The next operating system for your iPhone, iOS 16, is already in the works. You may definitely expect some design modifications, as well as more AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) integrations and interactive widgets. In this review, we go over the features that may be included in iOS 16 and address the questions of when the operating system will be released and which devices will be compatible.
If you own an iPhone or iPad, you can expect new software features to be released this June. Apple will debut the new iOS 16 on June 6, based on what has already been announced at WWDC 2022, which begins on June 6. We will discuss current rumors concerning the operating system’s functionality, as well as other topics, in this post. As a result, the majority of the information can also be used to Apple’s iPadOS tablet operating system.
Release Date: When Will iOS 16 Be Available?
Apple’s developer conference, WWDC 2022, takes place on June 6, 2022. We’ll most likely get the first official details on iOS 16 on that date. This is usually when new operating systems are announced. Following the conference, we’ll be able to download the initial developer beta versions for our iPhones and iPads.
Availability: Which devices will get iOS 16?
Apple is a good model to follow when it comes to software updates. Even the iPhone 6s series from 2015 got the operating system update by the time iOS 15 was officially released. However, rumors suggest that the iPhone 6s and iPhone SE (1st generation) will not receive any updates after 2022 due to significant restrictions in Apple’s A9 and A9X CPUs, which Apple will not address.
Given this, and Apple’s update support history, iOS 16 will most likely be accessible for iPhone 7 models and up through the upcoming iPhone 13 series.
What’s new in iOS 16 in terms of features?
Emergency Satellite Features
One of the most intriguing iPhone 13 speculations was that it would include a satellite communication system. Do you recall it? As we all know, it didn’t happen, so industry reports now claim that Apple will include a satellite-based emergency feature in the iPhone 14 series.
Because the capacity to use a satellite communication system will almost certainly require specialized gear, it’s unclear whether this will be announced as a future iOS 16 feature, but several tech outlets are considering it. When there is no cellular connectivity, iPhones will be able to send emergency (or other) texts.
Display Without Notch.
With reports circulating that the new iPhone series will be released without a notch, the iOS UI will have some flexibility. According to certain reports, Apple may ditch the rectangular notch on the iPhone 14 Pro in favor of a punch-hole notch for the first time on its flagship phones.
A small hole for the front-facing camera provides more room for improvements to the top of the iPhone, maybe including the addition of the most-anticipated battery percentage to the status bar.
Apple introduced the ProMotion feature with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, which has a customizable refresh rate of 10Hz to 120Hz. When viewing a static image or when the device is inactive, Apple’s display technology does not drop to as low as 1Hz, as Samsung devices do.
But looks like things are about to change in 2022.
Interactive Widgets on it’s Way.
Since iOS 14, widgets have become increasingly prominent in the operating system’s user interface. Apple launched a slew of new widgets for popular Apple apps and services with iOS 15. With iOS 16, the expectations go beyond design and functional conveniences; iOS widgets should be smarter, with more interactive possibilities.
The Apple Music Widget, for example, now displays the album image, the title of the music, and the artist, but you can’t really navigate between tracks or rapidly move between albums. In a nutshell, it’s just a shortcut to the Music app. You’d be able to perform more things without leaving the home screen if you used interactive Widgets.
In essence, iOS 16 will bring new features to smartphones that, if they were Android devices, would have long since stopped receiving security updates. If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, Apple’s extended software support is a big plus. However, the claimed enhancements are currently only cosmetic.