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Apple iOS 16 features detailed in leak roundup as iPhone 6s and iPhone SE 1 face likely end of software support

It's widely expected that iOS 16 will bring some major software changes to Apple's supported iPhones. (Image source: Apple - edited)
It's widely expected that iOS 16 will bring some major software changes to Apple's supported iPhones. (Image source: Apple - edited)
Apple is expected to reveal full details of iOS 16 at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, which is scheduled from June 6 to 10. Ahead of that, a leaker has rounded up all the relevant feature rumors about iOS 16 and has also suggested device compatibility, leaving the Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and first-generation iPhone SE facing end of support.

There will be many excited iPhone users wondering what upgrades and changes Apple will demonstrate when iOS 16 finally starts rolling out. Tipster LeaksApplePro has already detailed some of the features that are expected to be included in the latest iPhone operating system out of Cupertino and has now provided a rumor roundup with some fresh details included. The leaker also made a prediction in regard to device compatibility and support.

It appears it is time for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE 2016 to be put out to pasture in terms of software support. It’s a fair argument to make, as these phones launched with iOS 9 in place and have been updated all the way up to iOS 15, which is the kind of support that is not emulated in the Android smartphone space. The leaker also mentions the InfoShack feature again, which we reported about back in January. This tool would allow iOS 16 users to enjoy interactive widgets (“big widgets”).

A feature called “Quick Actions” is reported, with the app that can deliver shortcuts via system notifications apparently being accessible via the lock screen. Minor changes are headed to Files and Reminder while notifications and the Mail app are also getting some tweaks. LeaksApplePro moves onto information about the Music app, suggesting that there will be a feature called Apple Classical that may offer a subscription service to those who like their music to be of a more formal tradition, and that the “recommendations” feature is getting an overhaul to make it more fit for purpose.

Other iOS 16 rumors include a Health app redesign, which has been previously mentioned by another source, a reworked Podcast app, and additional Focus modes to join the ones that are already present in iOS 15 and that are supposedly getting some “major” updates themselves. Lastly, the source reckons there will not be always-on display support for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max just yet, with this feature possibly being revealed alongside the next iPhone iteration (pinch of salt here, as this latter rumor is based on assumption).

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InfoShack feature. (Image source: LeaksApplePro/iDropNews)
InfoShack feature. (Image source: LeaksApplePro/iDropNews)
Music app changes. (Image source: LeaksApplePro/iDropNews)
Music app changes. (Image source: LeaksApplePro/iDropNews)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-04-23 (Update: 2022-04-23)