Apple has recently released the third mini update for their iOS 16 series with iOS 16.3 for iPhones. While the users are getting used to this new update, it looks like the brand has something even more in store.
According to rumors, Apple is all set to release the upcoming iOS 16.4 update with new features and upgrades to further enhance the overall user experience. With the release of iOS 16.3 in January 2023, users are now excited to watch what’s in store for them in the future.
This article will explore everything you need to know about iOS 16.4, its features, and its release date.
When is iOS 16.4 Releasing?
Although there is no official news or confirmation yet, it is believed that iOS 16.4 is going to be released by the end of March 2023.
Even multiple tech enthusiasts have tweeted confirming that iOS 16.3.1 and iOS 16.4 is currently in the works but Apple hasn’t released any official news regarding the availability of these new updates yet.
If we follow Apple’s release timeline, the brand has been releasing the beta version of iOS 16.x either on Tuesdays or Thursdays. If we calculate based on that, the first beta version of iOS 16.4 should be here on February 14, 2023.
Following the release of the first beta, the subsequent beta launches should follow and finally, the stable version of the software update should be made available to the public.
Ideally, we’d suggest waiting for another month or so for the official release of the stable version of iOS 16.4 with all the new updates and features. Rumors suggest that the first beta of iOS 16.4 for developers will be released by the second week of February. And, that will soon be followed by the release of iOS 16.4 in late March or early April.
What are the Expected Features of iOS 16.4?
Now that you have a better idea about the release date or timeline of iOS 16.4, let us walk you through the list of all the expected features that will be available with iOS 16.4.
1. New emojis
If you have been awaiting the release of certain new emojis to share your mood while texting, iOS 16.4 is going to bring access to a lot more than you anticipate. Unicode Emoji 15 confirmed a list of new emojis that might be made available, including grey heart, blue heart, jellyfish, moose, donkey, maracas, peapod, folding hand fan, goose wing, etc.
2. Apple music classical
Apple is currently working on revamping the music classical that is expected to be controlled by a new application. Although this particular feature was rumored to be released in 2022, things have been delayed a lot and we can hope that this will be added with the new iOS 16.4 update.
3. Apple pay later
The Apple Pay Later feature is likely going to make an entrance with the release of iOS 16.4. It is reportedly going to be integrated with the Apple Wallet app, making things a lot more accessible for users. With Apple Pay Later, users in the U.S will be able to break down their payments into four equal installments and pay them without worrying about any interest.
4. Apple Card savings discount
Users who avail of Apple Card will now be able to avail lucrative discounts in the form of Daily Cash rewards without needing to worry about disrupting their savings. With this new savings discount, the Daily Cash will be transferred into a high-yield savings account from Goldman Sachs for better savings and investment.
5. Web-based Push Notifications
Similar to Macbooks, this particular feature will enable the websites to send push notifications via Safari. The feature has been in the works for quite some time now and reports suggest that it will be released with iOS 16.4.
If you have been awaiting the release of iOS 16.4 because of its amazing features and specifications, we hope this article gives you all the initial insights you need to know. The update’s beta version is going to be released sometime soon, so it won’t be surprising if the stable version follows suit. What we’d recommend you do is save this page for future reference.