Apple engineers have completed work on the official iOS 16 version that Apple is expected to release to compatible devices in early September.
According to 9to5Mac , this report comes in the latest Power On newsletter by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, which says that iOS 16 was prepared for general release as engineers finished development last week.
This move comes in the context that Apple has just released iOS 16 beta 6 for developers and iOS 16 beta 4 publicly for users who want to test it. This shows that Apple has almost no major changes in new features in the official version compared to beta recent The iOS 16 development process was completed a few weeks ahead of the company’s announced schedule, scheduled for September 7.
“The iOS 16.0 update that Apple engineers completed last week will be available in September alongside watchOS 9. Those updates will appear on new hardware. On the other hand, the macOS Ventura and iPadOS upgrades are currently scheduled for October (following a delay related to the Stage Manager for iPad software) to accommodate the new hardware lineup,” said Mark Gurman. .
Based on this announcement, Apple is expected to announce the release date of iOS 16, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16 after introducing the iPhone 14 and new Apple Watch models. Also interesting is that macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 will be released a month later, when Apple is expected to announce new Macs and iPads. This would be the perfect time for Apple to once again address the benefits of Stage Manager and other features offered on these releases.
iOS 16 is expected to bring users new features such as improved lock screen, deeper Focus mode, new functionality for Messages and FaceTime … Apple’s completion of iOS 16 development also means that the company can is moving towards adding new features to iOS 16.1. For this update, Apple is said to have plans to develop a Live Activities feature to make the lock screen more useful.