iPadOS 16 may be delayed a month longer than expected. Apple typically tends to release new versions of its operating systems on a regular cadence, and the announcement usually follows its annual hardware event in September. However, according to Bloomberg, the company may delay the launch of the operating system for iPads by approximately 1 month.
According to the information, the main reason for the delay in the launch of ipadOS 16 is the Stage Manager tool, developed for iPads with Apple Silicon M1 processor. This tool allows the user to resize windows and place them on top of each other. The obstacle of this feature is the bugs found in the beta version of the operating system. Nathan Ingraham from Engadget says:
In its unfinished form, Stage Manager is a little rough around the edges. When I was using my iPad with an external monitor, the system crashed and threw me back to the home screen frequently, which of course kills the productivity gains. There are also quirks with applications that behave unpredictably when resizing their windows.
Launching new iPads in late 2022
Previous leaks said that new iPads will be released by Apple by the end of this year, including the most basic model, which will gain a USB-C port and an Apple Silicon M2 processor. The decision to delay the launch of iPadOS 16 shows that the launch of the tablet is close.
It is important to remember that macOS Ventura will also have the Stage Manager tool. In the OS preview, Devindra Hardawar says the feature was the highlight of the update. macOS Ventura is believed to be released in October.