The new operating system that brings our iPhone to life, iOS 16, brings its share of new features. Some of them, very few in number, are however reserved, for after launch. This is the case of Live Activities, for example, or the new collaborative work application.
Five changes for which we will have to wait a little longer
We expect iOS 16 to launch sometime in September, coinciding with the launch of the new iPhone 14. At that time 99% of all news will have arrived
- Live activities: a function with which we can have information from certain applications in real time directly on the lock screen of our iPhone. A kind of interactive widget that, second by second, can show us the sports results of a match or the time left for our Uber to arrive, to name a few examples.
- Free form: a collaborative application with which we can order ideas, draw, add documents, images and PDFs and see all the changes in real time. With multiple attendees, this app is great for planning projects or simply better communicating with our team.
- SharePlay for games: Thanks to Game Center, we can play multiplayer games through SharePlay. A way to better enjoy any game during a FaceTime call.
- New design for CarPlay: a design with which the entire dashboard of our car depends on the iPhone and which we can customize at will. An update that should arrive as new hardware in vehicles and as software in our iPhones.
- Question: the new communication standard for home automation devices will arrive after the release of iOS 16. A standard with which we can use devices from other platforms from the Home application, just as we currently do with those compatible with HomeKit.
The list, as we can see, is moderate. Some of the innovations, like those of Matter, depend on the entire consortium, while those of CarPlay depend on the car manufacturers. The rest will come, according to Apple, before the end of the year.