We gathered all iOS 16 rumors, expected features, release date and more.
iOS 16 rumors, expected features, release date and more
Apple has announced the 2022 Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC 2022), which will take place between June 6 and June 10. During this time, the company usually reveals what it has in mind for MacOS, iPadOS, and iOS in the fall. iOS 16 is expected to be released soon after its announcement, bringing with it many changes to iPhone operating system apps and the system as a whole. Let’s talk about all iOS 16 rumors.
At Apple’s WWDC on June 6, iOS 16 is expected to be revealed. The company will reveal a lot of the key elements of the new upgrade ahead of time at this event, much as Google did at I/O in May. Not all iOS 16 capabilities will be available for testing right away or even when iOS 16 launches, but Apple will most certainly make at least some of them accessible.
After the developer previews and betas conclude, Apple will release the definitive public version of iOS 16 around September or October, usually about the same time as the next iPhone model.
iOS 16 supported devices
In comparison to the Android competition, Apple is renowned for providing longer software support on its phones. The Pixel 3 and 3a, for example, will not get Android 13 this fall, whereas the similarly aged iPhone X and XS are expected to get iOS 16.
According to rumors, Apple will drop the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and SE (2016) from their lineup after iOS 15 is released. If accurate, iOS 16 should be compatible with devices from the iPhone 7 and later. With the iPhone 7 being six years old, Apple would still be well ahead of its Android rivals, the majority of which offer phones with full upgrades for three years at most.
The new iOS 16 software will almost certainly be pre-installed on the iPhone 14 series, which is expected to debut in September or October of 2022.
iOS 16 expected features
Unlike Android, which is open-source, Apple’s iOS is closed-source, which works in Apple’s favor when it comes to keeping future features secret throughout testing. Despite this fact, certain iOS 16 rumors has leaked out about a possible new feature.
?EXCLUSIVE: iOS 16.
Be prepared for interactive widgets! Apple is now working on these “big widgets” internally named InfoShack.
Will tell you more about them soon. pic.twitter.com/GZF9zYjOsw
— LeaksApplePro (@LeaksApplePro) January 26, 2022
A single leak, from a source with no prior knowledge of trustworthy Apple leaks, claimed that Apple is working on interactive widgets for iOS. This might be comparable to Android phones, where actions may be completed using widgets rather than apps or notifications. While iOS 14 included widgets as part of its introduction, they were more akin to the live tiles of Windows 8 than the sophisticated widgets available on Android. Treat it as a wish list item until further proof comes forth.
iOS 16 rumors
What do we expect to see in iOS 16, given the lack of facts or rumors at this time? Since iOS 7, Apple has retained a similar overall aesthetic for its mobile operating system. Perhaps it’s time for a makeover? Even if Apple were to redesign iOS, it would not need to be as big as Google’s Material Design for Android. However, even opening up the customization experience that Shortcuts introduced may go a long way toward changing the feel of iOS, which some people perceive to be restricting.
Another area in which iOS might benefit from additional work is the notification center. The ability to indicate unchecked notifications may assist folks to avoid receiving notifications while improving actionability would be a big help. With the iPhone 14 rumored to be 6.7 inches, Apple’s main iPhone series will have a screen size of over 6 inches for the first time. The company has yet to provide a split-screen capability to take advantage of that size. Perhaps it’s past due to include it.
Finally, with the EU encouraging cross-compatibility between messaging apps, Apple may consider integrating RCS into iOS Messages so that Android users may benefit from improved messaging.
We’ll keep you up to speed on iOS 16 and everything about Apple here throughout the months leading up to WWDC 2022 in June.
When is iOS 16 coming out?
iOS 15 was launched in September 2021, so the latest iOS 16 rumors indicate that the new operating system won’t be available on our smartphones for some time. However, because Apple follows the same timetable every year, we have a decent idea of when it will be announced and when it will arrive.