Apple’s iPadOS 16 is set to launch in October 2022. But there was no set date when to expect the main iPadOS update. Fortunately, a new, new rumor narrows the release of the software update to less than two weeks, along with what will be included in the final version.
- Apple may release iPadOS 16.1 from October 24.
- The iPad (10th generation) and 2022 iPad Pro tablets will be announced in the same week.
- Platform Manager ships with older iPad Pro tablets.
Based on Bloomberg analyst Mark Gurman, Apple will ship the first iPadOS 16 update in the week of October 24. This is a clear delay of more than a month compared to the original target schedule of the iPadOS 16 release. At the same time, the proposed timeline is more or less confirmed when Apple announces the iPad 10 (2022) along with the 2022 iPad Pro models.
While it’s currently testing the sixth beta version of the software, the first release will be iPadOS 16.1, which may introduce a more stable platform manager. This feature ran into a lot of performance issues during beta testing, so it makes sense for Apple to iron out the remaining kinks.
Instead of holding a physical event similar to the iPhone 14 launch, Apple is expected to unveil the 10th-gen iPad and the new iPad Pro tablets at the press conference. However, Apple has not yet confirmed this. Apple’s MacBook Pro and Mac Mini with the M2 chipset are bound to join the wave of new Apple hardware.
Level manager compatibility with older iPad Pro tablets
Just this month, Apple said the platform manager won’t be limited to M1-ready iPad tablets. The new multitasking feature comes on older Apple iPad Pro tablets, including the 2018 and 2020 models powered by the A12X and A12Z Bionic processors. According to Apple, the feature will be limited to four Live apps, compared to eight on the new iPad Pro and Air tablets.
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