Apple no longer announces its new iOS release dates live during its iPhone events. In the past, the company would publically reveal the dates at which it would roll out the new software but now, you have to find out when you can update your iPhone and other Apple devices through press releases. Well, we have the news here. Apple will release iOS 16 and WatchOS 9 globally on 12 September.
In terms of the new iPadOS, Apple says it won’t be ready for the 12 September launch alongside the other software updates. Instead, you can likely expect to see it arrive in early October alongside iOS 16.1. Yes, Apple is already working on iOS 16.1 which is no surprise. Usually, the “point 1” software adds new features to the newly released iPhones and this year, those are the iPhone 14 devices.
There’s also no word yet when users will get the new macOS Ventura update. Last year, Apple took a while to get its desktop software ready for launch and it was only released in November.
If you’re updating to iOS 16 next week you can look forward to a handful of changes. Most notable is the new iPhone Lock Screen feature that lets you fully customize what you see on the screen. You can set up wallpapers, widgets and so much more.
I have used the beta since June and it has been a lot of fun (bar the bugs and crashes). Other features include iCloud Photo Library Sharing, Live Text, Map changes and more. iOS 16 will also add support for the new Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2.
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