10 new iOS 16 features coming later this year

Seven iOS features launching or expanding in 2023

2023 is upon us and it will be another busy year for iPhone software. While details on iOS 17 remain slim, Apple previously announced several features that will be available this year as part of upcoming updates like iOS 16.3 and iOS 16.4.

Below, we’ve rounded up seven iOS features that are set to launch or expand to other countries in 2023, such as an Apple Pay Later financing option and an Apple Card savings account that will earn interest on Daily Cash.

Web Push Notifications

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Apple said iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will add opt-in support for web-based push notifications in 2023. This feature will allow iPhone and iPad users to receive website notifications through Safari , as well as notifications sent from apps.

Apple pay later

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Announced at WWDC 2022 last June, Apple Pay Later is a financing feature that will allow eligible customers in the US to split a purchase into four equal payments over six weeks, with no interest or fees to pay. The feature will be integrated into the Wallet app and will be available for purchases online and in apps on iPhone and iPad.

Apple says the feature will be available in a future software update for eligible applicants in the United States and may not be available in all states. Apple Pay Later is not available with iOS 16.2 and is not present in the first iOS 16.3 beta. BloombergMark Gurman from suggested that the feature could launch with iOS 16.4 this year.

Apple ID Security Keys

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The first beta of iOS 16.3 enables a new Security Keys feature for Apple ID which Apple says will be available worldwide in early 2023. The feature gives users the ability to use security keys hardware to further protect their account. For users who enable this feature, Security Keys strengthens Apple’s two-factor authentication by requiring a hardware security key as one of the two factors instead of a verification code from another Apple device .

Apple does not plan to release its own hardware security keys. The functionality will rely on third-party security keys available from brands such as Yubico.

Apple Card Savings Account

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In October, Apple announced that Apple Card users would “soon” be able to open a new high-yield savings account with Goldman Sachs and have their Daily Cash rewards automatically deposited into it, free of charge. , no minimum deposit and no minimum. balance requirements. The account would be managed through the Wallet app on the iPhone.

Once an account is created, all Daily Cash received from that point would be automatically deposited into it and begin earning interest, unless a user chooses to continue adding Daily Cash to their Apple Cash balance. Apple Card offers 2-3% daily cash on purchases made with Apple Pay and 1% on purchases made with the physical card.

The savings account was listed in the iOS 16.1 release candidate release notes, and Goldman Sachs has updated its Apple Card customer agreement for the feature, but it still hasn’t launched. The savings account is still not available in the first iOS 16.3 beta released last month, and it’s unclear when it will launch.

Next Generation CarPlay

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At WWDC 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of its iPhone CarPlay-based software platform, which will support multiple screens, widgets and integration with vehicle functions such as the dashboard, climate controls and FM radio.

Apple says the first vehicles supporting the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, with automakers committed including Acura, Audi, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Volvo and others. . Apple plans to share additional details about the next generation of CarPlay later this year.

Advanced data protection in more countries

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Apple recently introduced an optional Advanced Data Protection feature that extends end-to-end encryption to many additional areas of iCloud when enabled, including iCloud Backups, Photos, Notes, Reminders, Memos vocals, etc. The feature was added in iOS 16.2, macOS 13.1 and other recent software updates for US users only and will start rolling out to the rest of the world in early 2023, according to Apple.

It’s unclear when Advanced Data Protection will be available in other countries, but given Apple’s timeline for early 2023, it’s possible the feature will roll out to more iPhone users with iOS 16.3 or later. iOS 16.4.

Satellite emergency SOS in more countries

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Apple announced last month that the iPhone 14’s Emergency SOS via Satellite feature will be supported in more countries next year. However, Apple has not provided a list of countries where the feature will be expanded to next.

Satellite Emergency SOS first launched in November in the US and Canada and requires an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max running iOS 16.1 or later. The service became available in France, Germany, Ireland and the UK last month, with iOS 16.2 or later required for some local emergency service numbers.

This feature allows iPhone 14 users to send text messages to emergency services via satellite when outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. The service is free for two years from activation of an iPhone 14 model.

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