Apple has planned to delay the release of iPadOS 16, the new iPad update, by a month, now with an October arrival, according to Bloomberg. The operating system would therefore arrive with macOS Ventura on Mac. For their part, iOS 16 on iPhone and watchOS 9 on Apple Watch should still arrive in September.
This delay is not common, iOS and iPadOS versions normally release together. But iPadOS 16 includes Stage Manager and this novelty causes problems, hence the delay of a month to polish it and make sure that everything will work well.
As a reminder, Stage Manager allows users to resize applications in overlapping windows for an improved multitasking experience. The feature also supports an external display, allowing users to work with up to eight apps simultaneously (up to four apps on the iPad and up to four apps on the external display). Stage Manager is only available on iPad Pro and iPad Air with the M1 chip.
The arrival of iPadOS 16 in October means that the update will see a release similar to the new iPads. Indeed, Apple must release new tablets in the fall. In particular, there is talk of an iPad Pro with the M2 chip and a new entry-level iPad with a USB-C port.