We thought that iOS 16.5 was going to be the last major version of iOS 16 before the presentation of iOS 17 at WWDC 2023, but no: the Cupertino developers want to polish the system as much as possible before adding it to the list of “previous” versions ” and we will have an iOS 16.6.
At the moment this version of iOS is still in internal development, and therefore there is no beta with which to experience new features. But some media such as MacRumors already have signs in the form of some other novelty and the focus of this last hurray from iOS 16.
iOS 16.6 will be a security update
iOS 16.6 would have at least one relevant novelty: power verify iMessage users via authentication keys. It is something that is already on the list of announced features pending launch in iOS 16, and since there is no trace of it in the iOS 16.5 betas, it is assumed that we could see it in iOS 16.6 at the latest.
The source does not bet on too many new features beyond security and stability improvements (we will probably see iOS 16.6.1 as a minor update). The development team will prioritize progress with the betas of iOS 17 starting in June and throughout the summer, with which iOS 16 will remain as a system that will only have a few last fringes polished and then only receive urgent patches. of security.
To the question of when iOS 16.6 will arrive (even if it is in beta form), it could be in a few weeks considering that the betas of iOS 16.5 are still being worked on. Most likely let’s see it even after the announcement of iOS 17 at WWDC 2023, which we remember will take place on June 5.
Image | szabo viktor
In Applesphere | Avoid being watched: these apps know your location on the iPhone and so you can manage your privacy