iPadOS 16.1 beta 3 is available as Apple prepares for Stage Manager

Apple is seeding iPadOS 16.1 beta 3 alongside iOS 16.1 beta 2, macOS Ventura beta 8, tvOS 16.1 beta 2, and watchOS 9.1 beta 2. This beta release followed the company’s statement more than a month ago saying it would delay the release of iPadOS to improve some of its features. new.

Earlier last month, a Bloomberg The report revealed that Apple was considering delaying the release of iPadOS 16 until October As the company was not satisfied with the experience of the theater manager. Apple has now confirmed that the release of iPadOS 16 is being delayed, and developers can install iPadOS 16.1 beta.

Of course, Apple hasn’t directly said that the iPadOS 16 release will be delayed due to bugs or other quality issues. Instead, the company claims that this is a “big year for iPadOS” and that it will now have its own “timeline”.

This is what Apple said in a statement Take Crunch:

This is a particularly important year for iPadOS. As its own platform with features designed specifically for the iPad, we have the flexibility to deliver iPadOS on its own schedule. This fall, iPadOS will ship after iOS, as version 16.1 in a free software update.

iPadOS 16.1 beta shares many iOS 16 features, but the most important features are exclusive to M1 iPad Air And the M1 iPad Pro with the theater director. It is characterized by:

  • Resizable windows: Resize the windows to make them the perfect size for your task;
  • Center application: Focus on the application you are working with without going full screen;
  • Quick access to windows and applications: The windows of the applications you are working with are prominently displayed in the center, and other applications are arranged on the left side in order of last use;
  • Nested windows: Create nested windows of different sizes in one view, giving you control over arranging the perfect workspace;
  • Putting apps together: Drag and drop side windows or open apps from the Dock to create groups of apps you can always come back to.

Another important feature coming for M1 iPad users using iPadOS 16 is the ability to have proper external display support.

Apple highlights iCloud Shared Photo Librarywhich lets you share a separate iCloud Photo Library with up to five people who can add, edit, add to favorites, comment on, and delete photos.

With the Messages app, Apple focuses on three important features:

  • Edit message: Within 15 minutes, users can make up to 5 modifications to a particular message, and recipients will be able to see a history of modifications made to the message;
  • Undo Send: not send any message for up to two minutes after sending it;
  • Mark as unread: Mark messages as unread when you don’t have time to reply but want to make sure you reply to the sender later.

Last but not least, PadOS 16.1 comes with a new version weather app. You’ll have a similar experience on macOS Ventura with an animated wallpaper, more weather details, forecasts, air quality, and more.

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