Developers and users could have problems with Apple's delayed iPad 16 release: Mark Gurman

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 09 Aug, 2022

Some features that are supposed to function seamlessly between iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 may not work seamlessly for customers with iOS 16 on iPhones and iPadOS 15 on iPads. App developers who create apps for both devices might also encounter problems.

There has been a delay in Apple's release of iPad 16, its next major software update for iPads. Despite the Cupertino company's logic, this postponement could pose a problem for those with both iPhones and iPads.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports that following up on Apple's previous revelation that iPadOS 16 could be postponed by a month, the company may encounter trouble with seamless app functionality.

Although the move may be rational for Cupertino-based company, users of both iPhones and iPads may have difficulties.

It is not possible to seamlessly use iOS 16 and iPadOS 15 devices when it comes to new iMessage features such as retraction and editing.

Gurman pointed out other new features, such as the iCloud Shared Photo Library, more advanced collaboration tools, and the ability to transfer FaceTime calls between devices, are likely to be inaccessible to those users as well.

For developers, citing developer James Thompson Gurman, it may be necessary to ship something early that is broken on iPadOS for universal apps that work on both iPhone and iPad. He states that nothing will be shipped until iPadOS is released.

The iPad and Mac will both get Stage Manager, which allows users to manage several tasks simultaneously, resize windows, and move between different clusters of apps rapidly.

Gurman says Apple may benefit from this change because of its quest to make the iPad more Mac-like. Furthermore, Apple may also launch new iPad models in October, making it a better idea to launch both software and hardware simultaneously.

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