‘Apple’s triumphant return to user personalization’
Apple’s iOS 16 offers the biggest ever update to the iPhone lock screen, the ability to edit and collaborate in Messages, new tools in Mail, and other ways to interact with photos and videos with real-time text and visual search.
Federico Viticci for MacStories:
iOS 16 … marks Apple’s triumphant return to user personalization, with a turning point: while in 2020 personalization might have seemed a happy consequence of Apple’s engineering, this time the company has intentionally marketed iOS 16 as an update that will make an iPhone feel truly yours …
[T]The first thing you see on your iPhone, the lock screen, is changing dramatically in iOS 16. With the ability to create multiple lock screens, choose from a huge collection of wallpaper sets and customize them with widgets, you now have endless possibilities. for the screen you always see when you pick up your iPhone …
In keeping with my theory that modern iOS updates must always have something for everyone, there are tons of other features (some bigger, some smaller) that I’ll cover in this review. Messages, one of my most used apps on the iPhone, has received a substantial update with the ability to edit and cancel sending messages, making it, in some ways, even superior to WhatsApp for me now. Mail, of all apps, has gotten a major update with modern features like scheduled sending and, almost incredibly, revamped search that actually works. Promemoria has officially transformed into a serious task manager with even more smart list filters and the ability to create and share templates with others.
The new lock screen takes center stage this year and everything else pales in comparison to the massive update received, but overall, I find iOS 16 to be a more fun and useful update than iOS 15.
MacDailyNews takes: This is a huge 16 page review with tons of useful information and screenshots about iOS 16 that we I highly recommend it. Set aside some time and then dive in here.
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