Following yesterday’s meagre offering following 18 months of development, the time has come. The iPad sucks now, and that’s a real shame.
Much like Greg, I used to be the guy that raved about the iPad all the time. I even spent months using a 10” iPad Pro as my main coding machine. Also like Greg, I use my iPad less now than I used to.
iPadOS 16.1 drops soon, and I barely even care. The only feature I think was worthwhile was proper second screen support. That isn’t coming until “sometime” later. Stage Manager on the 12.9” screen is there, but the UI takes up so much extra room that it’s a waste.
The real benefit in terms of function with iPadOS 16 was I could have 2 entirely different applications open with large viewing areas. You can see some of the configurations that proper second screen support enabled in this video I did.
None of those are available now. At some point the iPad will start to be more useful again. At this point I just feel like someone stole my toy when Apple took away proper second screen support.