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iPadOS 16 beta just resolved the biggest complaint

By Hemaja Burud


Unfortunately, in beta 5, Stage Manager no longer supports external displays.

iPadOS 16 is expected to be released this October, possibly in conjunction with an October Apple event, though this event is now in doubt.

According to Engadget(opens in new tab), Apple's new window management system will be available sooner than expected.

Originally, Stage Manager for iPadOS was only going to be available for iPads with M1 processors.


Apple claimed that non-M1 iPads couldn't handle the computing required to run Stage Manager.


This meant that, despite the fact that iPadOS 16 has a larger install base, only the most recent devices were eligible for the new feature.

However, it appears that Apple has found a way to bring the beloved feature to a wider audience — albeit not by much.

feature is only available on devices that use the A12X and A12Z Bionic chips, which include the first and second generation iPad Pro 11-inch devices, 

This year's WWDC saw the introduction of Stage Manager, a new feature for iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura.

The multitasking management app makes your iPad feel more like a computer by providing a more desktop-like user interface.

You can even run up to four resizable windows in the display's center. Using an external display, you could even add four more windows.