There are a few days left before the Apple World Developers Conference, so there are more and more rumors and sources of information about the company’s future plans. Citing insiders, Bloomberg reports that iPads may soon be closer to laptops than to smartphones.

iPad now allows you to open two adjacent windows on the screen, and another in Slide Over. This works, but requires careful adjustment. It is also not clear now how to move programs and change their location. According to insiders, iPadOS 16 will expand this interface.

“The iPad’s next major software update, iPadOS 16, will have a redesigned multitasking interface that makes it easier to see what apps are open and switch between tasks, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the changes aren’t yet public. It also will let users resize app windows and offer new ways for users to handle multiple apps at once,” the statement said.

iPad screens are almost the size of a laptop, and many models have an M1 chip, the same as in recent Mac computers. Therefore, it is likely that you will be able to display more than three application windows on the tablet at the same time.

Among the company’s products, the iPad was mostly closer to smartphones than computers. However, in recent years it has become more powerful and functional, and Apple has invested in accessories such as the Magic Keyboard. It is clear that the tablet is more like a MacBook, so the company is improving the software in this direction.