Apple plans to start distributing iPadOS 16.1 starting in the last week of October, except for new bugs or special issues that need to be fixed these days.
Reporting is Mark Gorman Bloomberg In a tweet stating that iPadOS 16.1 is expected to be released for the week of October 24, which is the day the iOS 16.1 update should also be released, with two versions of iOS and iPadOS having to carry the same build number.
iPadOS 16.1 is on its way to release the week of October 24 — barring any new bugs or issues. Historically, Apple held its earnings call week launch in October.
– Mark Gorman (@markgurman) October 10 2022
iPadOS 16 and iOS 16 were supposed to be distributed together, but bugs in the first system forced Apple to delay the release by about a month. What’s new in iPadOS: An all-new experience for multitasking with Stage Manager and expanded support for external monitors, new ways to collaborate on messages, major updates in Mail and Safari, iCloud Shared Photo Library, professional features like Reference and Screen Zoom, and much more.
New software features will be available as a free software update for iPad (5th generation and later), iPad mini (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), and all iPad Pro models.
Among the reasons for the delay in the arrival of iPadOS, problems with Stage Manager – the multitasking function that allows you to work with multiple overlapping windows with full support for external monitors – and the lack of support for this function for older iPads. After being criticized, Apple decided to introduce Stage Manager support for the 2018 and 2020 iPads with the A12X and A12Z chipset as well, and some flaws have surfaced recently.
macOS Ventura, a new version of the operating system for the Mac, should arrive at the same time as iPadOS 16.1.
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