iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura have just been officially released. Apple, however, is already working on future versions that will bring new features to their respective compatible devices. The company began releasing beta versions for developers iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and watchOS 9.2, which will include improvements to some features already present in current versions, as well as new features, including the availability of a new app in the future. That’s all that’s coming to iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

One of the main novelties of iOS 16.2 is “frequent updates” in Live Activity, a feature that allows you to access relevant application information through a dynamic island. This will allow, among other things, to shorten refresh intervals in order to display “more information in real time”, according to iOS 16.2 internal code that has seen 9to5Mac.

The most frequent updates in Live Activity, yes, will affect battery consumption. Apple, however, will allow you to enable or disable this feature in the system settings.

iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island / iOS 16.2

iOS 16 also has new architecture for the Casa app, which will allow “even more efficient and reliable” control of connected devices. This is further complemented by compatibility with standard matter which the company announced at the latest WWDC conference and which will be available after updating to iOS 16.1.

Finally, in iOS 16.2, Apple included an option to let users inform the company if emergency mode or fault detection mode has been activated unintentionally. The goal is to improve the feature to avoid unnecessary warnings. This feature, interestingly, came after some users reported that crash detection was activated on the roller coaster.

New app coming to iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2

Freeform iPad / iPadOS 16.2

At WWDC 2022, Apple announced future availability of Freeform, a collaboration app where users can share ideas, projects, files, and more through a shared whiteboard. iOS 16.2 as well as iPadOS 16.2 finally include this highly anticipated app. Yes, in beta, with some notable Apple bugs such as possible crashes when adding collaborators to a board.

iPadOS 16.2 also adds Stage Manager support on external displays. A feature that, as we remember, Apple also announced at WWDC, but which was removed after the launch of iOS 16.

For now, the news that can reach watch OS 9.2but it will most likely include improvements to some of the existing features.

In terms of launch, iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and watchOS 9.2 are expected to be officially available in the coming weeks. First, the three versions will have to go through different stages in their respective betas.

Source: Hiper Textual

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