Apple has officially announced the release date for the iOS 16 stable update for all iPhone users globally, along with the iPhone 14 series. In the months leading up to the official release of iOS 16, the company has released eight developer beta and six public beta builds since its announcement at WWDC 2022 in June. Apple did not announce the iOS 16 release date on stage, but it is included in the official iPhone 14 blog posts. So, prepare your iPhones for the update next week, on Monday! As usual, it will be a free software update.
About Apple iOS 16
This update, unlike Google’s Material You, focuses on introducing much-requested features rather than changing the UI. iOS 16 adds widgets to the lock screen, makes it easier to get to notifications, SharePlay, and Live Text, and adds new security features like lockdown mode, Safety Check, and others. You can also track medications in the Health app, have a dedicated Fitness app for iPhone, mirror your Apple Watch on your iPhone, and do other cool things. Finally, iMessage allows you to edit and unsend messages, which is fantastic. When the update arrives next week, there will be a lot to discover. The list of iOS 16 supported devices can be found by following this link.
Stable Update Availability
On September 12, you will finally be able to try out the new features if you did not install the iOS 16 beta on your iPhone. Furthermore, for those who are curious, Apple has already confirmed that the release of iPadOS 16 has been delayed. The iOS 16 update will arrive first, followed by the iPadOS 16 update, which will “ship as version 16.1 in a free software update.” So, expect the iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura updates in mid- to late-October.