Apple announces iPadOS 15 with homescreen and multitasking improvements

Weeks after introducing its most powerful iPad Pro devices ever, Apple is today announcing the latest version of iPadOS — and there’s a clear focus on making Apple’s tablets more capable productivity machines.

As rumored, iPadOS 15 will make the homescreen more customizable and allow for more flexible placement of widgets. You can now stick them anywhere you’d like, a capability that came to iOS 14 last year. But iPadOS 14 didn’t offer the same functionality, and widgets could only be placed in the Today View sidebar despite the tablet’s vast screen real estate.

Apple is also bringing the App Library to iPadOS. Much like on the iPhone, it will let you maintain a less-cluttered home screen by filing away the apps you rarely use to an…

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