iOS 16 may sound familiar, but there will be plenty of other updates according to the latest claims from an Apple expert Mark Gorman.
In the featured Q&A section of his Power On newsletter, Gurman claimed that iOS will once again be the focus of the Apple WWDC 2022 in June. He explained that “there have to be major changes across the system” and “new ways of interacting,” although he did not elaborate on what that exactly means.
Gurman also mentioned “Apple recent apps” in his answer, which got our minds racing. Perhaps one such app is Apple’s Classic Music app rumored as an orchestral-focused counterpart to Apple Music, which has been discovered lurking in the current beta version of iOS 15.5.
However, the bottom line from Gurman’s answer is that the overall look of iOS will not look any different. This isn’t a complete surprise but given that the current look of iOS has been around for years, it’s time for a fresh paint. Especially since Android 12 has brought a major redesign in the form of Material You, which will continue in Android 13.
These new claims build on previous comments Gurman made about iOS 16. In an older version of his newsletter, he said the new iOS version will come with improvements to fitness tracking and notifications, and could contain the first items needed to support Apple for a long time -AR number/ VR headset.
Other leakers have claimed that other features are featured in iOS 16. One of these is a new “large widget” design that contains multiple widgets in one container, while the other is a crash detection system that automatically alerts emergency services if it detects a collision, just like the Pixel 6.
Although Apple will likely reveal the new iOS, macOS 13, and watchOS 9 during WWDC, regular users will have to wait to try them out. In the case of iOS 16, this will likely be made available as a regular stable release alongside the launch of the iPhone 14, currently expected in September.
You may not be able to use it on your iPhone, depending on its age. Sources claim that Apple will drop support for the iPhone SE (2016) and iPhone 6S starting in 2015, which means that users who have these phones will be stuck with iOS 15 forever until they upgrade their devices. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from among the best iPhones.