iOS 16: ‘significant enhancements’ coming…but no redesign

The rumor: Apple is preparing a moderately sized iOS 16 update, according to Mark Gurman (86.4% accurate, via Power On).

  • “I’m looking for some fairly significant enhancements across the board, including an update to notifications and new health-tracking features. I’m not expecting an end-to-end redesign of iOS’s interface, even though it hasn’t changed much since iOS 7 nearly a decade ago. But there might be a new iPadOS multitasking interface,” Gurman says
  • iOS 16 beta 1 is expected to release on June 6 at Apple’s just-announced 2022 worldwide developers conference

Sam’s take: While I understand that Apple is very set on the design language that was instituted with iOS 7: I think myself and many other enthusiasts are begging for something different. These details are pretty broad so far, but I’m getting the vibe that this could be another iOS 15-esque update with some core enhancements around the OS…but nothing major. Still, I’m holding out hope for something big this year. At least give me something like these dark icons created by Surenix (pictured above).