It seems Apple is once again going to focus on the iPad with its 2019 update to iOS. The same was confirmed by a tweet from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Apparently, the 2019 update will come with an exclusive update for the iPad. This is currently codenamed “Yukon”, and it will redesign the home screen of Apple’s tablet. It will also bring an updated Files app and some features for the Apple Pencil.
Speculations are that Apple might be adding in-app tabs to the iPad with this update, just like it has on the MacOS right now. The same is then expected to allow a side-by-side view of the same app using Split Screen mode. Gurman also said that the Springboard redesign for the iPad will also be coming to the iPhone, at least in part.
Furthermore, reports say that the Yukon update was earlier supposed to be included in iOS 12 this year. However, Apple is apparently going to focus on security and performance this year with its next iOS build. The company is expected to introduce iOS 12 at WWDC 2018, its annual developers conference, which is scheduled for June 4 and will run through till June 8 this year.