October is drawing to a close with a lot to talk about in terms of new hardware and software releases from Apple, while we’re also looking ahead with iOS 16.2 and future hardware.
Read below for all the details on everything Apple released this week, including our first hands-on look at Apple’s new iPads, plus a rumor about Apple’s biggest iPad and more.
iOS 16.1 release: here’s everything new
It was a busy week for Apple in terms of software, as the company released iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura with a long list of new features for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
On the hardware side, new iPad Pro models and a redesigned 10th-generation iPad launched this week after being announced last week. we share a Hands-on look at both devices on our YouTube channel. The new Apple TV 4K launches next Friday, November 4.
Apple releases iPadOS 16 with Stage Manager and more
iPadOS 16 was finally released to the public this week after more than four months of beta testing. One of the key new features in the update is Stage Manager, which allows multiple applications to be used in overlapping windows for better multitasking.
Unfortunately, Stage Manager has been criticized as a “poorly tested” feature with a “confusing constellation of missing features, bugs, and confusing interactions.”
macOS Ventura: 50 new features and changes worth checking out
After the release of macOS Ventura, we have shared a list of 50 new features and changes worth checking out in the software update.
macOS Ventura is a major update that introduces a new multitasking experience on Mac with Stage Manager, overhauls multiple stock apps like Mail and Messages, adds support for using an iPhone as a Mac webcam with a recently released belkin accessoryand more.
Apple rumored to launch a larger 16-inch iPad next year
apple is developing a larger 16-inch iPad which it expects to launch in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to a report this week. This would be the largest iPad model in history, surpassing the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
The full-size iPad would have the same screen size as the 16-inch MacBook Pro, giving users a much larger canvas to work on. Previously it was rumored that Apple is also planning a 14-inch iPad Pro.
Apple admits that it will have to comply with the EU and change the iPhone to USB-C
In an interview this week with tech reporter Joanna Stern, Apple’s chief marketing officer, Greg Joswiak, admitted that the company will have to “comply” with an EU law requiring devices like the iPhone to adopt USB-C as a common charging port by 2024.
Apple’s chief software engineer, Craig Federighi, also took part in the discussion, which mentioned the lack of iMessage on Android and many other topics.
Everything new in iOS 16.2 Beta: Freeform app and more
Shortly after releasing iOS 16.1, Apple made the first beta version of iOS 16.2 available to developers and public beta testers with even more new features.
iOS 16.2 will include Freeform, Apple’s new whiteboard appunintentional SOS emergency call reporting, a new sleep widget for the lock screen, new Home app architecture, integration of live activities for select sports games in the Apple TV app, and more.
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