October 2, 2023

Chances are you’ll not love this if you happen to’re hankering for iPadOS 16, however it provides Apple extra time to get issues proper.

Per Bloomberg, Apple is planning to delay the discharge of its upcoming iPadOS 16 working system by a month, pushing its launch to October. It’s thought that Apple is taking the additional time to enhance its upcoming Stage Supervisor characteristic.

Stage Supervisor features as a system that exhibits the newest of your open apps on the left facet of your iPad’s display and permits you to click on via them to make them the foreground app. Customers also can drag over further home windows to work on a number of apps on the identical time—a primary for the iPad.

It’s unclear whether or not Apple plans main modifications to Stage Supervisor between now and its launch in October. iPadOS 16 is at present on its fourth developer beta and can be out there to public beta testers. So far, testers have famous minor enhancements to Stage Supervisor throughout the beta testing interval.

Throughout the beta take a look at part, the Stage Supervisor characteristic has drawn complaints from some builders and customers for its bugs, a complicated interface and lack of compatibility with most iPads. The month-long delay will permit Apple to deal with perfecting this.

Bloomberg additionally notes that delaying iPadOS 16 by one month pushes its launch nearer to a brand new iPad Professional launch. Apple is prepping a brand new iPad Professional with an M2 chip inside. It’s going to additionally imply that iPadOS 16 is launched nearer to, or concurrently, macOS Ventura.

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A good quantity of the Stage Supervisor complaints have centered on the truth that the characteristic is barely out there on iPads that includes an M1 chip.

Other than Stage Supervisor, iPadOS 16 contains different new options resembling iCloud Shared Picture Library, Messages enhancements, correct exterior show assist, Safari upgrades, and way more. Apple might have pulled Stage Supervisor from iPadOS 16 and delayed it individually, however as a substitute it’s delaying your complete replace.

Prior to now, Apple has generally separated the releases of its iOS and iPadOS working methods. In 2019, iOS 13 was launched to the general public on September 19, whereas iPadOS 13 was launched on September 24. In truth, the primary model of iPadOS 13 that was launched to everybody was technically iPadOS 13.1. iPadOS 13 itself was by no means launched past developer and public beta testing.

Keep tuned for added particulars as they turn into out there.

By way of 9to5Mac and Bloomberg