iOS 16 — Always-on Display and Lock Screen Widgets Might Be Coming
iOS 16 to be announced during Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2022 on the 6th of June.
Apple recently released the iOS 15.6 Beta 2 to Beta testers whilst iOS 16 is expected to be announced at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2022 on the 6th of June. It is said to be a virtual event and can be streamed live on Apple's official YouTube channel. iOS 16 is expected to be announced alongside MacOS 13, watchOS 9, and iPad OS 16.
Apple recently released the iOS 15.6 Beta 2 to all developers with the build number 19G5037d. It came with a few changes and features such as the ability to hide the emoji search bar on your Apple keyboard. There were reported bugs such as rapid power drain and also being laggy. The bugs are expected to be fixed before the iOS 16 launch which is expected to happen before next year.
Leaks and rumors have been surfacing online about the upcoming iOS 16 features. Popular Apple leaker Mark Gurman reported that iOS 16 might come with a new lock screen widget and an always-on display. The Always-on Display (AoD) feature is expected to be available on iPhone 14 pro. The stable release of iOS 16 is not expected to launch as soon as possible. There might be an initial delay to fix reported bugs from Beta testers and developers and might be launched towards the end of the year.
Some concept images of how the always on display and lockscreen widget might look like on the upcoming iOS 16 features.