Apple Releases iOS 16.5 RC2 To Testers

Apple has released a second iOS 16.5 Release Candidate to testers as we get ever closer to the arrival of the public version.

The first iOS 16.5 Release Candidate was released last week after a number of beta versions were also made available to developers as well as those who are on the public beta program. Now, the new RC comes with the build number 20F66.

While we don’t yet know for sure when Apple will release iOS 16.5 to the public, the fact that we’re now into the second Release Candidate would suggest that it likely isn’t all that far away.

As for what’s new in iOS 16.5, there aren’t an awful lot of changes. There’s a new Sports tab in the Apple News app while users can also start a screen recording using Siri for the very first time. Apple will also add the latest Pride wallpaper for those who want to use it on their iPhone.

This is likely to be one of the last new betas for iOS 16 as Apple looks to turn attentions towards iOS 17. That’s likely to be announced during the WWDC event that will kick off on June 5, with the software expected to be made available to the public later this year — likely in or around September.

Between now and then we can look forward to months of betas as Apple irons out the kinds ahead of the big release.

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