At the beginning of this month it became clear that there were problems with Apple’s operating system for your iPad. Normally, new versions of iOS and iPadOS always appear at the same time. Until 2019 were both versions identical, but due to its unique properties, the operating system was then split into an iPhone version and an iPad version. iOS 16 will be released in September with the release of iPhone 14 series but you’ll have to wait a little longer for a new version of iPadOS.
Direct to iPadOS 16.1
Apple rolled out iPad OS 16.1 beta yesterday. The company is late as website Techcrunch know it’s a big year for the iPad, with the OS going to break even more with iOS for the iPhone. That’s why Apple now has the flexibility to stick to its own timetable. Apple has announced that it will immediately release iPad OS 16.1 this fall, probably in October.
We already knew from a previous post that things were not going quite well with Stage Manager. This new feature for the iPad allows users to start several tasks at once with a new taskbar on the left, several windows that you can have open at the same time to increase your productivity, and a system that allows you to easily switch between apps. So it’s really a productivity boosting feature, but in an earlier beta version, the testers were quite critical of this feature. Apple is taking the extra time to improve Stage Manager significantly. So don’t expect iPadOS 16, but directly iPadOS 16.1. Hopefully with an improved version of Stage Manager.