December 2, 2023

You could have to attend a bit longer this 12 months for the debut of iPadOS 16.

On Tuesday, Apple seeded the primary developer beta of its forthcoming iPadOS 16.1 replace. Whereas the seed is supposed for testing functions, the software program is accessible alongside the usual iOS 16 seventh beta that was additionally offered as we speak.

As of now, registered builders can obtain the iPadOS 16.1 profile by means of the Apple Builders Heart. After the profile has been put in, the beta will likely be obtainable for over-the-air set up.

Sadly, Apple additionally formally delayed the launch of iPadOS 16 as a way to enhance options in addition to work out further bugs. The corporate appears involved about eager to hash out its upcoming Stage Supervisor characteristic, which will likely be obtainable for M1 iPad fashions.

Per TechCrunch, Apple supplied the next assertion as to the delay:

That is an particularly massive 12 months for iPadOS. As its personal platform with options particularly designed for iPad, we now have the pliability to ship iPadOS by itself schedule. This Fall, iPadOS will ship after iOS, as model 16.1 in a free software program replace.

iPadOS 16.1 will apparently introduce new Stage Supervisor options, together with the power for customers to resurface the Stage Supervisor aspect rail utilizing a gesture whereas the characteristic is in full display screen. Different updates regarding 16.1 contain “the usual spate of beta bug updates”.

The information comes as one thing of a shock, provided that since 2019, iPadOS and iOS releases have often been tied collectively.

Whereas many customers had been enthusiastic about Stage Supervisor following the announcement of the characteristic at 2022, some customers have complained in regards to the new characteristic. Apple, in flip, appears to be devoting the additional time to easy the characteristic out.

Per Apple, iPadOS 16.1 will likely be launched “this fall” following the launch of iOS 16.

Through The Mac Observer and TechCrunch