iPadOS 16.1 Release Date Reportedly Set For Later This Month

Apple could finally release iPadOS 16.1 on the week beginning October 24. That’s according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who wrote on Twitter that Apple’s plans are for that week specifically.

Gurman says that Apple will release iPadOS 16.1 that week barring any new bugs that crop up.

The iPadOS 16.1 update had already proven problematic for Apple, with the company taking the unusual decision to cancel iPadOS 16 entirely and go straight to iPadOS 16.1. That decision came after Apple struggled to get Stage Manager ready for primetime.

The new Stage Manager is a marquee feature that lets people run their iPad apps in windows for the first time, allowing them to overlap and work in a similar way to they might on a Mac.

Those testing the iPad update over the summer have been vocal about its problems, and Apple took an extra few weeks to get it ready. Now, it seems to be confident that the update is ready for everyone to use — although current beta testers are still less than convinced.

It’s thought that Apple could release the new iPad software update alongside new iPads later this month, too. There is already talk of an updated base model iPad hitting stores, while M2-powered iPad Pro tablets are also likely to be announced within the next few weeks, too.

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