Rumoured options, potential launch date, wishlist



(Pocket-lint) – Apple usually releases the next-generation iPhone collection in autumn. It is usually introduced alongside up to date variations of iOS and iPadOS, working methods designed to energy the iPhone and iPad.

As an example, in September 2021, Apple introduced iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. So, this yr, it is anticipated to announce iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. These updates ought to be very related, with the primary variations being one is supposed for the iPhone and the opposite for larger-screen iPads. Right here is all the pieces you want to find out about iOS 16 specifically. We’re rounding up particulars about they leak. Plus, we’re together with our private wishlist.


iOS 16: Launch date

  • Unveil date: Probably at WWDC in June 2022
  • Launch date: Probably September 2022

Apple often publicizes a significant software program replace for the iPhone at its annual developer convention, WWDC, and it releases a developer beta instantly after. It is then adopted by a public beta, which anybody can check. The official launch for newer iPhone fashions often does not arrive till September – similtaneously the following iPhone. Final yr, for instance, Apple launched iOS 15 on 20 September (or a few week after the iPhone 13 occasion.) Ought to Apple’s iPhone 14 occasion happen this September, as iPhone occasions usually do, then iOS 16 would presumably roll out per week later. 

iOS 16: The right way to attempt the general public beta

You possibly can set up the most recent public betas of iOS and iPadOS in lower than 5 minutes. Simply you’ll want to be a part of Apple’s beta software program program first, after which you may get set up the betas to check. Pocket-lint has an in-depth information that explains learn how to set up the iOS public beta when you want further assist. Take into accout the iOS 16 public beta will not be but obtainable. It should in all probability go stay this summer season, following the beta check for builders.

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iOS 16: Which iPhones are appropriate?

  • iOS 16 compatibility: Probably iPhone 7 and up

Though Apple releases main software program updates to iOS yearly, it tries to make sure older iPhone fashions are supported. As an example, iOS 15 works easily on the 2015 iPhone 6S and later. Nevertheless, in accordance with French web site iPhoneSoft, iOS 16 will solely help iPhone fashions that characteristic an A10 processor or larger. That is the iPhone 7 and up. Notably, the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and the iPhone SE 2016 aren’t appropriate.

Notice: iPhoneSoft additionally mentioned iPadOS 16 “will in all probability not” be appropriate with the iPad Mini 4, iPad 5, iPad Air 2, or 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Professional. 

iOS 16: Rumoured options

Little is thought about iOS 16 proper now as a result of it is not but obtainable. Solely a pair issues have leaked out concerning the software program – however please take this all with a grain of salt till Apple formally publicizes iOS 16.

Huge widgets

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LeaksApplePro reported that iOS 16 ought to introduce “massive widgets”. It even tweeted a picture that confirmed apps displayed in bigger squares and rectangles. However there are critics of this picture.

Automobile crash detection

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Rumors point out the iPhone 14 may characteristic a automobile crash detection mode that may detect when a collision has occurred and mechanically dial emergency providers. This might due to this fact be an iOS 16 characteristic.

iOS 16: Wishlist

Pocket-lint will replace this information with a wishlist of options that the positioning’s editorial staff hopes for – however, within the meantime, right here s a characteristic this text’s creator both needs for or expects in iOS 16:

Beneath-screen Face ID

Learn: Will the iPhone 14 Professional have a gap punch? Probably, and under-screen Face ID

Twitter leaker DylanDKT has claimed the iPhone 14 Professional will characteristic a pill-shaped hole-punch cutout for its front-facing digicam, and that almost all of Apple’s Face ID know-how might be hidden underneath the show slightly than use a big notch.  Take into accout well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first mentioned final yr that the iPhone 14 Professional and 14 Professional Max fashions will use a hole-punch design. Kuo additionally claimed that Apple plans to deliver again Contact ID within the type of an under-display fingerprint scanner, however that gained’t occur till 2023. If Apple have been to undertake under-screen Face ID, then which means iOS would wish to help it.

This is hoping iOS 16 helps under-screen Face ID and that the following iPhone collection comes with the {hardware} to allow such a characteristic. We might wish to say goodbye to the notch and get that display actual property again.

Writing by Maggie Tillman.