Apple may delay the release of iPadOS 16 to October. The fault of a Stage Manager not yet successful. This would also coincide with the launch of macOS Ventura.
Apple has become accustomed to releasing major versions of its operating systems on a regular basis, with updates for iPhone and iPad usually arriving shortly after the new device preview event in September. That being said, things could be slightly different this year. Bloomberg reports that the Cupertino company could postpone the launch of iPadOS 16 by about a month.
Apple could delay the release of iPadOS 16 to October
The main reason behind this postponement would be the Stage Manager multitasking tool, which will only be available on iPads with an M1 chip. This allows users to resize windows and have them overlap. However, those who were able to test the feature in the beta versions could see that it was not really developed.
Nathan Ingraham of Engadget wrote in his review of iPadOS 16 the following:
In its current form, Stage Manager is pretty rough. When I was using my iPad with an external display, the system would crash and send me back to the home screen from time to time, killing any productivity gains. There are also some issues with apps behaving oddly when resizing their windows.
The fault of a Stage Manager not yet completed
Previous reports indicated that the Cupertino company had new iPads planned for later this year, including an upgraded base model with a USB-C port and an iPad Pro with an M2 chip. Postponing the release of iPadOS 16 would mean a launch closer to the arrival of these new tablets. This would also allow the Apple brand to prioritize things and fine-tune iOS 16, as Bloomberg points out.
For what it’s worth, macOS Ventura also includes Stage Manager. In her preview of this new version of the operating system, Devindra Hardawar found the feature to be the most interesting addition of this version.
This would also coincide with the launch of macOS Ventura
According to rumors and previous years, Apple is expected to launch macOS Ventura next October. Given that the Cupertino company has been trying for a long time to make the iPad no longer be seen as a big iPhone, but as a do-it-all productivity device, releasing iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura at the same time could be another. subtle message about the positioning of Apple tablets on the market.