News hardware Hard blow for Apple which will probably have to postpone the release of iPadOS 16
While all Apple aficionados are waiting for the dates of the next Keynote as well as the products that will be announced there, the American giant could delay the release of the next iPadOS.
The Stage Manager functionality at the heart of the delay
Little by little, we are approaching the date of the announcement of Apple’s next Keynote, which should lift the veil on the brand’s future products. We normally expect announcements on the next iPhones, the new Apple Watch, the new AirPods Pro and maybe an iPad Pro M2.
But today, that’s not what interests us, since we learn via Bloomberg that the Cupertino company plans to postpone the deployment of iPadOS 16. If you’re here, you know that almost every year Apple releases a new operating system for almost each of these products. IOS for the iPhone, MacOS for the Macbooks, iPadOS for the iPads or even watchOS for the Apple Watch.
Still according to information relayed by Bloomberg, the Stage Manager functionality would be the cause of this lag. As Apple had announced during its last presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), this function makes it possible to display several windows with customizable dimensions, or even to superimpose them. This being one of the most interesting of the iPadOS 16, the American giant prefers to make the choice of security by postponing its release, just to give itself some time to correct the few bugs present in the beta.
A month late, not more
Initially scheduled for release in September, the iPadOS 16 should logically see the light of day a month later – in October therefore. As a result, Apple would allow itself time to further optimize the new features of its future operating system. As we explained to you a little above, developers and users with access to the beta have informed the firm of a lack of compatibility with most iPads.
By pushing back the release of its OS by a month, Apple is also giving itself more resources to devote to the completion of IOS 16, the software update that will be included with the iPhone 14 in September. This slight program change would also bring the release of iPadOS 16 closer to that of the two potential new iPads. It’s almost an open secret, but the American giant plans to release a new version of its iPad Pro with the M2 chip as well as an entry-level iPad with a USB Type C port.
In addition, we already know that Apple will not launch all the planned features as soon as its new OS is deployed. Live Activitieswhich will allow applications like Uber Eats to display the status of an order on the home screen, should therefore arrive later, as will the redesign of the CarPlay interface as well as an iPad application named Freeform.