iOS 16 will include new ways of interacting with the system and some “fresh Apple apps”. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said and offers some more details on what Apple has in store for the upcoming release of iOS and iPadOS, which is set to be announced at WWDC in a few weeks.


In the latest issue of his Power On newsletter, Gurman wrote that while “iOS 16” probably won’t introduce a major facelift of the operating system, it will introduce new ways of interaction and some “fresh Apple apps”.

Users have long hoped that Apple would bring interactive widgets to iOS since widgets got a makeover with iOS 14. Widgets remained largely untouched with iOS 15 and remained non-interactive, so there is some hope that significant widget changes could be forthcoming for “iOS 16”.

While I don’t expect Apple to unveil a full software redesign, there should be major changes throughout the system, new ways of interacting, and some fresh Apple apps. The watchOS 9 news will also be significant.

Gurman added today that watchOS 9 will also be a “significant” update. Gurman previously reported that an overhauled notification system and new health and fitness tracking features are in the works for “iOS 16”. Check out our post to learn more about the 20+ new features we’re expecting for iOS 16 and watchOS 9.

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