We expected a September release date for iPadOS 16, but according to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple tablet owners will have to wait longer than usual. The next major iPad update is likely to debut in October, resulting in a one-month delay.
Interestingly, this new timeline reportedly bridges the gap between the iPadOS 16 release and the rumored iPad launch. There’s talk in the streets, and according to the grapevine, Apple is set to unveil the m2-packed iPad Pro. The Cupertino-based tech giant is also reportedly shelling out a faster, lower-end iPad with a USB-C port. Bloomberg indicated that these tablets may also launch in October.
Why is iPadOS 16 delayed?
“Why is iPadOS 16 delayed by a month?” You must be thinking. Well, Apple overhauled iPadOS to upgrade its multitasking capabilities, including interesting features like Stage Manager, which lets users jump between groups of apps and operate on multiple tasks at once.
iPadOS 16 (Image credit: Apple)
In addition to the Stage Manager, iPadOS 16 offers a built-in Weather app, updated collaboration features, a new gaming perks, better support for external displays, new Mac-like controls for the productivity platform, and more.
Unfortunately, according to feedback from users who have experimented with iPadOS 16 beta, the improvement has not been well received so far. Critics slammed the system for its bugs, troubled user interface and poor compatibility with most iPads.
As such, the delay will give the Cupertino-based tech giant the time required to complete iPadOS 16. “Staggering the release schedule will allow Apple to put more engineering resources into perfecting iOS 16,” Bloomberg reported.
If you’re thinking about iOS 16, don’t worry. This major iPhone update is still expected to arrive on schedule in September, shortly after the launch of the iPhone 14.
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