Apple released iOS 16 less than a week after announcing the next generation of iPhones, Apple Watches and AirPods Pro at its "Far Out" event
Download iOS 16, which is now available for most iPhone devices, to give your iPhone a significant upgrade. You'll get a slew of new lock screen options as well as a slew of other improvements.
During its fall iPhone event last week, Apple revealed the iOS 16 release date. Apple follows a predictable pattern: it announces the next version of iOS at its WWDC conference in the spring
The new operating system will be available for the iPhone 8, the second-generation iPhone SE, and all subsequent models, including the X, 11, 12, 13, and 14, as well as Pro, Plus, and Max models
Apple released iOS 16 on Monday, September 12, continuing its annual cycle of new versions
CNET has been testing the iOS 16 beta for months, so we know exactly what to expect.
The main features of iOS 16 are a more customizable lock screen, the ability to edit and unsend iMessages (with restrictions), some changes to lock screen notifications, improvements to Apple Wallet, and the ability to use SharePlay from messages.
These annual iOS updates provide important opportunities for Apple to make larger changes to its operating system, which it has done since 2007. Users can still anticipate minor updates throughout the year