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Since yesterday the upgrade to iOS 16 is available compatible iPhone models to disposal. But not all at the WWDC22 keynote The functions presented have thus been rolled out directly. Some are delayed and are to be submitted later in the course of 2022 via an update. I have summarized the functions and improvements for you below. You can get information about the iOS 16 upgrade for the iPhone that is already available with this link.
Apple will be adding these iOS 16 features later this year
Apple is always showing exciting new features for the upcoming versions of its operating systems during the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. But sometimes the iPhone manufacturer (or the developers testing it) isn't satisfied with the features in the beta stage until they are released. That's why they don't make it into the x.0 versions of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS, or tvOS. This year, these features come with a iOS 16.x update submitted later:
- live activities - Follow ongoing activities such as sports events or pizza delivery in real time on the lock screen (app developers can integrate this function into their offer via API).
- Run shortcuts easily - Use Siri to run shortcuts from apps without having to set anything up manually (coming to iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus models later, but already usable on newer devices).
- New home app - Redesigned and more functional Home app, which is easier to navigate and better manage devices. The new architecture of the app is intended to make use more efficient and the smart home more reliable, but will not come until later in 2022. A hub (Apple TV or HomePod) is then required for joint control with others.
- Matter support – The new cross-manufacturer smart home standard Matter also comes later. It is conceivable that it will be introduced at Apple with the update for the new Home App architecture.
- Freeform App - A cross-platform, cross-user workspace for designing projects, gathering information, brainstorming, and more. This whiteboard alternative has also been moved.
- Shared iCloud Photo Library - You still need to be patient if you want to share a photo library with family or build a collection together. Because Apple also announced this new iOS 16 function: Coming later this year.
- Share keys in Apple Wallet – Keys can be shared via the Apple Wallet so that others can access them even when they are not there. Sharing works, among other things, via messenger apps such as WhatsApp or by e-mail. The function will be available for participating institutions, manufacturers and car brands.
- SharePlay for Game Center - Start multiplayer games during a FaceTime call and stay connected to the relevant contacts while playing games.
- Contacts integration of Game Center – As of the corresponding iOS 16 update, the Contacts app shows the Game Center profiles of friends. To view their games and achievements, just tap on it.
Detailed information on these and all other features introduced (or yet to be introduced) with iOS 16 can be found on the official website on the subject. There you will find categories such as lock screen, focus, messages, mail, safari, pass keys, Live Text, Siri, Apple Pay and Wallet, Fitness and many more the respective catalog of new functions.
Does Apple leak the timing of its Apple Car launch?
Admittedly, it's a bit of a stretch, but above the "CarPlay" category on the page linked above it says "Vehicle announcements are coming in late 2023“. Of course, this can relate to other vehicle manufacturers and their models, which will use certain functions or even the completely new CarPlay UI for their vehicle displays from the end of 2023 or beginning of 2024.
Due to the long-standing rumors about iPhone manufacturer Apple having its own car, one is happy to take every piece of information and point something into it :D Anyway, which of the above-mentioned functions of iOS 16 are you waiting for impatiently? And have you already installed the upgrade? Please leave a comment!
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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