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Ditch the old lock screen and usher in a new era of phone personalization when iOS 16 arrives on Monday, September 12th. Apple revealed the iOS 16 release date on Wednesday as part of the fall.. This is an annual Apple tradition: Announce the next version of iOS in the spring Spend the summer testing the new OS with developers and other beta testers, then release the OS alongside the latest iPhone in the fall.
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The new operating system will be available on the iPhone 8, the second generation iPhone SE, and all newer models – X, 11, 12, 13 and 14, including Pro, Plus and Max models.
These annual iOS upgrades are important opportunities for Apple to make bigger overhauls to its operating system, which it has been doing since 2007. Users can still expect smaller updates throughout the year –It’s the latest version, and includes an important security patch – but the September updates that upgrade iOS with a full version usually include the biggest changes.
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