iOS 16 and its share of new features will be presented in a few days, but rumors are already rife. Journalist Mark Gurman gave some hints about the improvements that the new operating system could bring.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off on June 6 with a keynote, which will allow you to discover software and even hardware innovations from the firm to the apple. We think for example of the MacBook Air M2, or a device intended for virtual reality. The journalist from Bloomberg Mark Gurman has meanwhile looked at the new features that the future iOS 16 could bring. A beta will also be available for interested developers.
In his famous newsletter, the journalist explains that the new OS should finally offer the Always on mode on the lock screen. This feature, which can be found on some Android smartphones, makes it possible to take advantage of LTPO screens (for polycrystalline oxide at low temperature). Thanks to this type of panel, the system can greatly reduce the display frequency while continuing to display useful information such as the time, the date or even notifications.
This announcement is not the first on this subject. Indeed, the arrival of this mode was initially planned for the iPhone 13. It should also be noted that it is already available on the Apple Watch since series 5. The Cupertino company apparently wanted keep some new features for its next range of smartphones. It remains to be seen whether they will be retroactive.
Improvements without revolution
Alas, Gurman ensures that only the Pro and Pro Max models should benefit from the Always on mode. According to him, the notch housing the Face ID system and the front sensor could also disappear. Under the hood, not surprisingly, the A16 chip would make its debut. But the power difference with its predecessor, the A15, would be negligible.
iOS 16 could also bring its share of new wallpapers and widgets. Improvements regarding audio notes in iMessage would also be planned. iPadOS should benefit from better management of multitasking and an overhaul of the notification system. The general interface would however remain the same. It only remains to wait a short week to find out if the journalist was right with regard to these software changes.