A new patent hints toward a macOS mode for iPad – but don’t hold your breath

Audio player loading…

A patent has been uncovered where docking an iPad to a keyboard accessory would enable a macOS mode, featuring floating windows and more.

As we approach WWDC 2022, rumors of what iPadOS 16 may feature have been light, which could mean two things. Either it’s going to be a muted update, or we’re going to see a major redesign.

We’re most likely going to see the former, with a focus on speed and bug fixes for the iPad in 2022. But that doesn’t stop us from thinking about where iPadOS could go.

A macOS mode when an iPad …