On Monday Apple released the new versions for both iPhone and iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV, obviously highlighting iOS and iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura. However, the rhythm in the Cupertino company does not stop and yesterday the new betas of iOS and iPadOS 16.2 were released, which also come with really interesting news that many users were already missing. Keep reading that we tell you everything.
Apple is a company that never stops searching for the best user experience thanks to the synergy that forms between its devices and its software. Proof of this is the number of updates it launches over the course of a year, and since last Monday all users already have the opportunity to update their devices to the new versions, the first ones were released yesterday. betas of both iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.
The main novelty, which we will talk about in detail later, is the presence of free form, which was one of the big draws when Apple unveiled iPadOS 16 at WWDC. Of course, the fact that Apple used the iPad operating system to present it does not mean that it is an exclusive function of these teams, since both the iPhone and the Mac can also use it.
In relation to the iPad, with this new version also comes the support of Stage Manager or the new Visual Organizer, whatever you want to call it, for external monitors. As we told you before, this functionality has been limited exclusively by Apple to iPads that have an M1 or M2 chip, so the rest of the users will not be able to enjoy it. In addition, we remind you that the Visual Organizer is one of the great innovations that Apple has introduced both on the iPad and on the Mac.
Finally, it should also be mentioned that Apple has introduced a new architecture for home applicationsone more step in addition to the one that occurred with the previous updates in which Matter was introduced, the standard that will be used from now on and that will make many more home automation accessories compatible with HomeKit.
What is Freeform?
As we said, Freeform is the main novelty and the most important attractionthat Apple has introduced in these new versions of its operating systems. It is a kind of blank canvas that users can use to work and collaborate live and remotely via Facetime. It is something that makes much more sense on the iPad, since the use of the Apple Pencil in this sense becomes very important.
Nevertheless, users of an iPhone or a Mac will also be able to use it in the same way, although it may not be the most comfortable. In this way, Apple ensures that work teams have a “place” where they can get together to expose any type of idea or explain certain processes, with the ease that comes from having a kind of digital canvas in which each user can work and in which that you can add documents, notes, images, and everything you can think of.