That’s fixed! See below note in my list.
I’m with Chris, didn’t find the announcements disappointing at all.
One thing to point out about those that are discussing background tasks. I suspect that while not announced we will find improvements with the new iPads. I’ve already seen mention that copying files no longer fails in the background even on iPadOS 14 though I’ve not tested myself. Earlier iPads with 4 or 6GB of memory will likely fail at certain tasks that 8 and 16GB of memory will be able to complete. iPadOS is efficient with less ram but it still has limits. Moving forward I expect 8 and 16 will do far more, especially 16. After 2 weeks with the 2021 Pro with 8GB of memory the only time I’ve seen reloads of content were restarts. In that regard it’s been fantastic.
Getting back to what was announced, again, agreed with Chris!
- I’ll say too that I’m actually generally fairly happy with the multitasking as is or at least with the model used. The improvements announced fix the couple of things that bothered me, primarily, being able to change and create split screen pairs while in multitasking view. I’m not somebody that was wishing for a radical re-write of how it works.
- Federico V tweeted a screenshot of Files app copying files with a new progress indicator in the beta. So, that’s one fix many mentioned and one of my complaints about Files.
- Quick Note looks to be a real game changer.
- The new machine learning features that will recognize text and objects in images much of which will now be surfaced in Spotlight.
- Agreed with Chris on his other mentions.
One thing I’ll note about the new App Library in the dock, I already keep all my apps in one folder on the dock. I have a keyboard attached much of the time and just use Spotlight to open apps which is super fast. If I’m not using the keyboard I can just open that folder from the dock, even with an app open full screen, and drag the new app down to a split screen or just open it. It works really well already.
I’m actually someone that stopped using the Mac 4 years ago and as the hardware and iPadOS have gotten better at a faster rate than Mac OS and it’s hardware for most of that time, I’m quite happy. Sure there are some changes I’d still like to see such as improved Mail, indexing of files content, etc, I was really happy using my IPad before yesterday and will be even more so in when I start using iPadOS 15.