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iPads will no longer be HomeKit centers as of iPadOS 16

 Apple has unveiled iPadOS 16 and already presented the first beta for developers. The final version will be released in the fall. But those who want to install it should think carefully beforehand: Although Apple has completely revamped the Home app, the iPad will no longer be able to perform one important function: It will no longer be able to serve as a HomeKit control center. Until now, Apple has made it possible for HomePods, the Apple TV, and iPads to serve as home hubs. However, with the release of iOS and iPadOS 16 this year, iPads will no longer be supported as Home Hubs. This means that users will need an Apple TV or a HomePod if they want to use HomeKit and perform automation or use the system on the go. Why Apple is pruning the iPad of this feature is unknown. There are definitely users who attached an old iPad to the wall with a mount and used it as a control center for the smart home. The Home app still runs on iPadOS, so at least the interface is preserved. Of course, us

Which devices will be supported by iOS 16 and iPadOS 16?

There are no rumors yet about which devices are supported by iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, but news earlier this week about the discontinuation of the iPod touch suggests that as many as nine devices could lose support for Apple's upcoming operating system. Which Devices Will iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Support? While Apple could simply drop support for some iPhones and iPads that still receive the latest updates, memory could be the deciding factor regarding which devices support iOS16 and iPadOS16. When Apple introduced iOS 13, it dropped support for all devices with less than 2GB of RAM. No longer supported a large number of A7 and A8-based devices such as the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the first-generation iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and sixth-generation iPod touch. This is why the iPad mini 4 with 2GB of RAM continues to be supported by iOS 13, 14, and 15 support, even though it has an A8 chip. iOS and iPadOS 13, 14, and 15 support all the same devices, includ