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iOS 16 rumored to be largest update in years with new apps and more

May 15, 2022

iOS 16 rumored to be largest update in years with new apps and more

The rumor: Apple is planning “major changes across the system” for iOS 16, according to Mark Gurman (86.4% accurate, via Power On).


  • “While I don’t expect Apple to present a full redesign of the software, there should be major changes across the system, new ways of interacting and some fresh Apple apps. The news about watchOS 9 will be significant as well,” Gurman says
  • Up until this point, the lack of rumors and leaks for iOS 16 suggested it would be a minor update similar to last year’s iOS 15

Sam’s take: I won’t lie…this has me stoked to see what is coming software-wise at WWDC in just half a month now. “Major changes” and “new ways of interacting” and “fresh Apple apps” sounds like a big deal, and I can’t remember a time in recent history where we’ve gotten all 3 of these at once. Sure, it’s not the complete redesign that I’ve been asking for…but it sounds way closer than I thought.