Apple accidentally reveals another big feature for iOS 11

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iPhone should have Split View, too.
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Apple’s Feedback app on iOS has been updated ahead of its WWDC keynote later today, and it hints at an interesting new “Drag and Drop” feature coming to iPad in iOS 11.

Thanks to a distinct lack of leaks this year, we knew very little about what Apple had up its sleeve for iOS 11. But the company’s own leaks have given us hints at some major changes coming to iPhone and iPad. First there was Files, and now drag and drop.

Details are scarce for now; the only indication we have for the feature is the mention of “Split View/Drag and Drop” that has suddenly appeared in the Feedback app for beta versions of iOS. But of course, drag and drop is a function we’re all familiar with.

It appears Apple will give us the ability to transfer files between two Split View apps on iPad by simply dragging them from one to the other. It’s simple, but it will dramatically speed up workflows for those who frequently share files between multiple apps.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen drag and drop on iOS. Late last month, Readdle brought the feature to its popular productivity apps for iPad, but for now, it only allows you to transfer content between two Readdle apps.

It looks like that restriction will be lifted when iOS 11 makes its debut this fall. We’ll find out more about iOS 11 later today; Apple’s keynote kicks off at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) and we’ll be covering the whole thing as it unfolds.