Apple has initiated internal testing for iOS 16.6, as indicated by our website’s analytics logs, which have consistently been a trustworthy source for predicting upcoming software updates. iOS 16.6 is anticipated to be one of the final updates in the iOS 16 software cycle.
While it is still too early to determine the release date for iOS 16.6’s first beta, the initial betas of iOS 13.6, 14.6, and 15.6 were all made available to developers before the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the past three years. This year’s WWDC is scheduled for June 5-9, where Apple will unveil iOS 17 and other new software offerings.
As iOS 17 is fast approaching, iOS 16.6 is expected to be a minor update. The launch of the Apple Card savings account is slated for next week, leaving iMessage Contact Key Verification as one of the few remaining announced iOS features yet to be released. However, the exact launch date for this optional security setting remains uncertain.
Meanwhile, iOS 16.5 is still in its beta testing phase. So far, only two significant changes have been identified in the update: the introduction of a Sports tab in the Apple News app and the ability to initiate a screen recording using Siri.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.