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iPadOS 16 delayed until October: why it’s a good thing

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple plans to delay the release of iPadOS 16 by a month, abandoning its habit of releasing the update at the same time as iOS.

Good.

According to Mark Gurman, delaying this launch will give Apple more time to optimize Stage Manager features that were buggy in beta versions, difficult to use, and limited to newer versions of the M1 iPad. The reporter also notes that the delay of the release by a month brings him closer to the release of new material, which is expected before the end of the year.

In addition, Apple has already announced that certain iOS and iPadOS features, such as the CarPlay update, will not be available immediately and will be added in later updates.

There is no reason for Apple to keep the same version of iOS and iPadOS

That’s what it is. There is no reason for Apple to keep iOS and iPadOS versions at the same level. Of course, it’s good that the launch will take place a few months after Apple’s WWDC developer conference, but it makes sense to do this close to or even in parallel with the iPad hardware update.

In addition, Apple needs to focus on iOS. Yes, we need to end the times when iOS releases were difficult, as they have been in the past. I remember several absolutely terrible iOS releases where critical bugs were dropped on millions of iPhones and users had to wait for those bugs to be fixed. And if they were lucky, then these updates did not bring new bugs.

The difference in usability between iOS and iPadOS is also huge. In early 2022, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company has 1.8 billion active devices worldwide — that number includes the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch — and that more than a billion of those — iPhone.

It’s huge.

Nobody wants to push a buggy update onto a billion devices.

It’s hard to tell how many iPads are in the park. I estimate the figure somewhere between 200 and 250 million. This is a significant number, but it is less than the iPhone. If the price for a better and smoother version of iOS is a few weeks delay for iPadOS, then this is a good deal.

Source: .com

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