Apple is expanding Stage Manager to the non-M1 iPads and removing external display support from all the models.
According to the reports and sources that are circulating on the internet and social media, it tells that Apple has rolled out iPadOS 16.1 beta 3 for devs across the world. There were ten betas after the announcement during the WWDC 2022 keynote.
Many people started to complain about the Stage Manager feature. The Cupertino-based company, Apple, was planning to add this function for the other iPad Pro models that don’t have an M1 chip inside them.
This information started to come out from Engadget. As per what was published, iPad Pro models from 2018 or newer will be allowed for the Stage Manager. Users won’t be able to use the external display. More to this, Apple is currently working on removing the external display support for the Stage Manager on M1 iPads.
It has been stated, ‘That changes with the latest iPadOS 16 developer beta, which was just released. Now, Apple is making Stage Manager work with a number of older devices. It will work on the 11-inch iPad Pro (first gen and later) and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (third gen and later).
Specifically, it will be available on the 2018 and 2020 models that will use the A12X and A12Z chips rather than just the M1. However, there is one notable missing feature for the older iPad Pro models – Stage Manager will only work on the iPad’s built-in display. You won’t be able to extend your display to an external monitor.’
Stage Manager is an important feature that is arriving in iPadOS 16. It will be present in the macOS Ventura. It is a part of Apple’s plan to better combine those platforms. There are a lot of controversies and developers that are full of complaints about how useful and stable this function is, and Apple is giving a statement now:
‘We introduced Stage Manager as a whole new way to multitask with overlapping resizable windows on both the iPad display and a separate external display, with the ability to run up to eight live apps on screen at once. Delivering this multi-display support is only possible with the full power of M1-based iPads.
Customers with iPad Pro 3rd and 4th generation have expressed strong interest in being able to experience Stage Manager on their iPads. In response, our teams have worked hard to find a way to deliver a single-screen version for these systems, with support for up to four live apps on the iPad screen at once.’