The MacRumors Show: Is iPadOS 16 a Good Update? ft. Federico Viticci

Following the official release of iPadOS 16, Federico Viticci joins us this week on the The MacRumors Show podcast as we talk through our thoughts on Stage Manager and the overall state of the iPad's OS.

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Federico is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of MacStories. He is an ‌iPad‌ and Shortcuts power-user known for writing and speaking about Apple with a focus on apps, developers, and iOS productivity. See Federico's work on macstories.net and follow him on Twitter @vittici.

In this episode, we take a deep dive into ‌Stage Manager‌, key iPadOS 16 features such as Display Zoom and the Freeform app, the future of ‌iPad‌ multitasking, and where the OS can improve in the future. We also touch on first impressions of Apple Pencil hover, one of the new iPad Pro's key new features, and the Magic Keyboard Folio for the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌.

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Top Rated Comments

japanime Avatar
21 months ago

Constructive criticism: A certain someone needs to calm that scraggly beard. (And learn to use short sentences when writing.)
Not that Federico needs defending, but I'll defend him anyway.

He's a cancer survivor. During treatment, he lost his hair. If the guy wants to grow a scraggly beard now, then he should grow a scraggly beard. Why should it bother us?

As for the run-on sentences, that's probably because English is his second language. And still, his command of English is head and shoulders above that of many tech writers for whom English is their native language.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Whathappened Avatar
21 months ago

Constructive criticism: A certain someone needs to calm that scraggly beard. (And learn to use short sentences when writing.)
That’s not constructive, that’s you being an… you know.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
temende Avatar
21 months ago
Finally a guest that's actually worth listening to.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tubomac Avatar
21 months ago

Not that Federico needs defending, but I'll defend him anyway.

He's a cancer survivor. During treatment, he lost his hair. If the guy wants to grow a scraggly beard now, then he should grow a scraggly beard. Why should it bother us?

As for the run-on sentences, that's probably because English is his second language. And still, his command of English is head and shoulders above that of many tech writers for whom English is their native language.
I agree.
I'm afraid that whoever is criticizing Federico for his English can speak only his own native language. Polyglots usually are not that strict against those who make little mistakes.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RevTEG Avatar
21 months ago
Stage manager works great for my use case. I turn it on when I‘m doing research. Say, having PDF Expert, a resource app, safari and Pages. Being able to jump back and forth really fast works great for me. However, when I’m not working, I turn stage manager off.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiiDSmoker Avatar
21 months ago

Finally a guest that's actually worth listening to.
On the inverse, I’m glad a certain someone is no longer on this show. Their blind bias was completely jarring. Definitely much more enjoyable without them.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)