Apple’s Craig Federighi explains in more detail why Stage Manager is only for M1 iPads

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After last week’s WWDC keynote, Apple’s chief software engineer, Craig Federighi, talks with techcrunchby Matteo Panzarino About the new Stage Manager feature for iPad and Mac. Specifically, he pointed out that the Stage Manager M1 is limited to iPads.

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On iPad, Stage Manager allows users to resize apps in overlapping windows for a better multitasking experience. Stage Manager also fully supports an external display with 6K resolution, allowing users to work with up to four apps on the iPad and up to four apps on the external display simultaneously.

In a statement shared with René Ritchie last week, Apple claimed that the Stage Manager requires “large internal memory, blazing fast storage, and flexible external display I/O, all offered by iPads with the M1 chip.” are distributed.” Federighi explained that reason in his conversation with Panzarino, telling him that the power of the M1 chip ensures that all applications used in Stage Manager respond “immediately”.

“Only the M1 iPads combine high-capacity DRAM with very high-capacity, high-performance NAND that enables our virtual memory swapping to be super-fast,” Federighi said. “Now that we allow you to have up to four apps on one panel, plus the other four, up to eight apps to be instantly responsive and take up a lot of memory, we don’t have that capability on other systems,” e.g. The last generation iPad Pro.

Released in April 2021, the iPad Pro with the M1 chip is available with up to 16GB of RAM, up from 6GB on the previous iPad Pro. Apple also announced that the M1 iPad Pro has 2x faster storage and up to 40% faster GPU performance than the previous model. Apple also released an iPad Air with the same M1 chip in March 2022.

“We really designed Stage Manager to make the most of [of the M1 chip]Federighi said. “If you look at the tilt and shadow of the apps and how they animate in and out. Doing it at super high frame rates, on very large and multiple screens, requires maximum graphics performance that no one else can provide.”

“When you put it all together, we can’t offer the full Stage Manager experience on any less systems,” Federighi said. “I mean, we would love to have it available everywhere. But that’s what it takes. This is the experience we are carrying into the future. We didn’t want to limit our design to something modest, we’re setting the benchmark for the future.” ,

As for Stage Manager on the Mac, Federighi said there are already “too many different ways” to multitask on macOS, such as using Mission Control or the Command-Tab keyboard shortcut to switch between apps, And the Stage Manager is just one more tool in the toolbox. ,

“On a Mac, there are many different ways to do things. Some people use Spaces, some people go in and out of Mission Control. Some people are command tab people, some people like to mess around, some people clean up their mess and some people use minification. I mean, there’s no wrong answer here, there are a lot of legitimate ways to get things done on a Mac.”

“If 20% of Mac users say this is another great tool for them… that’s great,” he said.

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