Apple has confirmed that the final versions of iOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 will be released to all users on September 12, Monday. The company had previously confirmed that iPadOS 16 has been delayed by a month, and is expected to release sometime in October to all users, alongside macOS Ventura.
When is Apple releasing iOS 16 and macOS Ventura final versions?
During Apple’s “Far Out” event, the company confirmed that the major software updates for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV will be released on September 12. This has also been mentioned in the footnotes of Apple’s newsroom updates for the new products that were launched yesterday. You can check our coverage of the new iPhone and Apple Watch models here:
- iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus announced with new camera, A15 chip, safety features and more
- iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max announced with Dynamic Island, always-on display, and 48MP camera
- New Apple Watch SE announced with S8 chip, Crash Detection, International Roaming and more
- Second-generation AirPods Pro announced with H2 chip, 2x improved noise cancellation, and more
- Apple Watch Ultra unveiled with new 49mm display, design, breakthrough capabilities and more
- Apple Watch Series 8 announced with new body temperature sensor, Crash Detection and more
After the event, Apple also seeded iOS 16 release candidate, tvOS 16 release candidate, and watchOS 9 release candidate to developers. This is usually the last build before the public version is released to all uses, however, in certain situations, Apple has been known to seed a second release candidate too.
It is important to note that Apple has yet to seed a release candidate for macOS Ventura. Apple has not released any update after macOS Ventura beta 6. macOS Ventura will also release something in October.
- macOS Ventura retires the “Network Locations” feature, after 21 years
- macOS Ventura might not offer ‘Hide My Email’ support for third-party apps
- Apple adds BIMI standard support in Mail app on iOS 16 and macOS Ventura to prevent mail spoofing
- Some macOS Ventura features will be coming to Apple Silicon Macs only
- macOS Ventura makes USB-C and Thunderbolt connectivity safer by requiring user permission for transmission of data
- Download iOS 16 and macOS Ventura wallpapers in full quality here
- New iCloud Shared Photo Library announced for iOS 16 as a part of Family Sharing
- Using TrueDepth camera on iPhone, iOS 16 allows users to create Personal Spatial Audio profiles
- iOS 16 brings smarter and more intuitive Siri, Dictation, and Live Text features
- iOS 16 updates Apple Maps with new Multistop routing, Pay for Transit and other features
- iOS 16 privacy features: Safety Check, lock hidden photo albums, and others
- iOS 16 updates CarPlay with multiple screens support within a vehicle
- Wallet in iOS 16: Share Keys, Ordering Tracking and Apple Pay Later
- Messages in iOS 16: edit and undo sending messages, SharePlay and more