After WWDC 2022 Federico Viticci was very loud in his advocacy that Stage Manager should be optimized to run on older iPads many of which had only 4 to 6GB of memory.

In his recent post about Why iPadOS Still Doesn’t Get the Basics Right - MacStories he’s complaining that Stage Manager should do more because new iPads are more powerful.

Which is it? Build features that take advantage of more powerful iPads or restrict features to accommodate older hardware?

Stage Manager is still limited to four windows at once. Despite the iPad Pro becoming more and more powerful over time… Stage Manager still forces you to work with only four windows shown on-screen at once. Imagine if a 13-inch MacBook Air could only let you see four windows at the same time.