Apple is currently testing the new iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 software versions through both the developer and public beta channels. Like last time, Apple announced the software’s arrival at WWDC, but the stable version is released in September. Although till now iOS and iPadOS have been launched simultaneously. But this time it probably won’t happen.
A new report has revealed that Apple will delay the release of the iPadOS 16. This means you can expect iOS 16 in September, while iPadOS 16 can arrive in October. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said the delay in the rollout of the iPadOS 16 software may be due to changes related to software multitasking features. Apple had announced that iPads running iPadOS 16 would include a feature called Stage Manager that would let users multitask just like they would on a computer. Users can open multiple apps at the same time, resize their windows, and even switch between different sets of apps on the iPad.
There are bugs in the iPadOS 16 feature
It’s taking time for Apple to master the feature, after heavy criticism from the iPadOS 16 developers and its initial version in a public beta.
Developers and users reported several bugs in the feature. He also didn’t like the interface and said it was confusing. Stage Manager, available through beta testing, is also not supported with most iPad models.
Macs are also getting this feature with the new macOS Ventura software, which is also in beta testing. However, the Mac version has fewer complaints against it. The report states that pushing the release of iPadOS 16 will give Apple time to focus and put more engineering resources into preparing every software.
Gurman had earlier reported that Apple is working on a new iPad Pro with an M2 chip, as well as an entry-level iPad that will come with a USB-C port.
Since Apple split iPadOS into its own operating system in 2019,
iPadOS releases have largely been tied to iOS releases, with software updates for the iPhone and the iPad launching at the same time. The delayed launch of iPadOS 16 will mark a departure from Apple’s standard release plans.
Introducing iPadOS 16 in October means the software will be timed to launch closer to new iPads. Apple is developing a new M2 version of the iPad Pro with an M2 chip, and an entry-level iPad that features a USB-C port, both of which are expected to debut later this year.