iOS 16 will be released this Monday. Before the WWDC keynote speech, it''s been three months since Apple began testing the new operating system for iPhones. However, some of the key features will not be available at the moment.
The same happened with several functions last year, whether they were delayed during the beta cycles or Apple just decided they weren''t ready yet. In keeping with that, here are some things you shouldn''t expect until later this year.
Lock Screen, a redesigned iOS 16, is for sure one of the most powerful features that will be introduced with this new operating system later this fall, but not everything that Apple previewed with it will be available a few months later. According to the company, these two features will arrive later this year:
With the iOS 16 first public version, the App Clips will not support it when the new operating system is launched, although it will feature a larger size limit as well as precise location suggestions in the Spotlight and Siri Suggestion widgets.
Freeform will be launching a new flexible canvas for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura.
Users will have a canvas for diagramming new projects and having real-time collaboration, while chatting via iMessage or FaceTime. This whiteboard has plenty of room for people who work together by writing or drawing.
When iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura are released, Game Center will have issues similar to iOS 16, but these two features will take some time.
- SharePlay support: Games that use Game Center multiplayer support have SharePlay integration. You can start playing automatically with friends on a FaceTime call;
- Contacts integration: Contacts show your friends Game Center profiles. Tap through to see what they are playing and accomplishing in games.
Matter will be discontinued until sometime later this year. Matter is a new smart home connectivity standard that will allow compatible accessories to work seamlessly across platforms. Matter will allow you to select from even more compatible smart home accessories and control them with the Home app and Siri on Appledevices.
Focus filter for iPadOS 16, which will enable Apple apps like Calendar, Mail, Messages, and Safari to draw boundaries for each Focus you enable, will not launch with the first version of iPadOS 16.
Despite Apple''s announcement of iOS 16, the iCloud Shared Photo Library will not be available at the start of the iOS 16 release, according to the company, most likely due to the iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura delay. Here''s how Apple describes this feature:
Families in the iCloud Shared Photo Library will be able to share existing photos from their personal libraries, or share them automatically with a new feature in the Camera app. Additionally, users will receive clever suggestions to share shared photos or videos, which will appear in each users Memories and Featured Photos, so that everyone may enjoy more full family moments.
iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura will be delayed as well.
According to Bloomberg, Apple will postpone the iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura launch for a month. According to a journalist, the company is planning a macOS 13 Ventura release in October.
Apple has usually released macOS updates after the other operating systems, but it appears that iPadOS will be the same as this year to ensure Stage Manager and other new features work smoother.
As were just a few days away from the iOS 16 release, well probabilize that the beta cycle ends with delayed features. Also make sure to update this article once we hear what other features will be delayed lets hope that not as much as iOS 15.
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