Apple iOS 16.5 Released
A Comprehensive List of Exciting Changes & Features
Written by Sanjay Kumar
- Founders: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne, Mike Markkula
- Products: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, iOS, macOS, AirTag, MORE
- CEO: Tim Cook (24 Aug 2011)
- Headquarters: Cupertino, California, United States
- Founded: 1 April 1976, Los Altos, California, United States
After undergoing months of beta testing, Apple has finally made iOS 16.5 and iPad 16.5 available to all users. As WWDC 2023 and the impending launch of iOS 17 approach, Apple has opted for minimal changes in iOS 16. This update, iOS 16.5, may potentially be the final one before the much-anticipated release of iOS 17.
Apple iOS 16.5: New Features Announced by Apple
Sports Tab in Apple News
One of the new additions in iOS 16.5 is the introduction of a sports tab within the Apple News app. This feature enables users to keep track of their favorite sports teams, players, and leagues. Moreover, the inclusion of My Sports score and schedule cards in Apple News allows users to access detailed information about specific games by redirecting them to the respective game pages.
According to Apple’s release note regarding this new feature, the Sports tab in Apple News provides easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more for the teams and leagues users follow.
Pride Celebration Wallpaper
Apple has also launched a Pride Celebration wallpaper as a tribute to the LGBTQ+ community and their vibrant culture. This wallpaper can be utilized on both the lock and home screens and includes captivating animations.
iOS 16.5 addresses several issues that were present in previous versions. These bug fixes resolve problems such as unresponsive Spotlight, Podcasts in CarPlay failing to load content, and Screen Time settings resetting or not syncing across devices.
Notably, an earlier beta version of iOS 16.5 introduced a new Siri command to initiate and terminate screen recording. However, this feature was subsequently removed from later beta versions and did not make it into the final release of iOS 16.5.
Apple’s Future Plans and Speculations
Apple also recently unveiled upcoming Assistant features that are expected to be part of iOS 17, which is set to release later this year.Among these features, the Personal Voice feature has garnered considerable attention from Apple enthusiasts. This innovative capability enables users to clone their own voices in a mere 15 minutes.
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