focus – iOS’s defacto profile now extends to the lock screen. You’ll be able to choose the focus you want from the direct lock screen and which apps will show notifications and change the look of the UI, and once you’ve crossed the lock screen, the home screen will continue to focus there. Messages has received three major updates in iOS 16. You can now edit a message, send a message, and mark a conversation as unread. Dictation got a few minutes of air time. It’s much better and completely on-device now. You can easily switch between dictating and typing with the keyboard. There’s automated emoji recognition, auto-punctuation, and full Siri support. Live Text The feature that lets you copy text from photos and videos will work as well.
Next up is Apple Wallet which is where apps in iOS 16 will be able to use Wallet to verify you’re sharing only the information that’s needed. You will be able to share virtual keys from Wallet via messaging or specific third party apps. Apple Pay Later lets you split the purchase into 4 equal payments for up to 6 weeks. Apple Pay order tracking will save the detailed receipt in the wallet and show the order tracking information. With iCloud Shared Photo Library, users will be able to create a separate iCloud Library for up to 6 people, to which they can add photos from their library or share based on an opening date or people in the photo.
Advance Apple Maps is coming to 11 more countries including France, Switzerland and New Zealand. Maps has introduced multistop routing, which allows you to add up to 15 stops to your journey. City Experiences will feature a 3D version of Las Vegas as well as 6 other cities including Miami, Chicago and Sydney. The new look will feature 3D scan, elevation and transit navigation.
Apple revealed the new generation of CarPlay that will be brought to cars at the end of next year. It has been given a completely new look and will work on all available screens in the car including the driver’s display. CarPlay will have the ability to display data such as speed, RPM, fuel and temperature level, which will be received directly from the vehicle. This will enable full customization on all screens. iOS’s developer preview is available to members of the developer program starting today, and a public beta is coming to iOS users next month. The ready version of iOS 16 will arrive in September, right after the announcement of the iPhone 14.