As we get closer to the WWDC 2022 conference, rumors are starting to surface about one of Apple’s highly anticipated upcoming software updates. iOS 16 would indeed appear to benefit from a few significant innovations, including an upgrade to your iPhone’s lock screen.
According to the newsletter “Power On (opens in new tab)sent in by Mark Gurman, there will be further improvements to the notification display, Messages and Health apps, as well as neater multitasking support on the iPad.
However, the most notable element here would be the redesign of the lock screen. Since iOS debuted in 2007, we haven’t seen any major changes to this screen, except for a shortcut to the camera and a “Today” notification that gives you a quick glimpse of the schedule for your day. Still, we might see more interactive widgets appear soon, along with another perk for iPhone 14 users: an always-on screen, continuously showing your mobile notifications.
While iOS 15 presented itself as a regression version focused on existing features, it seems that iOS 16 wants to move forward with new options that will change the way you manage your content.
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It is true that the improvements made to Messages and Health remain welcome, even if it would be good to see Health also impose itself on the clean interfaces of iPads and Apple Watches.
Multitasking on the iPad has obviously been an enduring headache for Apple, as we’ve seen up to three different ways to manage three windows. While the iPhone lock screen has long been left behind.
While notifications have been revamped and improved with iOS 12, and a “Today” view has been added in iOS 15 to show you the day’s weather, among other things, there hasn’t been anything more substantial. exposing on iPhone lock screen since.
However, with the widgets that have redesigned our iOS home screens, there is a definite opportunity for this item to receive Apple Watch-like notifications as well. These could show up even when the iPhone 14 turns out to be in Low Power Mode – a really handy change.