Last year, Apple introduced the iPadOS 16 update, which focused on introducing front-of-house scheduling. In the upcoming iPadOS 17, Apple has further optimized front-of-house scheduling.
iPadOS 17 allows users more flexibility to adjust the position and size of the window for Front Desk Scheduling, giving them further control over their workspace. It also supports built-in cameras for external displays.
The iPadOS 17 system dramatically enhances the front desk scheduling experience. While more flexible than macOS, it is a significant improvement over version 1.0.
Apple has also introduced a macOS experience that allows users to add new windows to the workspace by Shift-clicking on the application icon.
During WWDC 2023, Apple detailed that iPadOS 17 works with a USB webcam or microphone connected through a USB-C port. Developers can leverage these accessories in their apps through the new APIs available in the iPadOS 17 SDK. Combined, these improvements provide an even better multitasking experience for iPad users.
According to tech media outlet 9to5Mac, the iPadOS 17 desktop dispatch also lacks a flip mode, which is available with a regular laptop. This mode allows you to plug in an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse and then close the lid to use it as a desktop. But even with these accessories, you must always open the built-in screen on the iPad.