This is what Stage Manager looks like on the iPad mini

Stage Manager is Apple’s solution to improve (or at least experience) the iPad’s multitasking system. This feature allows users to run apps in windowed mode, but there’s a catch: it only works with the M1 iPad Air and iPad Pro. Apple hasn’t said a word at this point about changing the feature requirements, but we’ve found a way to see how Stage Manager works on the iPad mini.

How does a theater manager work?

First of all, if you haven’t seen Stage Manager in action, it basically brings windows iPadOS 16. However, there are still some limitations when it comes to resizing and moving apps on the screen. It’s not quite like what you get on a Mac or Windows PC, but it certainly makes your iPad feel like a real computer.

Unfortunately, only iPads with the M1 chip support Stage Manager. Apple says it put the M1 chip as a requirement because Stage Manager allows users to open up to eight apps simultaneously. Stage Manager also allows for full external display support at up to 6K resolution, and no wonder Apple says other iPads don’t have enough performance for that.

Some users seem to not believe Apple’s statements like Some are controversial. For example, the company claims that Stage Manager takes advantage of fast memory swapping that’s only available on the M1 chip. but, 64GB iPad Air 5, Running Stage Manager, Lacks Swap RAM.

Stage Manager on iPad mini

Officially, there is no way to enable Stage Manager on iPads other than the M1. but, 9to5Mac Hidden internal mode found in iPadOS 16 code Which activates Stage Manager on any iPad running the latest version of the operating system. Since there is no jailbreak tool available for iPadOS 16, we can’t enable this mode on a real iPad, but we can take a look at it using iOS Simulator – Apple’s tool that allows developers to test their apps on a Mac.

More interesting than seeing Stage Manager working on the iPad Pro or the previous generation iPad Air, I was wondering what the feature looks like on the iPad mini. This is what I just discovered.

Of course, the iPad mini’s screen is too small for advanced multitasking, but Stage Manager can still be very useful for some iPad mini users. I took some screenshots of the iOS Simulator and sent them to the iPad mini to get a better idea of ​​how easy Stage Manager is in terms of interface size. Honestly, everything looks fine to me.

You can open three iPhone-sized apps side by side without compromising ease of use, which seems ideal for checking multiple social networks while reading something. You can also open a larger window while leaving smaller windows in the background to quickly switch between them, which is great for dragging and dropping items.

Current iPads can already open up to three apps simultaneously with Split View and Slide Over, but the experience is very limited because you can’t put all three apps side by side.

This is what Stage Manager looks like on iPad mini.

Will Apple change that?

Some users Desire to have a limited edition Stage Manager It’s available for iPads other than the M1, but Apple has never said if it will ever make it.

After seeing Stage Manager working on the iPad mini, I’m convinced I’d like the ability to run apps in windowed mode, even with some limitations compared to the M1 iPads. As I said before, having windows is not only about the number of applications you can run at the same time, but also about the organization.

Stage Manager isn’t quite perfect, but it certainly improves on the iPad’s poor multitasking system — and it’s a pity that Apple wants to keep for the more expensive iPads.

For now, the iPadOS 16 beta remains available exclusively for Developers. According to Apple, the first public beta will be released this month, while the official release is expected this fall.

Modernization: You can download and open the screenshots below on the iPad mini 6 to see the Stage Manager interface for yourself.

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