Monday will give iPhone owners their first look at the big changes coming to their smartphones this fall.
Apple will virtually host its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, starting with a keynote address Monday where they are widely expected to unveil iOS 16, the latest software for its iPhones.
The keynote will likely also serve as a platform for sharing software updates related to their other products as well, including iPads, MacBooks and the Apple Watch.
USA TODAY will provide live updates on what’s coming to iOS 16 throughout the keynote, which starts at 1 pm ET.
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What is WWDC?
The Worldwide Developers Conference, held each year, is a week-long gathering of developers of applications for Apple products including the iPhone, Mac, and iPad to connect with fellow developers and discover new tools for creating apps.
The conference had previously been hosted at a convention center in San Francisco before the COVID-19 pandemic transformed it to a virtual experience in 2020.
How to watch WWDC
The keynote is available to stream on Apple’s website or through the Apple TV app available on various streaming devices. Apple also streams its keynote through its YouTube channel.
What we know about iOS 16 right now
The most notable rumored update Apple could reveal is iOS 16 supporting an always-on display, which could provide basic information to users without having to wake the device. Other rumored features coming to the iPhone include upgrades to the Messages app and the Health app.
When will iOS 16 launch?
Typically, the arrival of the latest version of iOS lands just before the launch of a new iPhone in the fall. Last year, Apple launched iOS 15 on Sept. 20, four days before the debut of the iPhone 13.
Will my iPhone support iOS 16?
The most recent releases of the iPhone will almost certainly support iOS 16. The question is whether much older models going back to the iPhone 6S, which launched nearly seven years ago, will still run the latest version of iOS. If you’re clinging to one of those models, it might be time to consider an upgrade.
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