Ahead of WWDC, iOS 16.6 Public Beta rolls out! Know what iPhone users will get | Mobile News

Ahead of WWDC, iOS 16.6 Public Beta rolls out! Know what iPhone users will get

Apple's next update for iPhone, iOS 16.6 could be looming as Apple has released iOS 16.6 first public beta with one major addition. Here’s what’s new.

| Updated on: May 25 2023, 11:18 IST
Apple WWDC 2023 event: iOS 17, 15-inch MacBook Air and more set to launch soon
iOS 16.6
1/5 iOS 17: One of the most highlighted announcements of WWDC 2023, Apple is expected to stuff your iPhones with new features. From a dedicated Journal app, a Mood Tracker, a Control Center upgrade, increased functionality for Dynamic Island, added features for Apple Music, and much more -- iPhone fans have a lot of expectations from iOS 17. (Pexels)
image caption
2/5 15-inch MacBook Air: As per Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, a larger MacBook Air can be launched at the event. The device is expected to feature a 15.5-inch display and will be powered by either the 8-core or 10-core GPU variants of the M2 chipset.  (HT Tech)
iOS 16.6
3/5 Mixed Reality Headset: Apple's highly-anticipated mixed reality headset may also be unveiled at the upcoming event. According to rumours, the headset is expected to come equipped with dual 4K micro-OLED displays and numerous cameras to map the environment and monitor facial expressions, gesture-based control methods, and more. (Representative) (AFP)
image caption
4/5 watchOS 10: Not just iPhones, but Apple Watch users are expected to get the watchOS 10 announcement. It may come with some important features such as a new widget system to check information without opening the app, a customizable Digital Crown, a redesign for Apple Watch Home Screen, and more. (HT Tech)
iOS 16.6
5/5 Other software updates: Moreover, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, and tvOS 17 are also expected to be introduced.  (Unsplash)
iOS 16.6
icon View all Images
iOS 16.6 first public beta brings one new security feature to iPhones. (Unsplash)

With just weeks to go for Apple's WWDC 2023, we cannot wait to see what Apple has in store for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. The Cupertino-based tech giant is expected to reveal the iOS 17 for iPhones at the event, along with iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS updates. However, it seems like Apple is not done with iOS 16 yet as it recently released the first public beta for iOS 16.6. iOS 16.5 brought new features such as My Sports Tab, Siri screen recording, and more, but with iOS 17 looming, only incremental updates are expected in iOS 16.6 first public beta, and not many big features.

Why does Apple release beta updates?

Apple regularly releases updates to enhance the user experience by fixing bugs, improving features, and making refinements. But before the updates are pushed out to the public, they are first released to the beta community which tests the new features and improvements for performance and stability.

Since it is just the first public beta of iOS 16.6 that has been announced, the update is not expected to be launched publicly anytime soon.

Not sure which
mobile to buy?

What's new: iMessage Contact Key Verification

Apple announced this feature in the second half of 2022 but it was delayed until recently. It is a protective measure for individuals who are extremely vulnerable to cyberattacks from malicious actors. The feature allows users to confirm that they are communicating with the intended recipient and not an unauthorized third party who may have intercepted the message or are eavesdropping on the conversation.

When two or more users with this feature are enabled to engage in a chat, Apple will send an alert if a breach in the cloud servers occurs, posing a risk to the integrity of the conversation. By activating this feature, users can verify their own identity as well as the identity of the person they are communicating with by comparing a Contact Verification Code in person, via FaceTime, or through another secure application.

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 25 May, 10:42 IST