Apple has released the second developer beta of the iPadOS 16.1 update.

Apple has released the second developer beta for the iPadOS 16.1 update, three weeks after the first.

 After seeding out one beta, Apple today made another beta of future software available to developers for testing.

The iPadOS 16 profile is available for registered developers to download from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, the beta will be delivered wirelessly.

To address bugs and other issues with the Stage Manager feature, which will be available on M1 iPad models. 

 Apple has decided to delay the release of iPadOS 16 until later this year. Rather than debuting alongside iOS 16 in September, iPadOS 16 will be released as iPadOS 16.1 in the future.

Apple has already begun to change the functionality of Stage Manager in iPadOS 16.1, changing how the side rail can be manipulated while the screen is full.  

Apple rarely separates iOS and iPadOS launches, but it did so in this case because the most recent iPadOS version.

 Is plagued by problems and has received numerous complaints about the Stage Manager multitasking feature, both of which need to be improved.

Future M1 iPad models will include the Stage Manager function. Rather than debuting alongside iOS 16 in September, iPadOS 16 will be released as iPadOS 16.1 in the future.

  "Because iPadOS is its own platform with features tailored specifically for iPad, we are able to deliver it on its own timeline."

Following iOS, iPadOS will be released as a free software upgrade this fall, according to Apple.

Apple today seeded another beta of the upcoming iPadOS 16.1 software to developers for testing purposes, with the beta arriving three weeks after the initial release.

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