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Stage Manager is coming to the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro models

By Cookie Monster - on 29 Sep 2022, 12:00am

Stage Manager is coming to the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro models

The Stage Manager feature in iPadOS 16 is also compatible with 2018 and 2020 models of the iPad Pros.

One of the most highly anticipated feature of iPadOS 16 is now coming to older iPad Pro models. 

The latest iPadOS 16 developer beta indicates that Stage Manager, the new multitasking system, is now able to work on older iPad Pro models due to strong interest of customers. Apple says "its teams have worked hard to find a way to deliver a single-screen versions for these systems, with support for up to four live apps on the iPad screen at once".

Stage Manager can work on the 11-inch iPad Pro (first generation and later), and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (third generation and later) models. So if you have a 2018 or 2020 iPad Pro model, Stage Manager will be supported on your tablet later this year. However, you will not be able to extend the display of these iPad Pro models to an external monitor. 

Apple is also removing external display support for Stage Manger on the M1-powered iPads. It will be rolled out in a separate software update later this year.

Previously, Stage Manager was only available on the M1-powered iPad models as it required "large internal memory, incredibly fast storage, and flexible external display I/O, all of which are delivered by iPads with the M1 chip".

Apple confirmed last month that the iPadOS 16 would not be released with iOS 16. It will ship as iPadOS 16.1 as a free software update later this year.

Source: Engadget

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