IOS 16 will most certainly be announced at WWDC 2022 in June, although we don’t know much about it yet. However, it appears to be a big issue, with the latest leak pointing to major improvements, new ways of interacting with widgets, and perhaps some new Apple apps.
That’s according to Mark Gurman, a journalist with a great track record collecting Apple Intel, who made the assertion in the most recent issue of his Bloomberg Power On newsletter.
Gurman didn’t go into specifics, but we can imagine what he’s talking about. On the new app front, there is already indication that Apple is working on an Apple Classical music streaming service, so that may be one. However, Gurman stated apps, not apps, so there could still be some surprises.
The new means of interacting could refer to the previously leaked interactive widgets. Widgets are now available on iOS, however while they can display information, you cannot interact with them, for example, to compose a note or skip a music. Tapping on these will usually start the appropriate app.
Adding intractable widgets would absolutely fit under new ways of interacting with the phone. Then there’s Gurman’s claim that there will be “major changes across the system”.
Interactive widgets could also fall under that, but additionally we’ve previously heard from Gurman that iOS 16 will include “fairly significant enhancements across the board, including an update to notifications and new health-tracking features”. So he could be referring to those things here, though that’s fairly vague in itself. Gurman also referenced watchOS 9, claiming that the announcement at WWDC will be “important.” So far, we’ve heard almost nothing about watchOS 9, although it appears that significant changes are in the works.
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