Apple is a brand known for its consistency. There are almost no surprises in the company of Cupertino, they master, master and do it at their own pace.
That’s why it grabs the headlines every time there’s the slightest glitch in Apple’s pace. This time is no different. According to internal sources, Apple is delaying the release of iPadOS 16 to October.
This unusual move marks a departure from Apple’s tradition of almost always releasing software updates in September with the launch of its new iPhone lineup. It also closely aligns the software release with the possible launch of the new iPads, which are expected to arrive sometime in October/November.
This information was first published by Mark Gurman at a Article recently published on Bloomberg. It’s worth noting that Gurman is one of the most respected sources when it comes to Apple, and his track record in this matter is impeccable.
According to Gurman, there are a number of reasons behind the decision to suspend the latest release of iPadOS. One he cites specifically is Stage Manager, one of the most important features of iPadOS 16.
For reference, Stage Manager is the latest multitasking feature for the iPad. It’s also the device that brings the iPad into the Mac territory more than ever. If you are interested in learning more about Stage Manager and exactly how it works, you can do so by reading about iPadOS 16 preview.
However, as ambitious as it is, Stage Manager has drawn a lot of criticism from users and developers alike during beta testing. From the plethora of technical issues to the downright confusing user interface, there seems to be a lot of room for improvement.
So Apple is taking its time. Perhaps an extra month or so will allow the tech giant to get Stage Manager and with it iPad OS 16, right. Patience is bitter, but its apple is sweeter.