Apple iOS 16, “significant” new features expected for the graphical interface

There will be “significant” changes in the iOS 16 GUI: just a notch below what you might call a deep makeover. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, in the latest edition of its Power On newsletter. The reporter says he expects “new ways to interact” with the system – a somewhat cryptic phrase that can be explained, at least partially, with what was said some time ago about a notification system update – and brand new proprietary apps. . Some new health tracking features could also debut.

Previous rumors talked about InfoShack, which should be a kind of super customizable “mega widget” by the user, but at least for the moment there are no concrete updates in this regard. It’s also said to improve the customization possibilities of “Full Immersion” mode, in which distractions are reduced to focus on a specific task. However, there can also be bad news: it seems that the first generation iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE, smartphones released between 2015 and 2016, have come to an end and will stop at iOS 15.

In exactly three weeks, June 6 will begin WWDC 2022, Apple’s developer conference and one of the most important events of the year – comparable to what I/O represents for Google. We anticipate that the new version of the operating system will be one of the main topics of the opening speech and of the whole event, which will be present again, although with a limited number of participants, after the years of the pandemic. Of course, it should be in good company: watchOS, for example, could receive a new low-power mode and quality updates to the atrial fibrillation detection system.

Usually WWDC is mostly about software, but this year new hardware products may also arrive – MacBook, in particular. And even more precisely a new generation of Air, entirely designed around Apple Silicon chips. The certainties in this sense are still few because there has been talk on several occasions of a postponement.