iOS 16 will be the next major update for the iPhone and is expected to be available to everyone later this year. But the upcoming iOS build will soon go into testing, which is expected as early as the first day of the WWDC 22 event. The new update is expected to be packed with amazing features, so everyone is excited about it. Find out the iOS 16 release date, iOS 16 features, and a list of iOS 16 compatible devices here.
Although it’s still a couple of weeks before we can see iOS 16, its leaks have been available for several months now. And every week we see some new leaks about iOS 16. And so far, we have leaks of almost half of the features or even more that will appear in iOS 16. Not only features, but many leaks about the release of iOS 16. Date and suitable devices.
If you are an iPhone or iPad user, you must be excited about iOS 16/iPadOS 16. And you must also be curious about the details about iOS 16. Let’s now check everything that is available for iOS 16.
iOS 16 release date
This year’s WWDC event is scheduled for June 6-10. The Worldwide Developers Conference is an event from Apple that takes place every year. And in this case, Apple talks about its future software like the new iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS and more.
Similarly, this year Apple will reveal the upcoming iOS 1, iPadOS 16, and more at its WWDC event. If you look back, this is the time when Apple released the first beta of the upcoming iOS. You know where it’s going. Yes, iOS 16 is also expected to be available during the WWDC event as a developer beta.
And about a month after the developer beta, Apple may also release a public beta (it’s said to be available in July, yes, a bit late). Finally moving to a public build of iOS 16 , Apple could release iOS 16 alongside the new iPhones at a big event that could take place in September.
iOS 16 features
It is said that iOS 16 could be a big update and bring a lot of features. Before we talk about its features, you should know that Apple has not yet shared anything in iOS 16. And all the features you will see here are based on leaks from reliable sources. While these are leaks, if you look at history, they may be right.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, iOS 16 may not have a complete redesign, but it could bring new Apple apps (like Apple Music Classical) and older Apple apps could get some redesign. Here’s what he mentioned:
“While I don’t expect Apple to present a full redesign of the software, there should be major changes across the system, new ways of interacting and some fresh Apple apps. The news about watchOS 9 will be significant as well.”
Recently, a few days ago, Apple introduced new accessibility features that will arrive later this year. So it’s possible that some of these accessibility features could be coming to iOS 16. These features include door detection, Apple Watch mirroring, live subtitles offline, audio detection, and more.
At the moment, according to iOS 16 rumors, only these features are known. But we don’t have to wait long to officially get the features as Apple will announce iOS 16 at its WWDC event in just two weeks.
iOS 16 Supported Devices
iOS 16 may not be a complete design overhaul, but it will certainly bring important and useful features. Without a doubt, iPhone and iPad users should be waiting for this big update. But will your phone get iOS 16? If you have the same question, you will get the answer here.
Here we will share a list of iPhones eligible for the iOS 16 update. The list is based on leaks and iOS update history. So yes, there may be differences compared to the official list we can see on June 6th.
As you all know, all iPhones that received iOS 14 also received iOS 15, including the iPhone SE and the first generation iPhone 6s. These iPhones are quite old and have received about six major iOS updates. Yes, that’s a lot. It’s undeniable that new updates bring new features, but they also become resource intensive. And new updates on older iPhones can have a negative impact, as they can slow down the device. Therefore, Apple is expected to make some changes to the list of iPhones supported by iOS 16.
Let’s check all iOS 16 compatible devices.
- Upcoming iPhone 14 Series
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone Xr
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPhone SE (3rd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
The iPhone SE 1st Gen, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus are more likely to miss any further major iOS updates. No one can ask for more as these devices have already received six or seven major updates, which is a lot considering that premium Android phones receive a maximum of four major updates.
So, this has been a detailed report on the iOS 16 release date, supported devices, expected features, and more. Soon we will see everything officially after the WWDC event, which is only two weeks away. Are you excited about iOS 16? Will you try the beta? Let us know in the comments section.