A special iPadOS 17 is reportedly being developed by Apple for the speculated bigger iPad. Apple is also developing a 14.1-inch iPad that might be on sale this year or in the early part of 2024. A 16-inch device is also said to be in the works. Two 6K resolution 60Hz refresh rate displays will supposedly be supported by a special edition of iPadOS 17, which is a definite upgrade from its previous iPadOS 16 version. Apple is reportedly getting ready to offer all features of iPhone lock screen customisation to iPad as part of iPadOS 17, including preferences for the clock position on the iPad lock screen.
The upcoming software update for iPads, the iPadOS 17 is anticipated to work with the 14.1-inch iPad that will be available next year and have an M3 Pro chip. Additionally, there are rumours of new features like Stage Manager and a revamped Lock Screen. Additionally, there are rumours that this iteration of iPadOS 17 will support multiple displays. The capabilities of the Stage Manager would increase as a result. Users will also be able to drag and drop files and windows between the two screens while multitasking and working on other apps, even on the latest versions of iPhones. However, there isn’t enough information available regarding the new features. This could indicate that rather than releasing a tonne of new features, Apple wants to make it a performance-improving iteration.
The exact release date of the iPadOS is not yet revealed. It is also unclear how people will respond to the new features of iPadOS 17. The new features may not be compatible with all previous iPad models, and some may not get them all. To encourage users to upgrade to newer devices, Apple is discontinuing support for outdated iPad models. Only time will tell how the new update is going to perform.