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Apple announces the release date of iPadOS 16, the operating system for tablets

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iPadOS 16. (photo: Apple)

Manzana finally released the developer beta version of iPad OS 16.1 breaking the usual schedule that users have become accustomed to for years.

For this reason, the people of Cupertino have also announced that the release of iPadOS 16 will not coincide with iOS 16. It will arrive later, although they have not given a specific deadline. In fact, it will see the light of day in version 16.1, instead of 16.0, which represents an unprecedented event in a tablets.

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“This is an especially big year for iPadOS. With its own platform with features designed specifically for iPad, we have the flexibility to deliver iPadOS on your own schedule. This fall, iPadOS will be released after iOS, as version 16.1 in a free software update,” Apple told TechCrunch.

Why the release of iPadOS 16 would be delayed

Although the company did not delve into the reasons for the delay, a recent report by Bloomberg pointed out a series of problems in the development of iPadOS 16. That is, in its main novelty, Stage Manager.

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Here is a new multitasking proposal to organize apps automatically. Applications in use are displayed in the foreground, while other applications are stacked based on the task they perform.

The problem, however, its performance leaves a lot to be desired. Users who had a chance to try it out during the first iPadOS beta reported user experience issues and numerous technical bugs.

Craig Federighi, vice president of software engineering at Apple, acknowledged that feedback on the beta version was negative and that they are working on reports to improve Stage Manager.

iPadOS 16 Stage Manager. (Photo: Apple)
iPadOS 16 Stage Manager. (Photo: Apple)

Of course, proposing and developing solutions does not happen overnight. Apple needs more time to polish Stage Manager and deliver it in the best condition. Not to forget that it is touted as the main addition to iPadOS 16, Although it is exclusive to iPad with the M1 chip.

Apple’s goal, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, is to “revamp” the Stage Manager. Therefore, it is possible that the final version of iPadOS 16.1 will see significant changes compared to the proposed beta.

In addition to the alleged development problems, the disparity in the release dates of iPadOS 16 and iOS 16 is another way to further differentiate these operating systems.

The software for iPad adopts improvements that bring it a little closer to the operation of a computerwhile the software for iPhone continues its way of improving the experience of the smartphonebut it does not enter the territory of others devices.

Apple’s next big keynote, that is to say the speech where finally will be known iPhone 14 and the Apple Watch Series 8will take place on September 7. During the event, you will definitely be able to know more details about the release of iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura.

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iPadOS 16. (photo: Apple)
iPadOS 16. (photo: Apple)

All the news of iPadOS

New functionality of Collaborationbeing able to allow many users to collaborate in the creation of a document in a completely intuitive and simple way. All of this will be fully synced with the Messages app and face time. This also reaches other Apple apps as well as iOS and macOS.

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(photo: Apple)

Also, Apple announces sneakpeek, a space to be able to work in groups with different facilities such as access to a blackboard where everyone can interact and work. They will also be able to include documents and videos within this workspace called FreeForm.

Finally, the Cupertino company announced the aforementioned StageManager, a new way to manage all open windows on iPad, giving you the same experience you have available in macOS, as the function of Display management.

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