When will iPadOS 16 be released for iPad?

Apple has notoriously pushed the launch of all of their new operating systems to the late week of October 2022, including the iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura.

Recent reports suggest that iPadOS 16 will likely release as iPadOS 16.1 with all bug fixes and improvements on October 24, 2022.

Furthermore, Apple will most likely also release iOS 16.1 with iPadOS 16.1, given the kind of latest beta updates the software receives all the time.

The iPadOS 16.1 is expected to be compatible with all models that iPadOS 16 would be compatible with. Among which:

  • iPad Pro models
  • iPad Air 3rd generation and newer
  • iPad mini 5th generation and newer
  • 5th generation and newer iPad

Apple suggested in their previous reports that iPadOS 16 will be released in October 2022 without any confirmed date. What was due to release in September 2022 alongside iOS 16 was delayed due to many development issues.

Integrated with the A12X and A12Z chips, the new Stage Manager feature in iPadOS 16 now supports the slightly older iPad models, which was not the case before.

In recent weeks, after beta testing and testing iPadOS 16 and 16.1, Apple has introduced a number of improvements to the Stage Manager feature.

The confirmed date on the potential release of iPadOS 16 and iPadOS 16.1 on October 24, 2022, came directly from a tweet from Mark Gurman on October 11, 2022.

If you’re excited about the potential launch of iPadOS 16/16.1 for your iPads, there are rumors that Apple is poised to launch two new entry-level iPad models, one of which is expected to be a budget-friendly variant.

Keep an eye on this space for more information about the launch of iPadOS 16.1.

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