iOS 16 coming soon to iPhone 13, iPhone 12 and more! Here’s what to expect at Apple WWDC 2022
We are less than a week away from the next big release of Apple's software platform for iPhones- iOS 16 at Apple WWDC 2022. The annual developer conference of Apple will take place on June 6. The new iOS 16 update is likely to bring a bunch of new features for its supported devices like iPhone 13, iPhone 12 and more. According to rumors, iOS 16 will also bring an improved notification system as well as a new multitasking management interface for iPadOS. From dark mode/night mode shift, more theme and widget options, to improved health app, Siri integration, here's what you can expect from iOS 16 update
iOS 16 update features (expected)
According to a Bloomberg's report, iOS 16 will bring a “fairly significant” update across the board, while design will remain the same. One of the major focuses will apparently be on notifications as Apple is planning to bring some big improvements this year.
Additionally, it will also include new health-tracking features. Health apps and its integration with Apple Watch have been a focal point of Apple software updates in recent years. The new health-oriented features in iOS 16 will also include the new health features in watchOS 9 i.e, activity and health tracking.
Apart from these, iOS 16 is also speculated to build the groundwork for several AR and VR features ahead of the Apple's first mixed reality headset launch. Also Read: WWDC 2022: What will iOS 16 bring for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 users?
Additionally, the new OS update will bring in future support for an always-on lock screen on iPhone 14 Pro models slated to launch later this year. There are also reports suggesting iOS 16 will bring more “social-network like functionality” to the Messages app, with a particular focus on new audio messaging features.
iPhone models that will support iOS 16
According to reports, Apple is likely to drop iOS 16 support for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and the original iPhone SE. This means that iPhone SE 2, iPhone 7, and other iPhones, including iPhone 13, iPhone 12 will get an iOS 16 upgrade. This also means iOS 16 will require the A10 chipset as the minimum hardware specs to support the device. Also Read: Shocker! iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE user? Bad news for you
In addition to iOS 16, Apple will also unveil other major software upgrades like iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, tvOS 16 update and a new branded homeOS.