Recent iPhones could receive interactive widgets with iOS 16
@LeaksApplePro has shared an image purportedly from iOS 16, Apple's next major OS update for iPhones. According to the leaker, Apple is developing larger widgets, pictured below. Reputedly, Apple has codenamed these widgets 'InfoShack', a name that is also shown in the same picture.
Currently, iOS and iPadOS widgets are not particularly interactive. Instead, they show information and serve as a shortcut to the app when pressed. Theoretically, InfoShack would change this, with quick settings, a brightness slider, a timer and music controls all contained within large widgets.
The leaker has not provided a source for their information, so we would treat it with some scepticism for the time being. In that vein, @LeaksApplePro caveats the image by stating that it is at an early stage of development. Hence, 'there could be changes' to InfoShack between now and when Apple releases iOS 16.
Typically, Apple unveils a new version of iOS at WWDC in June. However, stable iOS 16 builds are not expected to arrive until the iPhone 14 series does, which is reportedly due in September. Presumably, Apple would bring InfoShack to iPadOS 16 too, given the larger screen sizes that iPads offer compared to iPhones.