Apple may roll out iOS 16.3, watchOS 9.3 updates to iPhone, Apple Watch users next week: full details
Apple has all but confirmed the release date of its iOS 16.3 update. The latest iOS 16.3 version should be available for iPhone users starting next week. The dates were hinted at in a press release from Apple announcing their Black History Month celebrations in February. Inclusivity initiatives include a new Unity-themed wallpaper and watch face for the iPhone and Apple Watch models, respectively. The company’s press release notes that the Unity-themed aesthetic requires iPhones running on iOS 16.3 and Apple Watches running on watchOS 9.3, hinting that iOS 16.3 and watchOS 9.3 updates could be available by now. next week.
According to the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant’s press release, Apple will celebrate “Black History Month” in February through a slew of initiatives that include exclusive content and curated launches centered around the black culture and community. Apple has released a special edition Apple Watch Black Unity Sport Loop, paired with a matching wallpaper for iPhones and a watch face for Apple Watches. The initiative will also spotlight the black community on the App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV app, Apple Fitness+, Apple News, Apple Podcasts, Apple Books and Apple Maps.
For the Unity-themed aesthetic to be accessible, users need to update their iPhones to iOS 16.3 and Apple Watch to watchOS 9.3, the press release confirmed. However, these OS versions are currently still in beta. Still, Apple seems to confirm that fully stable versions of iOS 16.3 and watchOS 9.3 will be available to users by next week.
iOS 16.3 is also set to introduce Apple ID Security Keys, which will allow users to use a physical hardware security key as part of a two-factor authentication process to secure their ID. Apple. The latest iPhone operating system will also change how Emergency SOS works, with the device waiting for the SOS buttons to be released even after the countdown to call emergency services. iOS 16.3 should also include a guide on using the Handoff feature for HomePod owners. This feature allows users to easily transfer music from iPhone to HomePods.
The latest iOS update should include minimal changes and new features. It is important to note that Apple has not yet provided an exact date for the release of stable iOS 16.3 or watchOS 9.3.
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