While Apple has recently announced several updates for the iPad and Apple TV, it has also been confirmed that October 24th is the release date for macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16.1 for their devices.
iPadOS 16.1 has had a rough time mainly due to Stage Manager, Apple’s latest effort to redesign tablet multitasking. It had its fair share of issues such as crashes, a confusing design, and a delay in external display support for a later version.
However, macOS Ventura has had the opposite since it was announced back in June at WWDC with minimal fuss, mainly because it’s more of a maintenance release, but how can these updates benefit you?
Small features can make a big impact for you
As with Apple’s other updates this year, there was a sustain feature, followed by several minor updates to the operating system. Stage Manager is also included in Ventura, but it’s a minor feature compared to iPadOS as you’re not restricted by an invisible grid and just one way to multitask on Mac.
You could argue that the new Weather app is what leads the pack with macOS Ventura, as you get the design and notifications that have been included in iOS in the last two releases.
Plus, you get iOS 16 benefits like editing or un-sending a message in iMessage or scheduling an email in the Mail app. Its search feature, Spotlight, also gains quick actions, so if you need to set a quick timer in the new Clock app, you can now.
While Apple hasn’t confirmed it yet, it’s safe to assume that iOS 16.1 will also arrive on October 24, which features live activities. These are widgets on the lock screen that will track events in progress, such as sports games and deliveries.
All of these updates will benefit in some way – whether it’s the Weather app on iPadOS or useful features for Mail and iMessage on Ventura. However, time will tell if Stage Manager will need to be worked on further when it becomes available to more users from October 24th, as a greater voice of feedback could spur Apple to refine it further.