APPLE has unveiled its next big iPhone update: iOS 16.
It’s packed with new features – including an iMessage trick to unsend texts – and we’ve got a good idea when it will be out.
iOS 16 is coming to your iPhone later this yearCredit: Apple
What is iOS 16?
Every year, Apple rolls out a new version of its iOS software for iPhone.
This is the core operating system that powers the device, delivering Apple’s apps, features and designs to your iPhone.
This year’s new version is called iOS 16 – and it’s landing on iPhones in 2022.
iOS 16 is packed with new features that might tempt you.
This includes a new Lock Screen with widgets, stylised Portrait wallpapers, and notifications that roll up from the bottom.
Messages is also getting a major update that lets you edit or recall recently send messages, as well as recover recently deleted messages.
You can also mark conversations as unread.
When is iOS 16 out? iOS 16 release date
Apple generally sticks to the same iOS release pattern each year.
iOS 16 is available right now to app makers in the developer beta.
And next month Apple fans will be able to join the iOS 16 public beta when it launches.
Then the update will go through a couple of months of testing before its ultimate launch.
This is almost certainly going to be in September, releasing alongside the new iPhone 14.
Sadly Apple won’t confirm the iPhone 14 until the launch date, which we expect will be on September 13 or 14.
Make sure you check your iPhone model – some older iPhones won’t get iOS 16.
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