Several months ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement that the iPhone 16 would be coming out in September, but there are still many people who are not sure whether it will be released. Regardless of whether or not it will be released, there are several features that you can look forward to if it is released. Among these are an overhaul to the Home app and a new Focus tool that can help you streamline your tasks.
Messages app overhaul
iMessage has been a staple of iOS for many years now, but it’s getting a major overhaul in iOS 16. With iOS 16, users will be able to edit their messages, recover deleted messages, and completely unsend iMessages. There are also new customization options for notifications.
In the Messages app, users can tap the Edit button to open the options menu. There, they will find a box that displays earlier versions of their message. Once they are finished editing, they can tap Send to send the new version of the message.
Another new feature in Messages is the ability to edit messages up to five times. Users will have the ability to delete and add new emoji reactions to their text messages. They can also add a thumbs up, question mark, or double exclamation mark. This is similar to the functionality found in the Google Messages app.
iOS 16 also includes an improvement to spoken dictation. The Live Text feature will allow users to copy and paste text easier. It also allows users to understand what’s being said in videos.
Home app overhaul
Whether you are upgrading to a new iPhone or iPad, or are simply upgrading from iOS 15, you will find that the Apple Home app gets an overhaul. Not only will it have a brand new user interface, but it will also come with several new features. Among them is a fresh wallpaper, and an overhauled Home app.
The new app makes it easier to see your connected accessories and control them from your iPhone or iPad. It also includes a new widget that you can display without having to unlock the device. You can also add people to the widget, and change the widget’s color to suit your mood.
The Home app also has a number of other features, including a new discovery section that helps you find gadgets that match your tastes and needs. The Home app has also got an overhauled backend that makes it more reliable.
Focus tool for streamlining tasks
During its release last year, Focus mode was somewhat lukewarm. However, with iOS 16, the Focus aficionado is rewarded with a new, and improved, version of the same. For starters, there is now a dedicated filter API, which will enable app makers to add the above mentioned filters to their own apps. In addition, users can control their sleep and wake times in Health.
Focus mode isn’t new to iOS 16, but its ability to help you streamline your tasks is. Not only is it a lightweight task manager, it can also help you manage your time by keeping track of the best time to do things. In fact, users can even customize their home screens to show a different version of Focus. Aside from being lightweight, Focus is also fun to use. During a Focus session, users get 25 minutes to focus on the task at hand before being given a few minutes to unwind.
Apple Pay Later
During Apple’s WWDC keynote, the company revealed a new financial service called Apple Pay Later. It is an interest-free option that allows users to spread the cost of a purchase over a six-week period. It is integrated into the Apple Wallet app, which makes it easy for users to manage their payments.
Apple Pay Later is available to qualifying users in the United States. The company will run a credit check before approving a user’s application. Then, Apple will automatically collect payments from your bank account every two weeks. This payment schedule will be displayed before you make a purchase. You will also be able to view detailed receipts. The company has also reassured customers that the feature is designed with financial health in mind.
Apple is working on extending its Apple Pay payment services, and the company may release the feature in a future update of iOS 16. Apple’s website states that the service will arrive “in the future” with a point upgrade, but it may not arrive until 2020.