Ipados 18: Top New Features And Big Things Still Missing

Apple has officially released iPadOS 18 Beta 1 for developers. I've tested it on my M4 iPad Pro, and despite some bugs, it performs better than expected. Here are the highlights and what's still missing.

iPad Pro (M4) iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd gen and later) iPad Pro 11-inch (1st gen and later) iPad Air (M2) iPad Air (3rd gen and later) iPad (7th gen and later)

Place app icons anywhere Resize widgets directly on the home screen Change icon theme between light and dark modes

These changes enhance personalization, though using colorful wallpapers might affect the tints and hues.

New icon shapes: full circles or pill-like shapes Multiple views with swiping for more icons and larger app views Fully rearrangeable icons

Basic and scientific calculator functions Math Notes feature for solving and modifying equations in real-time Graphing capabilities for equations

No Apple Intelligence features in Beta 1 Missing new Siri animations, genmojis, and ChatGPT integration iPad Pro still not fully positioned as a computer replacement