Apple offered a preview of iPadOS 17 at WWDC 2023 today. The new tablet software update is set to gain many of the same features of iOS 17, including a handful of new Messages features (like automatic voice note transcriptions), expanded AirDrop capabilities, and smarter autocorrect for text input. The new Journal app for chronicling your day-to-day life is also coming to iPadOS.
The iPad is also catching up to iOS with the ability to personalize the lock screen and add new interactive widgets.
Last month, Apple released Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, finally answering calls from power users clamoring for professional-grade apps on the platform. But based on this initial preview, iPadOS 17 could leave power users underwhelmed. Stage Manager, a feature intended to unlock greater multitasking flexibility on the iPad, has proven underwhelming and at times buggy since it debuted last year.