Here's Everything We Know About Apple's Upcoming iOS 16
The tech giant will reportedly upgrade the lock screen, messaging and other features.
According to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter, the tech giant’s upcoming mobile operating system is a fairly significant improvement. It will come with “a chock full of changes across the operating system, including updates to notifications, iPad multitasking, and the Messages and Health apps.”
One of the new highlight features will be the lock screen. Gurman stated that iOS16 will build in future support for an “always-on lock screen,” an update the company planned on launching last year for the iPhone 13. “This would allow the iPhone to turn down the frame rate significantly on the lock screen and display quickly glanceable information — similar to newer Apple Watches,” Gurman said. However, the always-on lock screen will only be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Elsewhere, the iPadOS 16 is also expected to undergo major changes to “windowing and multitasking,” while tvOS 16 will come with “more smart-home tie-ins.” Gurman added that the Messages app will acquire “more social network-like functionality, particularly around audio messages.” Additionally, watchOS 9 might include “significant improvements to watchOS that affect day-to-day operating and navigation.”
More details will be officially unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 6.