Gurman: iOS 16 Development Already Completed Ahead Of iPhone 14 Announcement
Apple’s development of iOS 16 is reportedly already finished inside Apple, with the company set to make it available to the public in the middle of next month.
The news, which comes as Apple continues to release betas to developers and those on the public beta program alike, means that we shouldn’t expect that much to change between now and the big release bar the usual fixes relating to issues found over the last few weeks.
Gurman made the revelation in this past weekend’s Power On newsletter for Bloomberg.
The iOS 16.0 update, which Apple engineers finished work on this past week, is due to launch in September alongside watchOS 9. Those updates will correspond with the new hardware. The macOS Ventura and iPadOS upgrades, on the other hand, are now scheduled for October (after Stage Manager-related delays to the iPad software) to match the new hardware lineup.
Gurman believes that watchOS 9 will join iOS 16 for a September release, while iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura will instead have to wait until October. This comes amid concerns regarding the stability of Stage Manager, a big new multitasking addition to the iPad’s operating system.
Apple is also expected to announce new iPhone and Apple Watch hardware next month, likely running the new software upon delivery. New iPads and Macs are also thought to be in the cards before the end of the year, but they won’t come next month if previous rumors are to be believed.