Finally, the wait is over!! iOS 16 beta 1 has been released today to ease all the Apple fans out there. However, keep in mind that it will be available to limited users only as the first beta is an unstable version, full of plenty of bugs. Only developers can install this beta version, check for the bugs, and report for further changes.
The release date for the iOS 16 developer beta
The iOS 16 developer beta is made available on June 6 (today) following Apple’s WWDC 2022 keynote, assuming the company doesn’t break its annual custom. This build isn’t meant to be used by just anyone, and it’s not recommended to install on a primary iPhone (especially early versions). A paid Developer account with Apple is required to access the iOS 16 developer beta.
Last year, the public beta of iOS 15 arrived just over three weeks after the developer beta. That gives the early bugs and difficulties time to be worked out before a larger group of users tries the new program.
With WWDC and the first iOS 16 release set for June 6, the first iOS 16 public betas could arrive in late June or early July if it’s pushed back further.
iOS 16 official release date
Apple has delivered a new iOS release approximately a week after its September event in recent years. However, this custom sparked controversy in 2020 by releasing iOS 14 just one day after its major event. But with iOS 15, Apple again reverted to their week later plan. Let’s see what Apple will bring this time. We can only wait till the company reveals the official launch date.
Will it support older devices?
Here’s a big question will iOS 16 support the older devices it needs to be answered before getting excited about the new operating system. It is one area in which Apple outperforms Android. The older iPhone 6s series, which debuted in 2015, is supported by iOS 15. It also works with the original iPhone SE (2016) and the 7th generation iPod Touch (2019).
However, Apple may just support the older iPhone 7 series this time. Since we have no official confirmation for any of these rumors, we can only wait to see which gadgets are left off this time’s list of compatible devices.
The 2022 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is held on Monday, June 6 (today) and the tech giant has announced the much-awaited iOS 16 beta 1, along with other macOS and watchOS. According to leaks, Apple’s iOS 16 includes a significant boost over prior versions in terms of functionality. You can download the same only if you have a paid developer account. Otherwise, you have to wait for a while to use it as a public user. For more Apple updates, stay in touch with us.