Apple said it was “just impossible.” He changed his mind under the influence of criticism

Good news for older iPad users. The new feature will hit your devices, though previously Apple insisted it was impossible.

The flagship novelty in the iPadOS 16 system is Stage Manager, a new multitasking mode. Appla’s tablets will finally allow you to run applications in floating windows that can be freely scaled and overlapped.

It is not difficult to put yourself in the shoes of a customer who in 2020 bought the most efficient and expensive Apple tablet, spent up to PLN 8,200 on it, and after two years he found out that his device is too weak to put the sketchbook and notebook windows on top of it.

This is Stage Manager
Image source: © Apple

This is Stage Manager

Criticism, however, caused Apple to change its mind

Apple’s customers got their way. Stage Manager will go to older iPad Pro

The latest test version of iPadOS 16 unlocks Stage Manager on iPad Pro not only from 2020, but also from 2018. However, it was reduced to the support of external displays, and the maximum number of simultaneously running windows was reduced from eight to four.

In the official statement Apple does not hide that criticism influenced the change of decisions, although of course it puts it in more diplomatic words. “3rd and 4th generation iPad Pro customers have expressed great interest in being able to experience Stage Manager on their iPads. In response, our teams have worked hard to find a way to provide a single-screen version for these systems,” we read.

Previously, Apple insisted it was “just impossible”

Craig Federighi – Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering – shortly after the presentation of iPadOS 16 gave intelligence TechCrunch service. He was of course asked about the unavailability of Stage Manager on older iPads.

It was assured that the Stage Manager was “designed to use the potential of the M1 chip”. The feature is expected to demand “peak graphics performance that no one else can deliver.” An insurmountable barrier was also supposed to be slower memory on older devices. “We just don’t have that option on other systems,” argued Federighi.

However, as you can see, instead of blocking access to the function completely, it was possible to adapt it to the capabilities of older devices. This way everyone will be satisfied. Well, maybe except for Apple, which will now have a harder time selling newer iPads from the M1, since it turned out that the previous ones still do it.

iPadOS 16 is still under development. The update is expected to hit users in October.

Miron Nurski, editor-in-chief of Komórkomania

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