It is possible that Apple may shift the update schedule for its iOS and iPadOS software. The company has traditionally released new updates to both at once but this could change as early as next month if a report from “people with knowledge of the matter” holds true.
iPadOS 16 will be released later than iOS 16. It’s not clear why Apple has plans to delay the release of this update, but we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Why iPadOS 16 Is Being Released a Month after iOS 16?
The new Stage Manager multitasking system that’s built into iPadOS 16 is taking longer than anticipated to develop. During the ongoing beta testing phase, developers have criticized this software for being buggy and confusing on top of its lack of compatibility with most tablets out there.
iPadOS 16 will be released later this year, and it’s likely that new iPads with M2 chips are coming in October. Rumor has it there might also be an entry-level iPad Pro using a USB-C port for storing your data.
Parting Thoughts on iPadOS 16 Delay
It would seem that iPadOS 16 may be getting delayed, or at least launched without some features. This is according to recent reports from Apple who has mentioned several plans for iOS 16 and their latest operating system respectively – including Stage Manager which was recently added back into development after being pulled last year – so either way, you look at it there will eventually come an update adding this powerful tool in sometime before too long.
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