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New iOS 16 & iPadOS 16 News May 29, 4:15 PM

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iOS 16 & iPadOS 16 is said to have a few new features and improvements. In this blog post, we'll go over some of the most exciting new additions. Mark Gurman reports today that both iOS & iPadOS 16 will have significant changes. With iOS 16, Gurman is told that iOS 16 is a “fairly significant change across the operating system.” This sounds like great news. But Gurman goes further to explain that the upgrade will be extended across the entire operating system. The update includes upgrades to the notification feature, messages, for both iOS and iPadOs and the Health app for iOS and watchOS. One feature that enthusiast have been waiting on, the Lock Screen! Overall, iOS 16 & iPadOS 16 is a great update that adds a ton of new features and improvements.

iOS & iPadOS 16: Lock Screen Upgrade

Hopefully, the lock screen is one of the most important parts of iOS 16 & iPadOS 16. It's the first thing you see when you wake your device, and it's where you go to unlock it. With the new Lock screen upgrade, you should be able to customize your Lock screen to display information that is important to you. You should have the capability to choose to display your current location, the time, or both. You also should have the capability to add a custom message or slogan. Personally, if you have an Apple Watch, you should be able to unlock your iPhone or iPad. I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping the new lock screen upgrade makes it easier than ever to keep track of your important information and access it quickly and easily. One feature that I’m most excited for, always-on display. Mark Gurman was told that this feature is coming but only to the pro models of the iPhone 14.

Always On Display

I think this will be one of the best features, a feature that I care about the most. The feature is great to use on the current watchOS, so why not introduce it to the iPhone. The new iPhone 14 Pro models are rumored to have the software & hardware to take advantage of the new feature. Mark Gurman reported that the frame rate for the new Pro iPhones will be turned down to display information.

iPadOS 16 Changes

Big changes are not expected to iPadOS 16, but it is the new software upgrades are rumored to receive changes to multitasking. This is interesting because there are some welcomed changes to the current multitasking features of the iPadOS 15. According to Gurman and Steve Troughton-Smith, Apple has created support in Safari for it’s window multitasking support. Messages and the Health app will get an upgrade as well.

Will There Be Hardware?

Gurman reports that there could be hardware announced at WWDC. If so, Apple should announce the next M2 MacBook Air. Mark states that developers are reporting that Apple employees are using this device to test their apps. It’s still not certain that the rOS software and the new AR/VR headset will be announced. Only time will tell and we only have a few days to find out.


iOS 16 & iPadOS 16 is a great update that adds a ton of new features and improvements. iOS & iPadOS16: Lock Screen Upgrade, Always On Display, and iPadOS 16 Changes are some of the most exiting new features. It's still not certain that the rOS software and the new AR/VR headset will be announced. I hope this article helped you learn more about iOS & iPadOS 16. Thanks for reading!

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