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.
- 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and wide color
- A15 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
- Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
- 12MP Wide back camera, 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
- Available in purple, starlight, pink, and space gray
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.