June 2, 2022: Apple will bring a slew of new updates to iPhones and iPads with its next software releases, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, which the company will expectedly announce during its WWDC 2022 developer keynote on June 6.
According to Bloomberg, the modifications to the iPhone regarding notifications, messages, and the health app. In the previous year, Apple introduced recent notification changes, including the option to bundle them together into a summary at a certain time of the day and a new Focus mode that limits the notifications you see during specific times. The messages app is expected to get unique audio features, Bloomberg said.
Meanwhile, the Health app is projected to get the latest features that work with the iPhone and Apple Watch, according to Bloomberg.
Apple will reportedly add new widgets to the lock screen with support for “always-on” displays on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. That would allow you to see devices on your iPhone even when it’s just sitting on your desk. The iPhone screen goes dark when it isn’t in use. But always-on displays have become commonplace on Android phones manufactured by phone makers such as Samsung, Google, etc.
Still, Apple usually discloses its new iPhone in the fall, so it will still be a few months before consumers can buy phones having such a feature.
The report said that Apple would add new iPad multitasking options. In the previous year, it made it considerably easier for two apps to run side by side, but some people who want to do more with their iPads have wished for the option to run even more apps in other windows like Mac.
Apple often announces new software at the event and then releases it in beta for users to try before the final version is released to all users in the fall.
According to Boomerang, the company might also announce new MacBook Air laptops at the event.