We’re getting closer to Apple’s annual WWDC event, which takes place in May. WWDC, which begins June 6, is Apple’s annual showcase of all the software advancements it’s been working on over the past year. While new versions of watchOS, macOS, and iPadOS will likely be released, iOS 16 will undoubtedly be the main attraction.
Rumor has it that Apple with iOS 16 will dramatically improve how notifications work. But as mentioned above, specific details remain scarce. Some believe that notifications in iOS 16 will have better and more grouping options. Others think we could see an expansion of actionable notifications.
In years past, Apple has struggled to keep iOS rumors from leaking out. This year, however, we really haven’t seen a ton of iOS 16 rumors circulating. And the rumors we’ve seen have been somewhat vague. This, interestingly enough, has created a stir as many people believe that Apple might have a few surprises in store for us on June 6th. We’ll find out for sure in a few weeks, but in the meantime, we’ve put together a list highlighting several iOS 16 features you can count on.
Focus Mode was one of the flagship features of iOS 15. As the name suggests, Focus Mode allows users to concentrate on a particular task without having to deal with distractions from other apps. For example, users can set up a work mode that temporarily filters notifications from apps like ESPN or Tinder. With iOS 16, Apple would increase the number of customization options in Focus mode.
Apple does a better job than most of making sure newer iterations of iOS work on older iPhone models. But eventually, running new software on aging hardware becomes something of an inconvenience. At this point, we’ve seen reports that iOS 16 will drop support for iPhone 6s and earlier devices. The iPhone 6s debuted in 2015, so realistically this change shouldn’t have too much of an impact.
Perhaps one of the coolest things about iOS 16 has nothing to do with the iPhone. Specifically, iOS 16 is rumored to include several references to Apple’s alleged AR headset. According to Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter, there’s a slim chance we’ll even be able to “get a peek at the headset rOS” at WWDC. It seems unlikely, but would certainly be a pleasant surprise. If you needed proof that iOS 16 rumors are rare, we’re already talking about Apple News. It has been reported that iOS 16 will bring new Apple News features, and possibly new publishing partners as well. As usual, you’ll want to take this rumor with a grain of salt.
Summary of news:
- iOS 16 should include five new iPhone features
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