MajinBu, which has sometimes been the protagonist of an interesting leak, commented on Twitter that Apple would prepare a new window-based interface for iPadOS. Apparently, it goes by the internal name of “Apple Mixer” and would be reserved for iPads equipped with the M1 chip.
Windows in iPadOS, something that should come sooner or later to meet rivals
Apple is developing a smart system for iPadOS. Apps will continue to open full screen but will automatically minimize when connected to the keyboard and trackpad. Internally it is called Apple Mixer. We don’t know if it will be included in iPadOS 16 or not, it should be exclusive to iPad M1. pic.twitter.com/1WfMj5TGue
— Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) March 15, 2022
The operation of this interface would be simple: as soon as the iPad detects that a keyboard and mouse have been connected, the full-screen application interface would switch to these windows. MajinBu specifies that this interface is under development, but that not sure if it will be finished in time to get to iPadOS 16
The idea and the image that accompanies the tweet sound good, but unfortunately we don’t have more information there are also no indications that make us think that it is reliable. Yes, it’s a rumor, but surrounded by doubts: how would this interface work on smaller screens, like the iPad Air M1? Will we be able to move these windows freely or enlarge them to half the screen? Will there be multiple places?
It’s too uncertain right now, but as someone who uses their iPad as a laptop i wish it were true. It would streamline certain actions a lot more, speeding up the iPadOS workflow and bringing it closer to where it should be. With rivals like Samsung showing off their Dex mode, that would be a nice retaliatory move.
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