Another piece of the puzzle could come this summer, when Apple shows off iOS 13 for the first time. iOS 11 made improvements to the iPad's multitasking capabilities, but many people want a more robust interface for these larger screens. Rumor has it iOS 13 wants to use tabs to display multiple "windows" of the same iPad app and also let apps show two different views of an app side-by-side as well. There's no way you can stack up as many windows as you can on a Mac (or Windows, or Linux, or Chrome OS), but improved multitasking should help Apple sell its iPad vision.
Regardless of potential software updates, the new Air and significantly upgraded iPad mini have put Apple's tablet lineup in a sensitive place. Before, there is a huge gap between the iPad and audacious iPad Pro; The 1