Best iOS 16 Features for Consumer and Dev

By Aashish Verma


Last week Apple released iOS 16 public beta 3 to public beta testers; we previously saw a video of the software in action.

Reimagined Lock Screen

You can make your iPhone your own by customizing the Lock Screen in new ways. Show off your favorite photos, change the style of the fonts, and put up a set of widgets to get information quickly.

Create multiple Lock Screen

You can now create different Lock Screens, each with a unique backdrop and style, and easily switch between them.


On the Lock Screen, you can see notifications in a list view, a stacked view, or a hidden view. And alerts show up at the bottom of the screen, so they don't get in the way.

App Intent (Dev)

App Intents is a Swift-only framework that makes it easy to construct outstanding actions. You may use it to build App Shortcuts.

Map (Dev)

Selectable Map Features and Look Around APIs create engaging immersive experiences. New Maps Server API improves performance, data usage, and battery life.

In-app purchase (Dev)

You can now sync App Store Connect in-app purchase products into Xcode, manage when StoreKit message sheets show in your app, and more.

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