iOS 16.3 will launch next week with several fixes
Apple’s new iOS 16.3 software update will bring key fixes as soon as it arrives next week. It will remove the horizontal lines temporarily appearing on the screen and fix the lock screen and its widget. It will also support the new 2nd generation HomePod and physical security keys.
Apple has identified horizontal lines on some iPhone 14 Pro Max that appeared during phone wake-ups or restarts, and is about to release a fix.
The iOS 16.3 beta revealed that the new update will also fix the bug where the wallpaper on the lock screen sometimes appeared black. The Home Lock Screen widget that was removed after 16.2 is back and will now show accurate status.
Siri did not respond correctly to music requests, and the new update should fix this problem both in smartphones and in CarPlay.
The expected arrival of the new iOS is Tuesday or Wednesday when Apple is also pushing macOS Ventura 13.2 to MacBooks.