Discussions about iPads replacing laptops have gone on for years, with the arrival of both the Apple Magic Keyboard and the inclusion of the powerful M1 chip inside the iPad Pro and iPad Air finally pushing us in that direction.

But the iPad-as-laptop-replacement wish has never turned into the real deal, despite Apple’s best efforts. iPads still function like tablets. But this could all change thanks to iPadOS 16, which was just unveiled during Apple’s WWDC keynote this week.