In my iOS 10 Wishes story from April, I wrote:
I heard from multiple sources a few weeks ago that some iPad-only
features will be shipped in 10.x updates following the release of
iOS 10 in the Fall. I wouldn’t be surprised if some iPad changes
and feature additions won’t make the cut for WWDC.
I didn’t have high hopes for major iPad-specific features to be
announced at WWDC. Still, I was disappointed to see the iPad
return to the backseat after last year’s revitalization. Every
time Craig Federighi ended a segment with “it works on the iPad,
too”, it felt like the iPad had become an afterthought again.
After WWDC, I strongly believe that Apple has notable iPad-only
features in the pipeline, but they won’t be available until later
in the iOS 10 cycle, possibly in early 2017.
It seems like Apple is shifting to a model where more features roll out in .1, .2, and .3 updates throughout the year, so this makes sense. As for what some of those iPad-specific features might be, Viticci’s own aforelinked wish list is a good start.