Just over three months after its announcement at WWDC 2022, iPadOS 16 will be officially released. Available from next Monday (24)Apple’s new tablet operating system is more similar to macOS, featuring updates to the window control (Stage Manager), as well as new productivity tools.
The arrival of the successor to iPadOS 15 was announced this Tuesday (18) on the apple company’s website. Unlike the September presentation, when Apple released the new iPhone 14 line, three versions of the Apple Watch and the AirPods Pro 2, this time the news was focused on other systems and devices from the company.
Users who are in doubt if they have access to the update for Apple tablets can check the selection of models for which iPadOS 16 will arrive. For the happiness of many, the list is not restricted to the latest versions of the device, including, in addition to all models of the iPad Pro, iPads that are equal to or later than its 5th generation, iPad minis equal to or later than its 5th generation and iPad Air equal to or later than its 3rd generation.
iPadOS 16 has multitasking and macOS “expensive”
A lot more similar to macOS than iOSApple’s new tablet update doesn’t hide that it’s trying to bring part of its notebook experience to iPads.
For this, its main updates were focused on the Stage Manager, a feature that allows users to quickly and conveniently switch between iPad applications. Initially announced only for tablets with an M1 processor, it was also released for older iPads, but with some limitations.
In addition to it, there are also other news, such as the launch of Freeform, a tool for cooperative work that works as a blank canvas, containing texts, audio and videos, and updates in apps like Weather, Mail and Photos.