Apple’s iPadOS 16 was previewed at WWDC 2022 yesterday, and this update takes full advantage of the M1 chip’s power, starting with Stage Manager, which brings a new way to multitask with multiple overlapping windows and full external display support. You can also collaborate easier than ever with new ways to begin working with others in apps across the system using Messages.
A new Freeform app is basically a flexible canvas that lets users brainstorm together, while new tools in Mail aim to help you become more productive. That’s not all, Safari now has a shared Tab Groups to browse the web with others, complete with ultra secure passkeys. Want an even more immersive way to check weather? Well, the new Weather app makes full use of the stunning iPad display. A public beta will be released next month to all iPadOS users, while the developer version is available now.
- WHY IPAD MINI — The full iPad experience designed to fit in one hand. With an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, powerful A15 Bionic chip, 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage, USB-C connectivity, and ultrafast Wi-Fi. Take notes, mark up documents, and edit photos and videos.
- IPADOS + APPS — iPadOS makes iPad more productive, intuitive, and versatile. With iPadOS, run multiple apps at once, use Apple Pencil to write in any text field with Scribble, and edit and share photos. iPad mini comes with essential apps like Safari, Messages, and Keynote, with over a million more apps available on the App Store.
- FAST WI-FI CONNECTIVITY — Fast Wi-Fi keeps you connected at home, work, school, or wherever you go with your iPad.
iPad is our most versatile device, and we’re excited to take what it can do even further with iPadOS 16. With Stage Manager, which takes multitasking on iPad to a whole new level, plus new ways to share and collaborate via Messages, Safari, and the new Freeform app, and new pro features like Reference Mode and Display Zoom, users can get even more done on iPad,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.