A major feature of iPadOS 16 is only limited to iPad models with M1 chip

Apple has unveiled its latest iPadOS 16 update to the world, showcasing all new multitasking changes to improve user productivity. Apple is gradually closing the gap between an iPad and a Mac by adding features on iPadOS that are available on macOS. One of the main additions announced by Apple during the event is Stage Manager – an improved multitasking feature. However, only iPad models with an M1 chip will get it. Scroll down to read more details on the subject.

Stage Manager is only available on three iPad models with an M1 chip

If you have iPad Pro models with an M1 chip or the latest iPad Air 5, Center Stage will be available with the release of iPadOS 16 later this year. All iPad models with an A-series processor will feature the standard multitasking interface. However, the rest of the features announced during the event will be available. At this point, Apple only has three iPad models with an M1 chip that Stage Manager can run on.

Since Stage Manager is the most important feature that comes with iPadOS 16, it’s a shame for older iPad models. Stage Manager is also available on Mac and lets you layer windows for the very first time on iPad. You also have the option of resizing the windows. How Stage Manager works is simple: your main app will be open, but recently used apps will be stacked vertically on the left side of the screen for easy access. You can check more details here.

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