Apple has today released the first betas of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 to developers. The two new updates have arrived just 24 hours after Apple also released iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 to the public, making for quite the turnaround.
The new updates are both available for download via the Settings app for anyone who has the correct developer profile installed, with IPSW files also set to be made available for those who like to install things manually.
It’s still early days for the new update, but there are already a few things that appear to have changed. Both new updates include an updated Home app architecture that should make it more speedy to use, while Apple’s Freeform notetaking and collaboration feature is also available. The same feature has also been rolled into macOS with the macOS Ventura 13.1 beta that has also now been released to developers.
Those with compatible iPads — those who have M2 and M1 chips inside — can now use Stage Manager with an external display again too. The feature was removed from the iPadOS 16.1 beta and was not part of the final product, but is now back once more.
Those who are on the public beta programs should expect to see the updates made available to them within the next couple of days, if no new problems are discovered.
A public release will happen after the beta program comes to an end, although it’s impossible to say when that will be.