We have already heard about the release of the iOS update to ver­sion 14, but in addi­tion to it, the oper­at­ing sys­tem for iPad tablets is also expect­ed to appear very soon, accord­ing to rumors, this year. Most like­ly, the sys­tem will have many sim­i­lar­i­ties with the OS for the iPhone, but there will also be fun­da­men­tal dif­fer­ences, which we would like to talk about.

We decid­ed to take a look at the rumors, log­i­cal con­clu­sions and leaks of infor­ma­tion that allow us to paint a rough pic­ture of the updates that await iPa­dOS 14 and the com­pat­i­bil­i­ty of the new sys­tem with exist­ing devices. Most of them rely on avail­able oper­at­ing sys­tem code.

So, iPa­dOS 14 will ten­ta­tive­ly appear in Sep­tem­ber 2020 and will be avail­able for down­load and update for free, as is usu­al­ly the case with Apple oper­at­ing sys­tems.

Source: 9to5Mac

release date

Pre­dict­ing the release date of OSes for Apple tablets, we rely on the expe­ri­ence of pre­vi­ous years. It would be log­i­cal if the sys­tem appears simul­ta­ne­ous­ly with the update for iPhone smart­phones, which, in turn, should be released at the same time as the next gen­er­a­tion — iPhone 12. Usu­al­ly new releas­es took place in Sep­tem­ber, but this year, despite the lack of spe­cif­ic data or offi­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tions from com­pa­ny rep­re­sen­ta­tives, there are rea­sons to sus­pect that the pre­sen­ta­tion will be delayed. In any case, most like­ly, it will take place this year, even if a lit­tle lat­er than usu­al.

The pre­vi­ous oper­at­ing sys­tem iPa­dOS 13 was intro­duced in Sep­tem­ber and appeared in the pub­lic domain on the 24th, so until more accu­rate data is received, we are guid­ed by the same date.


As you know, each new sys­tem grad­u­al­ly can­cels sup­port for obso­lete devices. And in this case, we also do not yet know which ver­sions of the iPad will not be able to receive updates. The expe­ri­ence of past years tells us that the changes will not affect the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 4. Per­haps even the iPad Pro 12.9, released in 2015, will already be con­sid­ered obso­lete. But the last assump­tion is espe­cial­ly doubt­ful, because this tablet was posi­tioned at release as more pow­er­ful than the stan­dard ver­sions of the iPad.

As for iOS 14 for smart­phones, this sys­tem will most like­ly be avail­able for all devices that have been updat­ed to iOS13 and, if we draw an anal­o­gy, it may turn out that man­u­fac­tur­ers will fol­low the same path with the iPad.

News and rumors

Source: 9to5Mac

Apple Pencil

9to5Mac has received some infor­ma­tion regard­ing Apple’s illus­tra­tion pen­cil. The oper­at­ing sys­tem may include full sup­port for using the pen­cil on web­sites. And this means that it will be pos­si­ble to use all its func­tions: tap­ping, scrolling, draw­ing, notes, etc. And all this will be avail­able through the brows­er.

This infor­ma­tion came to the pub­li­ca­tion not from sim­ple guess­es, but from the code for iOS 14. How­ev­er, since the pen­cil is not yet sup­port­ed by the iPhone, it is fair to assume that the code applies specif­i­cal­ly to tablets.

Anoth­er rumor, this time from the well-known por­tal MacRu­mors, says that the Apple Pen­cil will receive anoth­er inter­est­ing fea­ture — to trans­form cur­sive text into print­ed text. This tech­nol­o­gy already exists, and we would­n’t be sur­prised if it appears in a new oper­at­ing sys­tem.


The code for iOS 14 has giv­en a lot of food for thought to both iPhone own­ers and iPad users. Wid­gets can take on a more sig­nif­i­cant role, as they can be placed on the home screen, and not just on a sep­a­rate pan­el. Of course, we make allowance for the fact that this infor­ma­tion is tak­en from the code for smart­phones, but as you know, the sys­tems are very sim­i­lar in many ways. More­over, this func­tion is much more rel­e­vant for tablets with a large screen and, accord­ing­ly, space for using wid­gets.

This can also make iOS more sim­i­lar to the Android OS. Whether this is good or bad is up to the users to decide. Both sys­tems have enough sup­port­ers and oppo­nents.

The tablet’s desk­top wall­pa­per is rumored to be cus­tomiz­able. That is, we will get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to choose dynam­ic, flat or gra­di­ent wall­pa­pers. I would like to believe that 3D wall­pa­pers are just around the cor­ner, because the tech­nol­o­gy is quite pos­si­ble and we have seen it in action on Face­book.

Source: PCMag


Apple fans are pre­dict­ing sig­nif­i­cant changes for appli­ca­tions on the iPad. For exam­ple, it is like­ly that more default options can be select­ed. For exam­ple, set your pre­ferred brows­er not to Safari, but to Chrome. This was stat­ed by Bloomberg, spec­i­fy­ing that such a pos­si­bil­i­ty is only being dis­cussed so far, and we have no guar­an­tees to see it in action.

It may be pos­si­ble to use appli­ca­tions with­out down­load­ing them. This fea­ture is called Clips and like­wise got into the spot­light thanks to the iOS 14 code. Exam­ple: You can watch YouTube videos with­out down­load­ing the app. This is a con­ve­nient and nec­es­sary func­tion, although not the most impor­tant for the user.

A num­ber of oth­er apps were men­tioned in the code: Yelp, Door­Dash, OpenTable, and PS4 Sec­ond Screen. Accord­ing to rumors, it will be pos­si­ble to use the func­tion by click­ing on the link to the appli­ca­tion or through the QR code.

The next ver­sion of Safari may also have a built-in trans­la­tor that allows you to auto­mat­i­cal­ly trans­late web­site pages.

The mes­sag­ing app, i.e. Apple’s stan­dard mes­sen­ger, could get some sig­nif­i­cant addi­tions accord­ing to code leaks. Fea­tures may include the abil­i­ty to undo and delete mes­sages already sent, mark them as unread even if you’ve read them, show the progress of writ­ing a reply, and tag peo­ple in group chats. Such like­ly updates have been report­ed by MacRu­mors.

Return­ing to 9to5Mac, this pub­li­ca­tion announced that a new aug­ment­ed real­i­ty appli­ca­tion will appear in the axis. It will allow the user to use an iPhone or iPad to get infor­ma­tion about the world around them. Most like­ly, this will either be relat­ed to trav­el oppor­tu­ni­ties, or, as 9to5Mac claims, get­ting infor­ma­tion about goods and prod­ucts in the store. If the first option is fea­si­ble in under­stand­able ways, then the sec­ond one is of more inter­est, and we look for­ward to the appear­ance of a sim­i­lar fea­ture, if it is still planned in the new ver­sion of the OS.

Siri on iPadOS 14

Apple’s voice assis­tant gets an update with every new axis mod­el, these aren’t nec­es­sar­i­ly obvi­ous, but def­i­nite­ly notice­able changes. The 14th ver­sion of the oper­at­ing sys­tem should not be an excep­tion. Exact­ly what will be updat­ed is still unknown, but MacRu­mors says that this time it will be an oppor­tu­ni­ty for devel­op­ers to cre­ate their own ver­sions of the voice syn­the­siz­er, which will allow trans­la­tion and local­iza­tion of con­tent, as well as the use of new voic­es.

Source: pin­ter­est

Health and sports

Unlike the iPhone, sports and fit­ness apps are not essen­tial on the iPad. Few peo­ple pre­fer to play sports using a tablet, but this does not mean that their oper­at­ing sys­tem can­not have suit­able func­tions for this. In this case, MacRu­mors reports that the com­pa­ny is work­ing on a Fit or Fit­ness app that will pro­vide the user with train­ing videos and instruc­tions for train­ing. You can watch all this on iPad, iPhone or Apple TV. In par­al­lel, progress in class­es will be tracked using the Apple Watch, so as usu­al, the appli­ca­tion will work best if it is built into the over­all sys­tem of Apple devices.

Other functions

Anoth­er piece of news we’ve heard about the upcom­ing update is the abil­i­ty to ful­ly sup­port the mouse in iPa­dOS 14. Axis 13 already had this fea­ture, but for now, you need to enable it man­u­al­ly. Plus, the mouse does not work ful­ly, as on com­put­ers. For exam­ple, at the moment it is not pos­si­ble to choose the design of the cur­sor, depend­ing on what it is hov­er­ing over.

Accord­ing to 9to5Mac, this fea­ture will appear in the new ver­sion of the oper­at­ing sys­tem.

Apple is a bit behind the com­pe­ti­tion in terms of smart home sup­port. iOS 14 and prob­a­bly iPad OS will get a few updates. For exam­ple, there are rumors now that there will be audio play­back options via Air­Play^, for exam­ple, using Home­Pod.

As we can see, there are not many new fea­tures we have to get in the new oper­at­ing sys­tem. In addi­tion to the main and most strik­ing addi­tions, of course, we should expect debug­ging and fix­ing exist­ing errors. Many more new fea­tures will appear on the ver­sion of the oper­at­ing sys­tem for smart­phones, and it is pos­si­ble that some of them now or even­tu­al­ly migrate to the iPad.

Source: Mac­world

There is no new infor­ma­tion yet on the next iPad and iPad Pro mod­els, so if you’re look­ing for a tablet, this is still one of the exist­ing mod­els.

iPad Pro is avail­able in 11-inch and 12.9‑inch ver­sions. Built-in mem­o­ry is avail­able from 128GB to 1TB. The cur­rent mod­el is pow­ered by the A12Z, the most pow­er­ful iPad proces­sor to date. This device is main­ly aimed at pro­fes­sion­al artists and offers many fea­tures includ­ing sup­port for Apple Pen­cil and cre­ative apps.

iPad Air is the light­est iPad avail­able with 64GB or 256GB options and a 10.5‑inch screen. It works on the A12 Bion­ic proces­sor. It is con­ve­nient for every­day tasks, con­tent view­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

The stan­dard iPad has a sim­i­lar diag­o­nal, but from mem­o­ry it received a lim­it of 32 or 128GB. This tablet is pow­ered by the A10 Fusion proces­sor. Even though the tablet is not the newest, it is pow­er­ful and can han­dle movies, games and oth­er tasks.

The iPad mini is a minia­ture mod­el that comes in three col­ors, comes with a choice between 64GB and 256GB of stor­age, and a 7.9‑inch dis­play. iPad mini is pow­ered by the A12 Bion­ic proces­sor. iPad mini is ide­al for those look­ing for a small yet func­tion­al device for work, trav­el and play.

All tablet mod­els are avail­able with SIM card sup­port for wire­less Inter­net access, regard­less of your loca­tion.

In addi­tion to updat­ing the oper­at­ing sys­tem, we also expect the announce­ment of new mobile devices and oth­er devices from Apple. The date of the annu­al event has not yet been announced, but we will be close­ly mon­i­tor­ing devel­op­ments.