The features that won’t make the release of iOS 16

The development of iOS 16 hasn’t been the smoothest. Accordingly, a number of high-profile features will not debut in the initial release of Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system.

iOS 16 delivers the biggest update ever to the Lock Screen with new features that make it more beautiful, personal, and helpful.
iOS 16 delivers the biggest update ever to the Lock Screen with new features that make it more beautiful, personal, and helpful.

Andrew O’Hara for AppleInsider:

One of the most notable delayed features is support for Live Activities. These allow you to view real-time updates directly on your Lock Screen.

Apple’s Freeform app won’t in iOS 16, though the iPhone-maker said this from the start. It will be arriving in a future update across all of Apple’s platforms.

Another feature that we won’t see for a bit is support for Matter. Technically, iOS 15 already supports the beta of Matter and iOS 16 will fully support Matter — when the standard is released itself.

Matter is supposed to be available to end-users this fall and iOS 16 will — theoretically — be ready when it arrives.

MacDailyNews Take: We’re hearing iOS 16 is planned for public release on Wednesday, September 14th.

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