At present, the iOS 15 system has been advanced to 15.4.x, and in terms of version numbers, it has entered the middle and late stages of its life cycle. In fact, according to the plan, Apple will hold the WWDC22 conference around June. There are also reports that the invitation to this event will be available next week. The protagonist of this event will be the arrival of Apple’s latest system, iOS 16. A few days ago, a monitoring website, LetemSvetemApplem found signs of active iOS 16 system testers. Although this is a positive sign, Apple seems to be a little late compared to last year’s iOS 15. The iOS 15 first appeared in March last year and the WWDC 21 conference that year opened on June 8. The iOS 16 is about a month late but the WWDC22 could still hold in June this year.
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According to the report, the first task of iOS 16 is to adapt to the new screen shape of the iPhone 14. This is what we call the dual punch (pill and punch) hole display or what others call the “exclamation mark” punch hole. This change makes the screen ratio larger, but the interface and UI must be well defined. This is necessary to facilitate the matching work of the third-party software.
As for other expectations of the iOS 16, this system should come with power consumption reduction. It will also have speed improvement, innovative features, and continued support for iPhone 6s upgrades.
Models that will support iOS 16
According to unconfirmed reports, iOS 16 plans to drop support for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and the original iPhone SE. This means that iPhone SE 2, iPhone 7, and above iPhone will get an iOS 16 upgrade.
Apple will announce iOS 16 at WWDC 2022 when it will announce the specific upgrade support list. In terms of accuracy, iPhonesoft’s reports have different ratings. In the past, it has had some correct as well as wrong reports. For instance, it correctly reported the list of supported devices for iOS 13 and iOS 14 in advance. However, its reports on iPhone 6s and original iPhone SE not upgrading to iOS 15 were wrong.
If the report is correct, this means that iOS 16 will require the A10 chip as the minimum hardware spec to get the latest features. Still, this represents an incredibly long life for iPhones in terms of upgrades and maintenance. The iPhone 6s and original iPhone SE were first released in late 2015 and early 2016, respectively. This means they will receive regular software updates for over 6 years.