When is iOS 16 coming out? Latest Apple release date news and which phones will get the update

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The company announced iOS 16 at its most recent developers conference on 6 June, and as always it will come with a raft of updates.

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Apple is preparing to release its latest operating system for the iPhone and iPad – iOS 16.

The company announced iOS 16 at its most recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote on 6 June, and as always it will come with a raft of updates.

Among the biggest upgrades are new intelligence and sharing features, along with a brand new lock screen and improvements to the recently added focus mode.

Here is everything you need to know about iOS 16.

When will iOS 16 be released?

People who are registered with the Apple Developer Programme can access the beta form of iOS 16 right now.

Those who are not part of the programme should have access to the public beta at some point in July, before the operating system is rolled out in full this autumn.

No date has been set yet, but Apple often drops its new iOS in September.

Which devices will support iOS 16?

The list of devices that will support iOS 16 is the exact same as iOS 15.

That means you will be able to run it on the following devices:

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)