Bad news for iPad owners. Apple will delay the iPadOS 16 software update until October. This is approximately a month after iOS 16 was released for iPhone in September.
Apple has not yet released a new iPadOS version right after the new iOS version was released, but it appears that this year’s update has been delayed. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman heard from “confidential sources” that Apple intends to release iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 on different schedules.
Apple is planning to delay iPadOS 16’s release by around a month, compared to iOS 16. Apple plans to delay the release of iPadOS 16 by about a month compared to iOS 16.
Apple delayed the release of iPadOS 16 because it was unclear why.
Mark Gurman claims that Stage Manager, a new feature, is responsible for the delay. It gives users more ways to interact with multiple apps on their iPads. People who have used this feature in beta over the past few months often complain that it is confusing and buggy.
Gurman believes that Apple has been criticized for Stage Manager’s functionality in the beginning. This is especially true since Stage Manager on iPadOS 16 can only be used on M1 iPads. This feature will help the iPad get closer to being the laptop replacement Apple promised. The company wants to ensure that all bugs reported prior to the release of the update are addressed.
The main feature of iPadOS 16 would be Stage Manager. However, there are many other features, such as a Weather app that iPad users have long requested. iPadOS 16 also integrates many features from iOS 16, including Unsend in Mail and SharePlay in Messages. There is also a new Shared Photo Library within iCloud.