iPadOS 14 beta testing

Just finished installing iPadOS 14 public beta on my iPad Pro, and I’m just testing writing this article using the scribble feature and the wordpress app. Scribble works nicely and is quite responsive, however it does take some getting used to. Firstly, it must get used to my handwriting, then it occasionally makes a mistake and it’s a matter of how do I go about fixing that. I’ve also noticed it doesn’t seem to support languages other than English, I added other keyboards to test writing in French and German, but accents weren’t understood.

The beta, like iOS 14, is particularly sizeable at around 3.5GB, however as fewer people are in a rush to download this update the download comes down rather speedily; installation is another thing though, taking quite some time.

I find it interesting that Apple made the choice with iOS 14 to support widgets on a small screen, however on the iPad’s much larger screen these are only available when your screen is rotated to landscape mode; their logic on various things just baffles me at times. I tested adding widgets in landscape mode, here I noticed here clearly some work was required, widgets weren’t rendering as clearly as they were in iOS 14 with widgets butting up against one another rather than having visual separation.

Unlike iOS 14, iPadOS 14 doesn’t feel as big an upgrade, more I think it will likely be incremental with smoothing the toughness that was version 13.

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