Apple's next major release of iOS is set to include “big improvements,” according to Bloomberg's Mark Gorman. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gorman said he expects iOS 16 to include a notification update and a variety of new health tracking features.
However, for those hoping to see a redesign of iOS, this is clearly not off the table. “I don't expect a massive redesign of the iOS interface, although it hasn't changed much since iOS 7 nearly a decade ago,” Gorman said.
Looking at the company's other operating systems, Gorman notes that watchOS 9 may include upgrades to its activity and health tracking features, but he has stopped sharing details. Less obvious is what Apple has planned for the next version of macOS. With Big Sur, the company has redesigned the desktop operating system to make it look more like iOS. Meanwhile, with the latest version of Monterey, Apple introduced features like Universal Control and SharePlay.
Apple will preview the new macOS, along with iOS 16 and watchOS 9, at WWDC 2022. The company's annual developer conference kicks off on June 6 this year. It's also possible we'll see Apple introduce new hardware at the event as well, as Gurman confirmed that Apple is working on the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.