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Definition: iPadOS


The new OS in Apple's iPad debuting in the fall of 2019. iPadOS supersedes iOS, which has been Apple's mobile operating system since day one. iPadOS continues the trend of making the tablet more like the desktop interface in a laptop. For example, the cursor can be moved around the screen, and there are new keyboard shortcuts. Local files are viewed like desktop file managers with access to the network. See iOS and iPad.