We have seen that Apple is believed to be the best when it comes to making tablets while it is also the best in terms of laptops. We have seen both the iPad series and the MacBook series of devices from Apple in recent past. However, we are yet to see a proper 2-in-1 device from Apple as we cannot term the iPad Pro 12.9-inch as a 2-in-1 device. While you can use a keyboard and do stuff on iPad Pro as you would on a 2-in-1 device, it is still a tablet for most parts.
Now, it seems like Microsoft is taking the tablet experience seriously as it should too because of its Surface lineup. While Microsoft has released various versions of its Surface Pro lineup running Windows, it is yet to nail the tablet, laptop and the 2-in-1 experience in general. That might not be the case anymore as Microsoft has unveiled some changes to its tablet experience with the latest version of Windows 10.
Microsoft says that this new changes to the tablet experience of Windows 10 will be automatically enabled whenever a keyboard is removed from 2-in-1 devices like the Microsoft Surface Pro lineup or others. In this new tablet experience, Microsoft has increased spacing between icons in the taskbar which is where most of the apps will be opened from. Also, it will help in picking the touchpoints better as they have enough space between them. You will also see the keyboard icon at the bottom-right of taskbar now which will let you open the keyboard in case of need.
Also, you will notice that the search bar and Cortana icon inside the taskbar are now collapsed by default in the new tablet experience. Having said that, it will remain expanded by default in normal mode. With these changes, Microsoft is looking to attract more and more 2-in-1 users to Windows 10.