Following the recent launch of the iOS 16 on September 12, 2022, the next thing that most Apple enthusiasts are looking forward to is the official release of the iPadOS 16.
With the launch of iPadOS 15 back in September 2021, it isn’t surprising that most users expected the official launch to be in September 2022.
However, Apple announced that they wanted to space out the launch of their iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 launch. So, it wasn’t even a surprise when they announced that iPadOS 16 will be launched in October 2022.
We don’t have any official confirmation regarding the launch date yet but with the kind of build-up that Apple has been working on, users can expect the operating system to come out mid-October or by the last week of October 2022.
How to get the iPadOS 16 Beta?
Although the iPadOS 16’s official and stable version hasn’t been released yet, Apple has already started its beta program.
It is currently in the developer and public beta, which will pave the way for further testing of all the new features and changes in the iPadOS 16.
If you have a developer account with Apple, you should be able to download the iPadOS 16 beta version without any complications. That said, we’d also recommend that you look for the official beta version on Apple’s website and follow the download steps mentioned.
Since the beta version isn’t stable, it can hinder the functionalities of the iPad you will download it to. So, ensure that you keep that factor in mind.
Which iPads will get the iPadOS 16?
The compatible devices that will receive the iPadOS 16 updates are:
- iPad Pro (all models)
- iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
- iPad (5th generation and later)
- iPad mini (5th generation and later)
Some of the iPadOS 16 features are exclusive to the M1 and up models, which is a downside that many iPad users are currently complaining about.
That’s all we currently know about the iPadOS 16’s release date and news surrounding the upcoming operating system. If you are considering downloading the beta version, we’d recommend that you go ahead and do that but with caution. Besides that, we’d recommend you wait a few more weeks until the official release to download the stable version of the iPadOS 16 instead.
For the latest updates about the iPadOS 16 release, keep an eye out on this space.