iOS 16: Expected features

Apple will be likely to unveil the next big iPhone upgrade on the 6th of June during the virtual Worldwide Developers Conference.

This new update, which is expected to be named iOS 16, is expected to offer an incremental update that will bring changes to applications and the way users interact with them.

Here's what we've learned so far regarding iOS 16 so far.

iOS 16 Release Date

Apple will launch an updated version of its iPhone operating system at its WWDC event in June. It's then released to the public beta in July, before making it available for sale in the autumn. The company is expected to continue the same trend when it launches iOS 16 as well.

It is possible to see iOS 16 being rolled out in September when the new release of the iPhone operating system launches along with it in the iPhone 14 lineup in advance of the holidays.

The initial iOS 15 public beta was released at the end of June. If Apple announces its schedule, we should get one of the initial iOS 16 betas builds to be released in June.

Which iPhones will receive iOS 16?

Although it's not verified, Apple might end iOS 16 support for a variety of older iPhone models. iOS 15 was available on the iPhone 6s.

A recent report says it is the case that iOS 16 will work on iPhones with an A10 chipset in them. That's right, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone SE (2016), and the iPod Touch (7th gen) will not be supported.

Regardless of which device you choose, these devices will run iOS 16.

  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • 2020 iPhone SE
  • iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • (2022) iPhone SE 3
  • iPhone 14 series

Features and improvements

Health App Improvements

Apple plans to release an upgraded version of the Health app that will add sleep tracking capabilities and also medicine management. Apple is working on a medication management tool that lets customers scan pills within the app.

However, the first version of the feature will not include all the functionality planned. Its Health application is scheduled to add new features for women's health.

Notification Updates

In the words of Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, iOS 16 will offer "significant" improvements to notifications, although there's no information currently on what this means.

Car Crash Detection

Rumors suggest that the iPhone 14 model is expected to feature a new auto accident detection technology that will enable iPhones to determine the moment a collision takes place and dial emergency services instantly.

It's likely to have software-side support, which is likely to be added to iOS 16 if Apple decides to go ahead with this feature.

Emergency Satellite Features

There are reports that Apple plans to include an emergency feature based on satellites for phones with the iPhone 14 models, which is expected to be included by iOS 16.

If the feature is made available, iPhones would be able to send messages in times of emergency in the absence of cellular coverage and also report emergencies that require coverage when it isn't available.


Apple is currently working on a variety of new services that can be built into iOS and are expected to be an element of the iOS 16 release.

A "buy now, pay later" feature on Apple Pay will allow customers to pay for Apple Pay purchases in installments over time, similar to pay later options like Klarna. Pay later, buy now is anticipated to go live in 2022.

Apple is developing a software subscription that allows customers to pay a monthly amount in exchange for an iPhone, iPad, or Mac and makes buying the device comparable to purchasing iCloud storage or the Apple Music service.

It could be available in 2022, at the time of the 2022 deadline, or in 2023 if Apple decides to not completely cancel it. Apple Fitness+ is set to expand to new types of fitness in 2022. Apple is also evaluating an Instacart-like service that will integrate with nutrition data from the Health app.

However, it's not known when the service will be launched.

Other Features

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said that we can anticipate innovative ways of interaction with the system and "fresh Apple apps." However, he didn't provide a specific explanation of what this means. We're not expecting to see a complete overhaul. However, we do have "major changes across the system." being planned.


And that’s all for today.

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