Apple iOS 16 to release today: Know time, iPhones to get it, and more

    Apple will be releasing iOS 16 today at 10:30 PM. Check the list of iPhones to get the update, and other details.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Sep 12 2022, 21:16 IST
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    iPhone 14
    1/7 Apple has launched four models in the iPhone 14 series – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. While the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max have the same form factor as their counterparts from last year, the iPhone 14 Plus has been launched as a replacement for last year’s iPhone 13 Mini. (Apple)
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    2/7 The iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max have been launched with an all-new notch design with what Apple calls “Dynamic Island”. It is a pill-shaped notch instead of the traditional notch. Apple has changed the UI in iOS 16 to take advantage of this new notch. (Apple)
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    3/7 Apple has launched an all-new satellite messaging service for the iPhone 14 series. It will allow users to send messages via satellite even when there is no cell reception in remote areas. Apple calls it “emergency SOS via satellite feature”. (Apple)
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    4/7 The pricing for the iPhone 14 has been kept the same as last year. The iPhone 14 is priced at $799 while the iPhone 14 Plus is priced at $899. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have been priced at $999 and $1,099 respectively. Apple will start the pre-orders for the iPhone 14 starting September 9. It will be available in stores starting September 16. (Apple)
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    5/7 Apple has also launched an ultra-Apple Watch for adventure enthusiasts who love the outdoors. The Apple Watch Ultra has a built-in compass in its dial and a dedicated Oceanic app for scuba diving enthusiasts. Apple claims nearly 60 hours of battery life in the Apple Watch Ultra. It is priced at a hefty $799. (Apple)
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    6/7 Apple has also launched the Apple Watch Series 8 which further improves on last year’s Series 7. Apple claims the watch is swim proof, dust proof and crack resistant. The Series 8 watch also has a crash detection feature to alert emergency services in case of an accident via G-force tracking. It has been priced at $399. Apple has also launched its trimmed down version, the Apple Watch SE priced at $249. All watches will be available starting September 16. (Apple)
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    7/7 The tech giant has also launched the second iteration of its Airpods Pro, the Airpods Pro 2 offering personalized spatial audio and a new H2 chip and offering nearly double the amount of Active Noise Cancellation compared to the first gen Airpods Pro. Airpods Pro 2 have been priced at $249 with pre-orders beginning September 9 and store availability from September 23. (Apple)
    iOS 16
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    OS 16 to release at 10:30 PM today. Here is all you need to know. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

    Apple is all set to release iOS 16 today, September 12 at 10 AM PDT (10:30 PM, Indian Standard Time). Informing about the same Apple Hub tweeted on September 11 saying, "iOS 16 will be available starting tomorrow, September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT. Are you excited?" Once released, iOS 16 is going to change the way you have been using your iPhone. The recently launched iPhone 14 series will be available with iOS 16 features. However, what about the earlier iPhone models?

    There are 19 older iPhone models, other than iPhone 14 that will be getting the iOS 16 update. The models include: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2022, iPhone SE 2020.

    iOS 16 will bring new personalisation features, seamless ways to communicate, and more thus enhancing the user experience to all the above mentioned iPhone models.

    iOS 16 Features

    Lock Screen: You will get all-new ways to personalise your lock screen. You will be able to showcase your favourite photos, customise font styles and display a set of widgets to get information at a glance. You will be able to view notifications on the Lock Screen in an expanded list view, stacked view or hidden view.

    Focus: A new streamlined setup for focus lets you select the apps and people you want to receive notifications from by either allowing them or silencing them. Connect your Lock Screen to your Focus so the look and feel of your iPhone match how you want to use it at the moment. With a swipe, you can go from your Personal Focus to your Work Focus with widgets showing upcoming meetings and to-do lists.

    Passkeys: Passkeys replace passwords with an easier and safer sign‑in method. Passkeys never leave your device and are specific to the site you created them for, making it almost impossible for them to be phished. You will be able to sign in to websites or apps on other devices, including non‑Apple devices, with your saved passkey by scanning the QR code with your iPhone or iPad and using Face ID or Touch ID to authenticate. Also, Passkeys are end‑to‑end encrypted and sync across your Apple devices through iCloud Keychain.

    Messages: You can now edit a message you just sent or unsend a recent message altogether. And you can mark a message as unread if you can't respond in the moment and want to come back to it later. You can edit a message for up to 15 minutes after sending it. While unsend any message for up to 2 minutes after sending it.

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    First Published Date: 12 Sep, 21:16 IST
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