On June seventh, Apple launched the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 programs at the moment, and has launched the primary developer preview Beta.
iOS 16 has a number of new options, together with a totally redesigned lock display with widgets and enhancements to a number of system apps.With regard to Safari specifically, Apple’s internet browser will now help internet push notifications, extension sync, and extra by means of updates.
One of many greatest complaints about Safari for iOS is that it lacks push notifications for internet apps, so web sites cannot notify customers when Safari is working within the background — though that is already attainable on the Mac.
Now with iOS 16, this will likely be a actuality. The primary indicators of push notifications for internet apps got here in iOS 15.4, however the function by no means labored as a result of it was marked as “experimental”. Now, in accordance with Apple’s web site, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will lastly allow internet push notifications — however there is a catch.
Apple says the function will likely be out there in 2023 with a future replace to iOS 16, so it will not be out there when it formally launches this fall. No less than the corporate has now lastly confirmed that it’s engaged on internet push notifications.
Apple’s Safari browser can also be getting extension sync help, so you’ll be able to allow the identical extension on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It additionally helps picture translation utilizing reside textual content, new password settings for web sites, and sharing tab teams. iOS 16 additionally provides FIDO help to Safari, so customers can log in with Contact ID or Face ID as an alternative of alphanumeric passwords.
iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 are scheduled to launch public betas in July, and developer preview betas are at the moment out there. iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9 will all be publicly launched this fall.