iPadOS 16 Delay

Today Apple confirmed to Tech Crunch that the iPadOS 16 will get pushed back to later in the fall and officially get released at version 16.1.

As the iPadOS creeps away from iOS, I don’t think this should be a surprise. Indeed, I could see this being the model going forward. Apple earns half of its revenue from the iPhone. While a delayed iPadOS release is not a big deal, a delayed iPhone very much is a big deal. If I were in Tim Cook’s chair, I would also be focused on the iPhone right now too.