iOS is the most sophisticated mobile operating system in the world. iOS 16 introduces a slew of intriguing new APIs and features that enable you to empower users to achieve more with less effort. Bring widgets to the Lock Screen, take advantage of Maps improvements, use new App Shortcuts to make it easier for customers to accomplish chores with Siri, make it easier to share your content, and much much more. Discover the most up-to-date important technology.
WidgetKit can now be used to create complications for Apple Watch and widgets for the iPhone Lock Screen, enhancing the glanceable experience and embracing SwiftUI. Write your code once and share infrastructure with your current Home Screen widgets for iOS 16 and watchOS 9.
Intentions of the App
By using speech or tapping, assist users in completing activities linked to your programme fast. iOS 16 App Intents is a new Swift-only framework that makes creating excellent actions faster and easier, and you can use it to create new App Shortcuts. App Shortcuts are available as soon as your app is installed on iOS, iPadOS, or watchOS, and can be launched from the Shortcuts app, Spotlight, or Siri, with no user configuration necessary. App Shortcuts, which enable parameters and synonyms, make it easier for consumers to engage with your app using Siri.
Use the iOS 16 All-New Map to its full potential, including the highly realistic 3D City Experience. Overlays that smoothly interact with the 3D map can be used to visualise data. With the new Selectable Map Features and Look Around APIs, you can create dynamic, immersive experiences. Increase speed, reduce data use, and extend battery life with the new Maps Server API.
iOS 16 To design even better in-app purchase experiences, use new APIs and the most recent upgrades. You can now use App Store Connect to sync in-app purchase goods into Xcode, manage when StoreKit message sheets show in your app, provide offer code redemption sheets within your app, and much more. Utilize new testing tools like the ability to request test alerts and test extra in-app purchase scenarios in the sandbox environment and Xcode to ensure that your users have a positive experience.
Metal provides a low-overhead API, a rich shading language, tight integration between graphics and computation, and an unrivalled set of GPU profiling and debugging tools for Apple systems, enabling hardware-accelerated graphics on Apple platforms. Metal 3 adds a slew of new capabilities to help your games and professional apps make the most of Apple’s hardware. You may now display high-resolution graphics in less time, load resources quicker, and use the GPU to train machine learning networks, among other things.
Bring useful weather data to your applications and services via a variety of data sources that may help users stay informed, safe, and prepared. With a platform-specific Swift API and a REST API, it’s simple to integrate WeatherKit into your projects.
RoomPlan is a new Swift API powered by ARKit that uses the camera and LiDAR Scanner on iPhones and iPad to produce a 3D floor plan of a room, complete with measurements and furniture kinds.
ARKit 6 adds 4K video support, allowing you to record spectacular, high-resolution films of AR experiences – ideal for professional video editing, filmmaking, social media apps, and more. Support for HDR video and high-resolution background picture capture has been added to the video and capture capabilities. Location Anchors are now available in more places, including Montreal, Sydney, Singapore, and Tokyo, and Motion Capture has been improved.
Core ML extends Xcode with additional instruments and performance reports for analysing your ML-powered features. New Float16 data types, efficient output backings, sparse weight compression, in-memory model support, and new choices to confine computing to the CPU and Neural Engine will help you get the most out of your Core ML integration.
iOS 16 Create dynamic app features that employ Create ML APIs to train models directly from user input or on-device activity, giving users unique and adaptable experiences while maintaining their privacy. By integrating a broad collection of ML building pieces, the new Create ML Components framework allows you to construct your own bespoke model and training pipelines.
People can share their experiences immediately inside FaceTime — and now via Messages — with SharePlay. Apps that enable SharePlay will display in FaceTime controls on iOS and iPadOS, making it easier for others to explore the shared experiences your app has to offer.
Shared with You
Use the new Shared with You framework and Collaborative API to extend your app’s collaboration experiences into Messages and FaceTime, and highlight material from your app that people shared in Messages in your app’s new Shared with You area.
API for a focus filter
Focus filters, which display users only what’s relevant to them within your app depending on the Focus they’ve chosen, allow you to go even farther in honouring Focus choices. Apps aren’t given access to particular Focus settings, which protects privacy.
Apple Pay and Wallet
Integrate with Apple Wallet’s new functionality supporting driver’s licences and state IDs to securely verify a user’s age or identity in your apps. For Apple Pay transactions, detailed receipt and order tracking information now appears in Wallet, allowing you to tell consumers about purchase changes and offer quick access to customer support and order management options.
Payment applications may now take contactless payments from contactless credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, and devices with other digital wallets – all without the need for additional terminals or hardware — directly on the iPhone. The Payment Request API now includes new Apple Pay merchant tokens and transaction kinds, allowing you to fine-tune your automated and recurring payment experiences. You can also provide the option to specify.
CarPlay is a better, safer way to use iPhone in the vehicle, allowing users to access directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music from their car’s built-in display while keeping their eyes on the road. Driving task applications can now assist individuals in taking care of basics while driving. Fueling applications join EV charging apps as a comprehensive solution for managing fill-ups and staying on the road.
Maps and turn-by-turn directions can now be shown in a secondary place, such as the instrument cluster right in front of the driver. Additionally, the new CarPlay Simulator allows you to simulate a complete CarPlay experience on your Mac, allowing you to create your CarPlay app without ever leaving your workstation.
Passkeys replace passwords with cryptographic key pairs, making them easier to use and significantly more secure. They are based on industry standards for account authentication. Passkeys are an easy, safe method for consumers to sign in to your applications and websites across platforms without having to remember passwords.