This summer, iPad users who are testing out the iOS 11 Public Beta are getting their first taste of the future of iPad multitasking.
From a redesigned app switcher to an entirely transformed Dock, iOS 11 will make things quite different.
While so many of these changes are welcome—I’ve been running iOS 11 on my iPad Pro since the very first beta release because I’ve been so desperate for some of these improvements—there are still some interesting wrinkles.
It remains to be seen just what will change before iOS 11 goes final this fall, but here’s a look at where we are today, and where things might go in the future.
In iOS 11, the Dock pops up with a quick swipe from the bottom of the screen while you’re in any app.
In the current iOS beta, you can stick 15 apps into the Dock, so you can get a whole lot of icons down there if you want.