                                                  Wallpaper link?

                                                                  • unstopology
                                                                    unstopology  5 months back

                                                                    I love Android! Oh, whoops, wrong video.

                                                                    • Joe-so- DopeYT
                                                                      Joe-so- DopeYT  5 months back

                                                                      WHY AM I POOR?😭😭😭

                                                                      • Ayan Asad
                                                                        Ayan Asad  5 months back

                                                                        This is not on tablet

                                                                        • Naoka
                                                                          Naoka  5 months back

                                                                          not for gaming

                                                                          • Final Fantasy
                                                                            Final Fantasy  5 months back

                                                                            All I need to know is: Is the new ipadOS going to make my experience with Procreate better?

                                                                            • Melania's Boyfriend
                                                                              Melania's Boyfriend  5 months back

                                                                              Is it more like windows? lmao. Apple is for children.