Apple's official YouTube channel will show existing owners a series of new, minute-long tutorials on how to make better use of their iPad while giving potential users a taste of what they're missing.
There are currently two videos available for public viewing, with the first screenshots being covered by Apple Pencil. As the following clip shows, users can take a screenshot by simultaneously pressing the Home button and the Sleep / Wake button.
In iOS 11, tapping on the resulting image in the bottom left corner of the screen opens a markup window that can be used to draw or edit the screenshot. Users can share the image via sharing sheets, save it to photos or delete it.
The next video shows users how to use split view to run multiple apps at once. With iOS 11's multitasking capabilities, the iPad becomes more like a desktop, allowing users to open two or more app panels simultaneously. Split View is even more useful with built-in drag-and-drop capabilities that allow content to be shared quickly between apps.
Four more videos were released today as mentioned in ] a tweet from iMores Rene Ritchie, but does not remain on Apple's YouTube page listed. The first is a simple tutorial that shows new features in Notes, including Apple Pencil support and handwriting recognition.
Another clip shows users how to manage multiple emails simultaneously using iOS 11's built-in window controls. For example, a new composition at the bottom of the screen can be minimized by dragging the handle of the area to allow unhindered access to the Inbox. Compound emails can be deleted, swiped, or maximized with another tap by tapping on the handle.
Another video highlights the new App Files, which consolidates documents and media from a multitude of cloud-based storage services such as Dropbox and iCloud. The lack of a true file manager is one of the biggest complaints that power users have with iOS, and Files is one step toward solving this problem.
Finally, Apple casts a glance at changes to the iPad keyboard, in particular the ability to enter special characters with a simple gesture. If you search for letters that contain special-sign derivatives, a drop-down list is now displayed, while numbers can be accessed quickly by swiping down the top-row of letters. Users can also manipulate the position of the cursor by dragging across the keyboard with two fingers, just like a trackpad.
Apple's latest iPad tutorial in some cases repeats the lessons that were aired in previous videos released last year, such as marking images with Apple Pencil and navigating through them files app. However, with the sixth generation iPad appearing on store shelves, the videos serve as a clever advertising tool for those looking for a new tablet in the marketplace.