What you need to know
- A new concept gives us a look at some of the things iOS 16 could offer.
- Big improvements include a configurable lock screen.
- Changes to app icons, the App Library, and widgets are also included in the new concept.
We're now just a couple of weeks away from Apple showing off iOS 16 during the WWDC22 opening keynote. Expectations are always high for these things but we don't really know what to expect this time around. What we do know is that we'll be very happy indeed if iOS 16 turns out to be anything like this new concept.
The new concept, shared by Nicholas Ghigo, shows us an iOS 16 that offers all kinds of features, many of which are ones that we've been crying out for. It's like Ghigo took a wishlist and just started checking things off, one by one.
Examples of things that this new concept offers include a new, configurable lock screen as well as widgets that are live, enabling things like play and pause buttons and more. New icons are also included, while a redesigned Control Center is sure to be popular.
Take a look at the concept video and prepare to look forward to WWDC22 and the iOS 16 unveiling even more than you already were!
We can be sure that iOS 16 will be the best iPhone software release to date, but how many of these features will make it to that first beta on June 6? We don't have much longer to wait in order to find out!
We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for more details as we edge nearer to WWDC22 — you never quite know what could leak between now and the big day!
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
The concept video itself is really, really well done, but supposed "improvements" to iOS are laughable.
Yes, please? No, thank you.
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