NEW TOOLBAR AND SIDEBAR
New toolbars and a sidebar will add functionality across apps. For example, it is now easier to organise your photos in the Photos app with the new sidebar as you can now use drag and drop functionality for easier sorting. IPadOS 14 will bring the sidebar to more apps like Calendar and Music too.
Search is also improved. It is now your single, goto destination for all searches. It can search for and inside everything you need, from your documents and apps, to even searching within apps as well as external web searches too.
The Apple Pencil is now easier to use. New features will automatically convert handwritten words into standard text, and this functionality is said to work in any iPadOS input field.
The Apple Pencil will also work with Scribble for enhanced handwriting recognition. You can double-tap on written text to select, copy, change, and move it around. Scribble can recognise both English and Chinese handwriting. It is also able to recognise context using data detectors, such as detecting phone numbers and addresses to allow you to point at them to make a call or pull up Maps.
BETTER AUGMENTED REALITY
ARKit 4 delivers a brand new Depth API that allows developers to access even more precise depth information captured by the new LiDAR Scanner on iPad Pro. ARKit 4 also introduces Location Anchors for iOS and iPadOS apps, which leverage the higher resolution data of the new map in Apple Maps, where available, to pin AR experiences to a specific point in the world.