Apple is a brand known for its consistency. There are almost no surprises with the Cupertino company, it refines and perfects and does so at its own pace.
That’s why it makes the headlines whenever there’s the slightest disruption to Apple’s pace. This time it is no different. According to insider sources, Apple is pushing the release of iPadOS 16 to October.
The unusual move marks a break from Apple’s tradition of almost always releasing software updates in September, with the launch of the new iPhone lineup. It also aligns the software release more closely with the future launch of the new iPads, which are expected to arrive sometime around October/November.
This information was first put forth by Mark Gurman in a recent article published on Bloomberg’s website. It should be noted that Gurman is one of the most reputable sources when it comes to Apple and his track record in this area is almost flawless.
According to Gurman, there are a number of reasons behind the decision to roll back the latest version of iPadOS. One he specifically cites is Stage Manager, one of the biggest highlights of iPadOS 16.
For reference, Stage Manager is the latest multitasking feature coming to the iPad. It is also the one that is bringing the iPad into Mac territory more than ever. If you want to learn more about Stage Manager and how it works exactly, you can do so by visiting our iPadOS 16 example.
However, Stage Manager, ambitious as it is, has been heavily criticized by users and developers alike during beta testing. From the plethora of technical issues to the downright confusing interface, it seems there’s still a lot of room for improvement.
That’s why Apple takes its time. Perhaps the extra month or so will allow the tech giant to get Stage Manager and, by extension, iPad OS 16 right. Patience is bitter, but his apple is sweeter.