Every year since the arrival of the iPhone on the market in 2007, Apple has rolled out a new version of its mobile operating system. Most of the time, this is announced at the Worldwide Developer Conference which is organized during the summer, the last having taken place last June with the announcement of iOS 15. The program will finally have landed on the devices of the public just a few weeks ago, with its share of new features.
Today, it is the YouTube channel the Hacker 34, to which we already owe a concept of the iPhone SE “Plus”, which imagined what the next version of the software could look like …
To begin with, our creator imagined an iOS 16 with a screen always-on, ie “always on”. The Apple Watch is already equipped with this feature (on certain models only), which allows for example to have the time at all times as on a real watch. But be careful, because this system, although very popular since its arrival on Android several years ago, consumes energy constantly. The iPhone 13’s ProMotion display, which can lower its refresh rate to a very low frequency, however, helps offset this negative effect.
The video also shows how Apple could finally allow customizing the shortcuts installed at the bottom of the lock screen. For the moment, these redirect to the camera and the flashlight.
On the home screen, widgets are still quite limited. However, taking advantage of playback controls for Apple Music, buttons to trigger HomeKit connected objects or even an interactive reminder list and timer could be a game-changer: this is also what we can see in the video. .
Note also the arrival of icon packs directly from the Settings app, and which would avoid going through third-party apps.
The Control Center, too, has been revisited by the Hacker 34 since it contains quick actions to manage access permissions for the microphone and the camera. The low battery notification is also improved, allowing the power saving mode to be triggered immediately by touching it.
Finally, let’s also mention the case of the transformation of Apple Pay, which here accommodates cryptocurrency wallets. A solution that would also be already in the boxes at Cupertino, if we are to believe some rumors …