Come on Apple, give the iPad some love...

Though the recent Apple WWDC was packed with tons of software features, it definitely lacked on the iPad front. The iPad did get some features as part of iOS 10 but nothing like the iPhone or the Mac or the Apple Watch or even the Apple TV. iPad was almost totally neglected. This was really surprising as Apple just recently renewed its efforts on the iPad side with the iPad Pro models. But not to lose hope, I agree with Federico Viticci at MacStories, iPad Pro will and should get an iOS point release in the near future with features targeted specifically at it (like iOS 9.3). 

I didn’t have high hopes for major iPad-specific features to be announced at WWDC. Still, I was disappointed to see the iPad return to the backseat2 after last year’s revitalization. Every time Craig Federighi ended a segment with “it works on the iPad, too”, it felt like the iPad had become an afterthought again.

After WWDC, I strongly believe that Apple has notable iPad-only features in the pipeline, but they won’t be available until later in the iOS 10 cycle, possibly in early 2017.
— Federico Viticci at MacStories

I have long stressed that Apple needs to concentrate on both the hardware and the software differentiation of the iPad to make it more productive. The iPad is such a revolutionary device with so much potential and at this point it feels tremendously shackled by iOS! Come on Apple, its time for your four OS strategy to grow to a five OS strategy. Even Apple TV has its own OS, its time for an iPad OS...