It’s a major update day, as the company is rolling out new versions of its iPhone, iPad and Mac operating systems. While iPhone users at large have already had a taste of iOS 16, this will be the first time that most folks will get their hands on .
Apple of iPadOS 16 amid reports it needed more time to polish up the Stage Manager multitasking feature (which we in an early iPadOS 16 beta). In fact, Apple said it was skipping a public release of iPadOS 16 and going straight to version 16.1 — just in time for the company’s and shipping this week.
The latest version of the iPad operating system will include many of the same updates as iOS 16, including significant changes to Mail, Safari, Messages and other key apps. There are more collaboration-centric features, while the Weather app is finally coming to iPad.
Stage Manager is also the main attraction of macOS Ventura. During , we felt that the feature improved the multitasking experience on Mac. The Continuity Camera feature, which offers a native way to , sounds intriguing, as does the introduction of and to Safari.
As for iOS 16.1, that offers shared photo libraries through iCloud and a , which optimizes iPhone charging times depending on when the power grid is using greener energy sources. Apple Fitness+ is without the need for an Apple Watch. Also new are an improved battery life icon, Live Activities and per-app copy-and-paste permissions, which should mitigate .
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