Apple wins a Patent for a next-gen hinged keyboard iPad accessory with multiple modes
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to a new hinged iPad keyboard accessory that provides multiple installation modes that could deliver superior flexibility for users. One particular patent figure would strongly suggest that the iPad could take on a macOS (or macOS-like) user interface.
This sounds very interesting. iPadOS as we know it in touch form, macOS when connected to the Magic Keyboard.