According to previous years’ practice, Apple will hold the WWDC22 conference in June this year. The iOS 16 operating system will be officially unveiled at the event.
However, a leakster @LeaksApplePro recently published the design of the system page, which is thought to be iOS 16. According to the screenshots, the widgets in iOS 16 will be enhanced with more features.
It is expected that iOS 16 will include more feature-rich interactive components dubbed InfoShack by Apple. Users can access contact information directly on the desktop using this set of components. Users can also change the brightness of the screen and turn on the flashlight directly.
As a result, we can save even more time by skipping the “slide control centre” step with this set of small components. A smaller “InfoShack” widget is also in the works. There’s also word that a more compact “InfoShack” widget is in the works, though it’s unclear what shape Apple will release it in.
However, it is certain that iOS 16 will include more features to enhance the user experience. According to previous reports, iOS 16 will bring significant changes and will discontinue support for some models. In this regard, iOS 16 should be the most significant system upgrade in recent years.
Device Models that will be Compatible with iOS 16
According to iPhonesoft, Apple’s iOS 16 will discontinue support for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and the original iPhone SE. It means that the iPhone SE 2, the iPhone 7, and later models will receive an iOS 16 upgrade.
Of course, this is not yet official information. Apple will unveil iOS 16 at WWDC 2022, along with a list of specific upgrade support features. iPhonesoft’s reports are rated differently in terms of accuracy. It has had both correct and incorrect reports in the past. For example, it accurately reported the list of supported devices for iOS 13 and iOS 14 ahead of time. However, its reports about the iPhone 6s and original iPhone SE not being able to upgrade to iOS 15 were incorrect.
If iPhonesoft’s report is correct, iOS 16 will require the A10 chip as the minimum hardware spec to receive the latest features. Still, in terms of upgrades and maintenance, this represents an incredibly long life for iPhones. The iPhone 6s and the original iPhone SE were released in late 2015 and early 2016. This means they will receive regular software updates for at least the next six years.
Apple has also announced plans to continue supporting critical security patches for current and previous major versions of iOS, extending the life of older models even further.