One day after the official launch of iOS and iPadOS 16.1, along with macOS Ventura 13 and the rest of the updates for Apple Watch, Apple TV and HomePods, Apple has released the first Beta of your next update.
With the arrival of macOS Ventura 13.1, iOS and iPadOS 16.2 that Apple has just released (for developers only at the moment), the Freeform application appears for the first time, for collaborative work, which we saw for the first time at the last WWDC 2022 in June . This app, which is literally a blank canvas, will allow teamwork from iPhone, iPad and Mac, where each and every member of the work team can add their images, notes, documents, links, etc. It also integrates perfectly with the FaceTime application, so the participants can make a video call and see the changes that are included in the app in real time.
In addition to this new application, other innovations are included, such as the iPad compatibility, with M1 and M2 processors, with external displays. This functionality appeared in the first Betas of iPadOS 16, but Apple later removed it to work on it more before its release.
It seems that the core of new features of this new version released by Beta focuses on the iPad, without other noteworthy news in the rest of the devices which also have their own Beta ready for download. This is a first Beta, so it is more than likely that in successive ones some more news will be included that affects the iPhone and Apple Watch, while in Apple TV and HomePod, not many more changes are expected and basically will deal with bug fixes. It is also important to remember (and Apple warns you) that both the Freeform app and the support for external screens are in the testing phase and will surely have bugs that will need to be improved in future Betas.