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One of Apple’s biggest iPadOS 16 updates is borrowed from Android



One of Apple’s biggest iPadOS 16 updates is borrowed from Android


Apple’s new iPadOS 16 software brings a new virtual memory swapping feature that Android users have been enjoying for some time.

The company unveiled iPadOS 16 on Monday at WWDC 2022, bringing with it major new updates to multitasking, external display support, collaboration, and more.

Several major updates have been reserved for Apple’s iPad M1, iPad Air, and iPad Pro M1 (2021), including a new virtual memory swapping feature that will be very familiar to Apple Android and Windows iPad users.

From Apple:

Powered by the performance of the Apple-designed M1 chip, Display Zoom now allows users to increase the pixel density of the screen so they can see more in their apps, which is especially helpful when using Split View. With Virtual Memory Swap, iPad storage can be used to expand available memory for all applications, providing up to 16 gigabytes of memory for the most demanding applications, making multitasking absolutely seamless.

Virtual Memory Swap takes storage space on the iPad and converts it to virtual memory, unlocking more RAM for really intensive tasks and improved multitasking, a very important feature now that iPad supports a much wider range of multitasking options, including expanded compatibility with full screen.

As noted, this requires the power of the M1 chip, so you’ll need to use one of Apple’s best iPads to take advantage of it. The same goes for Stage Manager, borrowed from macOS Ventura as a new way to manage true multitasking and resizable windows on iPad.

The first developer beta of iPadOS is now available!

This is everything Apple announced at WWDC 2022

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