Apple could theoretically enable Stage Manager for older iPads in iOS 16

Code in the iPadOS 16 beta has revealed that that Apple — and only Apple — could possibly enable Stage Manager on iPads without the M1 processor.

Apple will not add Stage Manager to pre-M1 iPads because of performance concerns and capabilities that simply will not be changed by the release of iPadOS 16, Apple has confusingly said in different ways since WWDC. But, a setting in code makes it clear that they’ve considered it, and have tested it.After a few days of conflicting statements about why the feature was limited, Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi said in an interview on June 16 that the feature was only on M1 iPads.

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