Apps that will not be in iOS 16 from the moment of its launch

Not all iPhone apps and features will be available to users from September 12, when iPhone devices compatible with the new iOS 16 operating system will be updated. (Zacharie Scheurer/dpa) (Zacharie Scheurer/)

The official release of the new update of iOS 16 will be this Monday and, although many of the characteristics of the operating system were tested in beta versions, some of them may not be available at the time users download it to their iPhone.

Either because they are not yet fully ready to be shared by users or for some other unknown reason, these are some of the novelties of the operating system that will not be available as soon as it has been installed on public devices:

The lock screen redesign will not have all the expected features once compatible iPhones have been updated to iOS 16, and according to the 9to5mac website, ‘Live Activities’ and ‘Live Activities API’, which involve the operation popup notifications of apps that present live activities, will arrive on devices in the following months of 2022.

Another of the applications that may not be part of the initial launch of the new iOS 16 will be free forma blank canvas used for collaborative work or project layout using text or drawings.

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According to the 9to5mac website, not all the features of iOS 16 will reach the devices from the day of its launch. One of them is the redesign of your lock screen. (Manzana)

In addition, the ‘Game Center’ it will also not have some features when the updates are released to the public iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Venturaso they cannot be used at least until the end of October are: Share Play, which allows you to play games on the device during a video call with friends; and the Contacts Integrationwhich allows you to access your contacts’ Game Center profiles and find out what they play.

For people who have smart devices at home, the function ‘matter’ that provides connectivity to a ‘smart home’it will not be available until the last months of 2022, although an actual date for its availability has not been confirmed.

Another of the features that iOS 16 will have, but it will not be available to users from September 12, is that of the Shared photo gallery. According to the web, because the updates corresponding to devices iPad (iPadOS 16) and Mac (macOS 13 Ventura) were postponed until next month.

Compatible models with iOS 16

According to the technology company, the new iOS 16 operating system will reach the iPhone on September 12 and it can be downloaded and installed automatically. The phones compatible with iOS 16 are the following according to what is indicated on the Apple website:

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The iPhone 14 Pro line is priced at $999 for the iPhone 14 Pro, and $1,099 for the new iPhone Pro Max. (Manzana)

iPhone 14: regular model, Plus, Pro and Pro Max.

iPhone 13: regular model, mini, Pro and Pro Max.

iPhone 12: regular model, mini, Pro and Pro Max.

iPhone 11: regular model, Pro and Pro Max.

iPhoneX: regular model, XR, XS and XS Max.

iPhone 8: regular model, Plus.

iPhone SE: Second generation or later.

In the case of the iPhone 14 and its models, these will not need to be updated as they will arrive at the official Apple stores from September 16, four days after the launch of iOS 16

The regular iPhone 14 and its Plus model will be priced at $799 and $899 respectively, while the high-end line, made up of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, will be priced at $999 Y $1,099.


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