iOS 16 will be released on Monday. Previewed during the main WWDC 2022, it’s been three months since Apple started testing the new operating system for iPhones. Unfortunately, some of its key features will not be available at launch.
Last year, the same thing happened with many jobs, whether they were delayed during beta sessions or Apple just decided they weren’t ready yet. With that in mind, here are the features you shouldn’t expect to see until later this year.
The redesigned Lock Screen in iOS 16 is certainly one of the coolest features that will arrive with this new operating system later this fall, but not everything Apple previewed will be available a few months from now. According to the company, these two features will arrive later this year:
- Live activities: Live Activities help you stay up-to-date with things happening in real time, right from the lock screen;
- Live Activities API: Catch up on an ongoing sports game, track the progress of your journey, or order with a single glance. Glance at live activities from your favorite third-party apps with the new Developer API.
Without access to Live Activities with the first public release of iOS 16, Application clips It won’t support it when the new OS launches, although it will have a larger size limit and accurate location suggestions in Spotlight and Siri Suggestions tools.
Expected for iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura, freeform – New Flexible Canvas – Also launching later this year.
With the Freeform app, users will have a sketchpad for new projects, and collaborate in real time, while chatting via iMessage or FaceTime. This whiteboard has plenty of space for several people to work together by writing or drawing.
game center It will also lack features when iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura launch because these two features will need more time:
- SharePlay support: Games that use Game Center multiplayer support have SharePlay integration. You can automatically start playing with friends in a FaceTime call;
- Contact integration: Contacts displays your friends’ Game Center profiles. Click to see what they’re playing and what they’re achieving in games.
For iOS 16 and tvOS 16, important support It won’t be released until later this year. Matter is a new smart home connectivity standard that will enable compatible accessories to work together seamlessly across platforms. Matter will allow you to choose from the most compatible smart home accessories and control them using the Home app and Siri on your Apple devices.
for iPadOS 16, focus filterwhich would be the ability to set boundaries within Apple apps like Calendar, Mail, Messages, and Safari to draw boundaries for each focus you enable, will not come into play with the first release of iPadOS 16.
Last but not least, a few days after the iOS 16 release date was announced, Apple said that iCloud Shared Photo Library It won’t be available at launch – most likely due to iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura delays. Here’s how Apple describes this feature:
“iCloud Shared Photo Library gives families a new way to seamlessly share photos with a separate iCloud library that up to six users can collaborate on, contribute to, and enjoy. Users can choose to share existing photos from their personal libraries, or share them based on the start date or the people in the photos The user can also choose to automatically send photos to the shared library using a new toggle in the camera app.In addition, users will receive smart suggestions to share a photo that includes participants in the shared photo library.Every user in the shared photo library has access to add shared photos or videos. Delete, edit or favorite them, which will appear in each user’s memories and featured photos so that everyone can relive more whole family moments.”
iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura will be delayed too
according to BloombergApple will delay the release of iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura by a month. Journalist Mark Gorman reports that the company is aiming for an October release alongside macOS 13 Ventura.
While Apple usually releases macOS updates after other operating systems, it looks like the same will happen with iPadOS this year to make sure Stage Manager and other new features run more smoothly.
Since we’re only a few days away from the release of iOS 16, we’ll likely learn more about the late features before the beta cycle ends. We’ll make sure to update this article as soon as we hear about other functionality that will be delayed – let’s hope it’s not like iOS 15.
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