What’s new and compatible devices
iOS 16.6 is compatible with all later devices to the iPhone X and iPhone 8 onwards, including the second generation iPhone SE. In terms of compatibility, it has not undergone any type of change.
This update brings some little changes, but the most striking of all is that this update has had some changes between the beta version and the final version. For example, some security features, as the verification of accounts appeared in the Beta version in the official version of iOS 16.6, it does not appear. We assume that Apple will leave this functionality for iOS 17.
Now, this update, even if it is the last one, does include some interesting news. Specifically, if we are not going to Settings and click on Coverage, we can see some changes. Specifically, the described text that we have at the bottom. Apple has reshaped the text to improve compression in the fewest words possible.
A very interesting novelty has to do with iCloud, which includes a new security warning when you sign in from a Windows device. When you sign in on a Windows device and you have to use the verification code that appears on your iPhone or iPad and they are not on the same network, a new one will appear warning that, they must be in the same network to configure.
We also have new animations for Beats headphones, adding the colors. Specifically, now the ivory, black and transparent colors that Apple has come recently appear. Another of its innovations has to do with when sign in with your Apple ID, on the official Apple page we can now log in from your iPhone and not have to add the password. Of course, it is only available with iOS 17, but this beta confirms its arrival.
This update has also improved the performance and battery Not in a substantial way, but it has followed the same line of improvement that Apple has been experimenting with since the launch of iOS 16 in September 2022.
Other minor news
This sixth version of iOS 16 also includes some minor news and one of them focuses exclusively on the United States and that is always good to know. Specifically, we mean Apple Pay Later. This option will allow us to divide the purchases, purchases between 50 and 1,000 dollars for a maximum of 6 months. Of course, this update is not known when it will arrive in Europe.
Lastly, iOS 16.6 is likely to be the last software version for iOS 16 compatible devices, although Apple will most likely continue to release it next year. updates focused on device security.
From the writing team of La Manzana Mordida, regardless of whether it is an update with more or less weight, it is always It is recommended to update your device to the latest generation. On the one hand, because the update jump will be less when iOS 17 comes out and if your device is not compatible with the latest Apple operating system, having the latest version updated will give your iPhone extra stability and fluidity.