The new iPadOS 17 will likely be announced at the WWDC 2023 event, along with other software updates. The upcoming update is expected to feature a few iPad-centered features like improved Stage Manager functionality.
Apple introduced the Stage Manager on iPadOS 16.2 and macOS 13 to enhance their multitasking experience. The feature de-clutters the devices’ screens by neatly arranging the opened apps on the left side of the screen and the app user is working with is positioned in the center.
Users can also customize the size of the windows, view multiple overlapping windows in a view, tap to switch between apps, and more.
Stage Manager to gain support for multiple streams, resizable dock, and more in iPadOS 17
According to @analyst941, Apple will upgrade its Stage Manager with five new features in iOS 17.
The new improvement will make it easier for consumers to use the feature when using an external monitor with compatible iPads like support for the external monitor’s webcam for video calls, the ability to choose the audio output, resize the dock in the external display, and more.
The Tweet lists:
- External monitor webcam support.
- Audio output source settings. *In iPadOS you’ll be able to choose where the audio comes from (the monitors built-in speakers, external monitor speakers, iPad speakers, etc)
- Stream Multiple audio/vid sources at once with Stage Manager on.
- Resizable dock (in external display settings only)
- Sleep iPad display; external display stays on.
Earlier, the same source reported that iPadOS 17 will offer a new personalized Lock Screen capability. Like on iOS 16, users will be able to add widgets, use wallpapers with depth effects, Lock Screen focus filters, and more in the new iPadOS update.
@analyst941 has also claimed that the new iPadOS 17 will not support the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (first generation) because Apple had stopped the development of iPadOS 17 on A9 and A10 iPads.