Apple at an annual event on Monday tagged Worldwide Developer Conference 2022 (WWDC 2022) launched new software features including iOS 16 on its products. The improvements expected in the software speculated to launch by September 2022 includes improvement on the message application, wallpaper related customization, and many more. 

Message application 
Apple’s iOS 16 is introducing features that enable users to edit sent messages, unsend already sent messages without a residue, and mark a read message as an unread message. 

Lock screen customization 
A new feature introduced in iOS 16 allows users to customize wallpaper with widgets to perform functions such as viewing missed calls, text and upcoming activities from the Lock Screen. Users can customize the widgets by long pressing the lock screen and swiping sideways to choose and edit templates for colors and others. 

One of the biggest upgrades of iOS 16 is the new feature that hides app notifications and allows them to show up from the bottom of the user’s screen. A new Live Activities feature pins specific notifications that act as interactive widgets. And it works for notifications from applications like Apple TV. 

Focus filters 
iOS 16 focus filter helps users focus on key elements while ignoring the clutter. Apps that have this feature is applicable include safari, calendar, and some communication apps.

Mail app 
Apple introduces a feature in iOS 16 that schedules emails, cancels the delivery of an email in the recipient inbox and detects missing elements in an email such as attachment, notifying the user of such. 

Sharing of iCloud photos 
A new feature now allows five people or fewer to contribute photos to a common library so all the users can access the pictures. The shared photos would also show up in the different users’ memories and featured photos. 

Video text 
OS 16 allows users to pause videos and input text, an upgrade to how it was previously done. Users can also grab images, turn them into stickers and drag and drop them into apps as a message. 

Apple pay
Apple now allows users in the United States to split payments into four instalments over a six weeks period at no extra fees. Users can now receive receipts and receive tracking information in the Wallet app for Apple Pay purchases.

Other iOS 16 features include new CarPlay, Shareplay, improved dictation, improved functions of Apple Maps, sport updates of users’ favourite teams for Apple News, improved parental control without going through the settings app and safety check in case of an abusive partner. 

What you should know

  • iOS 16 would be available to all iPhone users with models iPhone 8 and upwards. 
  • The pay later feature introduced by Apple could affect the shares of companies offering similar services, such as Affirm Holdings Inc. 
  • Speculations are that iOS 16 would be available for download by September 2022. Although a less stable version could be available soonest. 
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