Apple might delay iPadOS 16 launch

A photo of an 11-inch iPad running iPadOS 16.
A photo of an 11-inch iPad running iPadOS 16. | Photo by David Pierce / The Verge

Apple is making big changes to multitasking and collaboration in iPadOS 16, asking users and developers to get used to its ambitious new Stage Manager user interface. Now, based on anonymous sources, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that, unlike in previous years when new versions of iOS and iPadOS have come out at the same time, the company will delay the launch of iPadOS 16. That would mean we can expect new iPhone software in September as usual, followed by an iPadOS update in October.

Gurman said the delay is due in part to Stage Manager, which, in our preview of iPadOS 16, The Verge’s David Pierce didn’t like very much:

We’ll reserve full judgment for our review this fall, but so far, I hate Stage Manager. The piles take up too much…

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Author: Richard Lawler