Apple just kicked off this year’s WWDC with a great presentation, including iOS 16 and its new features. From personalization, to cleaner notifications, to an upgraded home kit and a few other little things, what’s happening with iOS 16?
iOS 16 release date
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However, it’s far really nicely really well worth noting that impatient lovers can be capin a position to test out beta builds of iOS 16 this Summer. The Developer Beta is currently out for participants of the Developer Program. Other customers can look forward to the public beta, which is expected to arrive in early July.
Which iPhones will get iOS 16?
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone XS and XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 14 series
Apple has been known to support its devices for a long time since its release. IOS 15 was available for iPhones up to the iPhone 6s – at the time of the latest update it was 6 years old.
However, iOS 16 is about to announce the demise of two older iPhones and the end of their life. Both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 are falling off the support list – iOS 16 can be installed on all iPhones iPhone 8 and above.
Which iPads will get iPadOS 16?
Much like the iPhones, the various iPad models get iPadOS updates for years on end. Apple has now announced official support for:
- iPad mini 5 (2019), iPad mini 6 (2021)
- iPad 9.7 (2017), iPad 9.7 (2018), iPad 10.2 (2019), iPad 10.2 (2020), iPad 10.2 (2021)
- iPad Pro all models
- iPad Air (2019), iPad Air (2020), iPad Air (2022)
iOS 16 new features
We’re already taking a deep dive into the iOS 16 beta preview and we can tell you, there are a lot of small changes that weren’t even talked about during WWDC. So, wait for our complete article, coming soon!
That said, here are all the announced new features in a nutshell:
- Lockscreen customization with widgets, animated images, and cleaner notifications
- More filters for Focus Mode
- Edit and Undo Send, Mark as Unread in iMessage
- SharePlay in iMessage
- Improved voice dictation
- Quick Actions with text captured from the camera
- Photos – lift subject from background
- Share digital keys in Wallet
- Tap to Pay on iPhone (no card readers required for merchants)
- Apple Pay Later (split into 4 payments over 6 weeks, no fees no interest)
- Apple Maps redesign to more areas
- Sports scoring integration on lock screen and with Apple News
- Much improved Family Sharing
- iCloud Shared Photo Library
- Safety Check
- HomeKit opens up to more partners with a new platform — Matter
- Personalized Spatial Audio — use the iPhone camera to create a custom profile from your ear shape
- Quick Note – the fast note-creating feature from iPadOS