This is a first look at Stage Manager from the first developer beta 1 preview software of iPadOS 16. Our first impressions will likely differ greatly from the final public version, and features may be subject to change or even scrapped in the coming months. 

Apple’s WWDC event is always good for at least a couple of surprising moments, but the company’s unveiling of Stage Manager in iPadOS 16, a new way to manage your windows on iPads, is one of the more seismic for iPad users.

After 12 years of iPads exclusively running software in full screen, this fall’s iPadOS update will let users resize app windows to a variety of sizes.