The release date of iOS 16 has been set for September 12 this year and is coming to all iPhone 8 and newer models.
In the midst of the iPhone 14 announcement, Apple just released the date for the iOS 16 launch. Dubbed as the next big announcement for the iPhone, the iOS 16 update is coming to all supported iPhones on September 12. Note that this is the stable version of iOS 16 and you don’t need to enroll in the beta program for the same. The iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max get iOS 16 preinstalled, while the iPhone 13 and older models get it as an update.
Of course you have some questions about the iOS 16 update and we quickly answer the basics.
iOS 16 Update: When Can I Download It?
The iOS 16 update will be available to download from September 12, which means India will see it from September 13. This comes as an OTA update for iPhone 13 and older models. If you buy iPhone 14 series devices, you get it pre-installed out of the box.
iOS 16: Which iPhones Support It?
You can try iOS 16 if you have an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2nd generation and iPhone SE 3rd generation.
iOS 16: Which iPhones Don’t Get It?
The iOS 16 update is not coming to iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE 1st Gen.
iOS 16: Should You Download It?
Based on our experience with the iOS 16 beta on the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Mini so far, the answer is a big yes. iOS 16 has been stable for the most part and isn’t a battery hog like iOS 15. The new lock screen customization and keyboard haptic feedback are two main reasons to consider this iOS update without a doubt.