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Apple to delay iPadOS 16 update, no such issues for iOS 16

Apple is delaying the iPadOS 16 update release by almost a month after the stable release of iOS 16. Here is why.

| Updated on: Aug 04 2022, 09:45 IST
Apple WWDC 2022: Top 10 iOS 16 features coming to your iPhones
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1/9 Customizable lock screen for iPhones: Apple has substantially upgraded the iOS lock screens with features such as ability to create and edit custom lock screens, add filters, change font styles. This is the biggest lock screen update on iPhones since the launch of iOS itself. (Apple)
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2/9 Wallpaper Gallery: Apple has introduced lock screen gallery in iOS 16. It will have a plethora of wallpapers that users can choose from. Various apps like weather will also provide a live wallpaper feature. (Apple)
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3/9 Widgets: Apple has also refreshed widgets and you can now enable them on your lock screen itself. From Music, Weather, to Smart Stack, you will now be able to bring all your important apps’ widgets to your lock screens. Now, you can even create custom lock screens and match them to your Focus modes. (Apple)
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4/9 Maps: Apple Maps has been updated to support visual look-around. Apple has introduced the multi-stop functionality to Maps as well as seamless integration with Apple Wallet. (Apple)
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5/9 LiveText: LiveText: One of the most popular Apple features, LiveText also has been improved. You can now use LiveText in videos as well as other apps. (Apple)
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6/9 Dictation: Dictation on Apple has just got smarter thanks to machine learning. You can now select a text and use dictation to edit it, or type an entire paragraph with your voice. The keyboard stays open to seamlessly shift between voice and touch. It even includes emoji detection and punctuation detection! (Apple)
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7/9 Notifications: iOS Notifications has also received some much-needed updates. Notifications will now be categorized from the bottom, keeping the lock screen cluster-free. (Apple)
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8/9 Visual Lookup: Visual Lookup has been improved. You can now tap and hold an object for Visual Lookup as well as send that object to someone as a message. (Apple)
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9/9 Mail: The Mail app has been updated. It now has several excellent features such as un-send mails, follow up, remind me later, and more. (Apple)
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Apple rumoured to do a delayed release of iPadOS 16 due to complexities with the Stage Manager feature. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

For iPhone and iPad users, the newest versions of iOS and iPadOS bring some substantial changes to the user experience. iOS 16 offers far more customisation options than ever and its beta versions have shown how well they work. iPadOS 16 brings the much awaited Stage Manager feature along with a couple of tweaks and updates to improve the experience. However, if you have been waiting for the update to hit your iPad by September, there is some bad news. iPadOS 16 will be delayed.

The iPadOS 16 update will be released after almost a month of the iPhone 14 launch, say sources close to the matter, according to a Bloomberg report. Hence, iOS 16 is expected to release at around the same time as the iPhone 14 series launch whereas the iPadOS 16 update could be released by October 2022. The delay is said to have been caused largely due to the new Stage Manager feature, which has been found to be buggy in beta testing.

iPadOS 16 update to be delayed

The iPadOS 16 update is said to have issues with several bugs with the Stage Manager feature. “During beta testing, the system has drawn criticism from some developers and users for its bugs, a confusing interface and lack of compatibility with most iPads. Staggering the release schedule will also allow Apple to put more engineering resources into completing iOS 16, the software update that will come included with the iPhone 14 in September,” says the Bloomberg report.

The delayed iPadOS 16 release will also bring it closer to the launch of the new iPad launches. Previous reports have suggested that Apple is planning to release a new model of the iPad Pro with the Apple M2 chip. This will be accompanied by the new base iPad model that will get a new chipset upgrade as well as the USB-C port for charging and data transfer.

However, this delay puts the iPadOS 16 update release in-line with the macOS Ventura release by October. The Stage Manager feature on macOS has been found to be less buggy and hence, should be release as and when it is ready.


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First Published Date: 04 Aug, 09:45 IST