We are less than a week from the (supposed) presentation of the new iPads Probut one question still hangs in the air: does Apple keep the iOS untouched on these devices or make even more changes for new tablets to go a step further towards becoming more capable substitutes for a laptop?
The definitive answers will be known on 10/30, but until it arrives we can delight in this beautiful concept created by the designer. Kvin Eugne It is highlighted by us a few months ago with a special concept for Siri.
The first of the novelties imagined by Eugne is just a reinvention of the assistant on the iPad. It would get its own icon in the Dock and have a more macOS-like interface, with a small window in the upper right corner showing the results of its commands. As with the concept we have outlined earlier, it would also be more proactive: it would be possible, for example, to drag elements (such as images or links) straight from your interface to a document or email.
The little window of Crab It would also feature an expansion bar that, when slid, would make the wizard occupy the entire right portion of the screen for expanded results. If inactive for a few seconds, the window would “hide” in the corner of the screen and could be dismissed with a swipe of the finger to the right.
The concept also gives extra startbar skills (which should reach the iPads Pro due to the supposed extinction of the Home button). Here it would be a key element of a new feature called Flow, which would come to replace the Slide over and would allow three apps to side by side you would simply slide your finger on the bar to go "from corner to corner" on the screen.
To enable fullscreen mode on the last active app, just double-tap the bar (and two more to return to the previous view). Finally, multitasking would work the same as with the X / XS / XS Max iPhones by dragging the bar slightly upward and holding it.
In the designer's mind, the Dock could also have some extra help on iPad Pro: you could, for example, drag some elements (such as a location, a link, or an image) to save them there temporarily. The area would also win a new cone with a Transfer area special: when you open it, a small window popup would show all recently copied items for quick access.
These are really good ideas, and they only make me more excited to see what Apple has up its sleeves for next week. Will we see something like this in the keynote? Hope so.