The WWDC 2022 will start in a few days i.e in the month of June 2022 and it is likely that Apple will unveil its latest operating system iOS 16 in its welcome keynote. However, we know very little about the upcoming iOS 16 release date and a few other leaks. In fact, Apple has also shared some insights into what iOS 16 features we can expect this year.
Here, we have compiled the most exciting leaks, rumors, and expected features including the release date of the latest operating system.
iOS 16 Release Dates and Timelines
The iOS 16 can/ will be unveiled on June 6th, 2022, and will be available for general users by September 2022. Here is the release date of Apple –
- 6th June 2022 – iOS 16 unveiled
- 6th June 2022 – release to developer and beta testers
- July 2022 – iOS 16 for public beta testers
- 7 September 2022 – Final iOS 16 Version for the general public
Expected/ Rumored New Features of iOS 16
As of now, nothing is official from the Apple side, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman revealed that there will be numerous changes in the iOS 16 such as Always on Display (AOD) and a very new way of interacting with Apple apps.
Bloomberg’s Gurman hints about the new way of interactions for widgets in iOS 16. With the new widget, you get quick access to different widgets such as battery level and weather updates right from the lock screen. And, these are the parts of much talked and hyped ‘always-on-display’ for the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro models.
Moreover, iMessage may also get social network functionality along with AR/ VR capabilities for their upcoming headsets in the upcoming iOS release.
However, things are still unclear, but Apple has been working on revamped notifications including Focus More. In a press release, Apple has also released several new accessibility features such as – Door detection, Apple Watch Mirroring, and Live Captions.
Apple Watch Mirroring
With this upcoming feature, individuals with physical and motor limitations can remotely use the Apple watch through their iPhone. And Apple watch can also be used by voice control. Moreover, you can also get iOS updates weeks early, check the details here!
This feature allows the iPhone to automatically generate real-time captions for FaceTime Calls.
The door detection function will enable visually impaired people to locate a door during navigation. The feature makes use of symbols and signs around the door combined with LiDAR and the iPhone camera to work. So, to use the feature one must have PRO models of iPhone.
The latest development in WebKit on Github indicates with the release of iOS 16 may bring the multitasking features.