iPadOS 16 Beta Expands 'Zoomed Out' Display Option to Older 11-Inch iPad Pros
The latest iPadOS 16 beta released earlier this week expands a Display Zoom option for more screen space to 2018 and 2020 models of the 11-inch iPad Pro with A12X and A12Z chips. The feature was previously limited to iPad models with the M1 chip.
The feature can be enabled in the Settings app by tapping Display & Brightness → Display Zoom → More Space. Apple says this mode gives users more screen space to work with by scaling the display's resolution, which can be useful for features like Split View and Stage Manager. Apple announced earlier this week that Stage Manager is expanding to 2018 and newer iPad Pro models, albeit without external display support.
For the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the More Space option is still limited to the model with the M1 chip, according to developer Steve Troughton-Smith.
iPadOS 16 remains in beta testing and will be released as iPadOS 16.1 in October.
(Thanks, Erik Landi!)
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The A12x has a seven-core GPU and an eight-core CPU.
While the A14 is faster in single core, that GPU count is noticeably smaller.
The Air has mostly used the phone SOC while the iPPs have used a beefier SOC. It wasn’t until the most recent Airs got the M1 that they came close to parity.