In a strange move by Apple, yesterday Thursday those of Cupertino released for all users, the fourth beta of both iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2. Both operating systems have really attractive new features, and for this reason, in this post, we tell you everything you need to know about these two versions.
What’s new in beta 4 of iOS and iPadOS 16.2
It is not very common to see Apple release a new beta on a Thursday, but considering that on Tuesday I also released a new update to iOS 16, specifically 16.1.2, it is possible that this has forced these betas to be moved to the day of Yesterday. Be that as it may, the important thing is everything that these versions bring, which, as we will tell you a few lines below, all users who have a compatible iPhone or iPad will be able to enjoy very soon.
Surely the most prominent feature of these betas is in free form, which is that infinite board that Apple has developed so that both iPhone and iPad users can use to unleash their ideas, either individually or collaboratively, since on the same “board”, Several people can work simultaneously and being in different places. In addition, for users who have an iPad with an M1 or M2 chip, this version will allow them to use Stage manager with the support for external displays, something that, of course, will greatly increase the productivity of iPad users.
Another of the most acclaimed points of these versions is the arrival, finally, of matter. At WWDC, those from Cupertino announced the landing of a standard in terms of home automation, that is, with Matter any device designed for the home will be compatible with the different assistants that exist, greatly expanding the options to form your smart home with HomeKit.
When will it officially come out?
Now, the question that many users ask themselves is, when will I be able to install the official version of iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2? Well, the truth is that that moment is quite close in time, and that is that Apple’s forecasts they go through launching these versions in the middle of Decemberthat is to say, that in 2 or 3 weeks they will be available so that all users can take advantage of the new functions that it brings.
However, until then, the recommendation that we make from the writing team of La Manzana Mordida is that those who are in such a hurry to try these new functions, wait and do not install these betas on your primary devices. At the end of the day, these are test versions, which usually work very well but may not be the case, so our recommendation is that betas should never be installed on the main computers used.
Now, in case you can’t calm your curiosity to try these new features that iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 incorporate, if you have a secondary computer you can always choose to install the public beta which is also already available to all those who are within said Apple beta program.