I was trying to enrol my iPad into the iPadOS public beta, but the portal seems to be having all sorts of issues, so I can’t get logged in yet. I’ll wait until the rush dies down. FWIW, these are what I’m most excited for:

  • Better mutli-tasking
  • Mouse support
  • Better file-management

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  1. @MrKapowski The mouse support, as Apple states, really is for those who otherwise could not use the iPad. It doesn’t work with the convenience of the pointer you’re used to. I hope that changes in the future.

  2. @gebloom so I’ve read, but like you I’m hoping it improves over time. My use-case is almost entirely going to be text selection and manipulation, so I’m ok with it being less than optimal for interacting with other parts of the system in the meantime.

  3. @MrKapowski The optimistic view is the original Mac has no cursor keys, because Jobs wanted users to acclimate to the mouse.

    On the good side, the desktop-class browser works (bugs of course). I have book-length text in the browser LaTeX app, Overleaf, and in the browser Markdown app, Draft (not the Drafts.app), and both will be usable on the iPad.

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