As is usually the tradition at Apple, yesterday, Tuesday, those from Cupertino launched the new beta 5 of both iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1, two versions that are already in the final phase of their development and that, in a few weeks, will be available for all users. users. Keep reading that we tell you all the news they bring.
Taking into account that both iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 are already in their fifth beta, which means that they are reaching the end of their development, the news that Apple usually includes at this point is practically nil. The objective of these latest beta versions before the official launch is to improve performance as much as possible so that when users receive them, the experience is the most optimal.
However, despite the fact that this fifth beta does not bring anything noteworthy that directly affects the user, beyond what we have mentioned, better performance, there are many new features that these two versions really introduce, both on the iPhone and on the iPad. In the case of the iPhone, iOS 16.1 introduces support, at last, for live activities, one of the star features of iOS 16 that users have not yet had the opportunity to use. It lays the foundation for Matter, the new standard that will allow users to use much more home automation products than before. Furthermore, and perhaps most importantly for iPhone users, iOS 16.1 also will greatly improve battery performancesince it is much more optimized.
On the iPad side, iPadOS 16.1 is the version with which iPadOS 16 will actually be launched, that is, the iPads are still on iPadOS 15 due to the development problems that the Cupertino company has had with this version. Now, surely the wait is worth it to be able to enjoy the novelties that it includes, among which the stage manager functionwhich is compatible with all iPads that have an M1 chip, in addition to the iPad Pro of 2018 and 2020. It also incorporates the possibility that users of an iPad, now only with an M1 chip, can use compatibility with a screen external.
When do iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 officially come out?
This is the question that many users ask themselves, how long are they going to have to keep waiting to be able to enjoy these two versions on both their iPhone and iPad. Well, as we mentioned at the beginning of the post, the official release is not far awayIn fact, we are facing one of the latest beta versions.
Possibly, there is one more left before the final launch, since according to rumors, Apple plans to launch both iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 in the last week of october, expected on Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 October. Therefore, there really is nothing left for all the news included in these two versions of iOS and iPadOS to be enjoyed by users who have a device compatible with this update.