iPadOS 16 beta version found that iPad's multitasking function ``Stage Manager'' works even on models with chips before M1

The multitasking function ' Stage Manager ' scheduled to be implemented in '

iPadOS 16 ' was initially announced to work only on the iPad with the M1 model. However, in the developer beta version `` iPadOS 16.1 beta 3 '' released on September 27, 2022, it was confirmed that the stage manager also works on models with A12X and A12Z chips.

The latest iPadOS 16 beta brings Stage Manager to older iPad Pro models | Engadget

Testing Stage Manager on a 2018 iPad Pro With the New iPadOS 16.1 Beta - MacRumors

“Stage Manager” is a multitasking function scheduled to be installed in the next major version of the iPad OS, “iPadOS 16,” scheduled to appear in October 2022. It is a function that allows various applications to be displayed in multiple windows, and it is said that up to 4 applications can be used simultaneously on the iPad alone, and up to 8 applications can be used simultaneously if an external display is included.

However, at the beginning of the announcement, this stage manager was said to be 'limited to models with the M1 chip'. The stage manager is largely due to the new function 'fast memory swap' of iPadOS 16, and it seems that the M1 chip was necessary to secure resources that can handle the memory requested by each application.

Clearly that iPad's new multitasking function 'Stage Manager' works only on iPad with M1 - GIGAZINE

However, in the beta version of iPadOS 16 that appeared for developers, it was confirmed that Stage Manager works on iPads with A12X and A12Z chips. The specific models are the 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation) and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation) released in 2018, and the 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation) and 2020 release. 12.9 inch iPad Pro (4th generation)'.

However, in the case of an iPad Pro that supports stage manager without the M1, output to an external display is not supported, so the maximum number of apps that can be opened at the same time is '4'.

Apple provided a statement to overseas media Engadget, saying, ``The realization of multi-display support is possible only with the full power of the M1-based iPad.However, you have the iPad Pro 3rd and 4th generation. We've received strong requests from our customers to experience Stage Manager on the iPad, so we decided to find a way to provide a version that allows up to four live applications to be displayed simultaneously on the iPad screen. I worked hard,' he said.

In addition, Apple says that the stage manager's external display support for the M1-equipped model is 'scheduled to be provided in a software update at the end of 2022.'

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