The iPhone Lock Screen Is Poised for an Upgrade With iOS 16

Mark Gurman writing for Bloomberg

That’s probably going to change with iOS 16 and the iPhone 14. Apple is planning major enhancements for the lock screen, including wallpapers that have widget-like capabilities.

Further, I’m told iOS 16 builds in future support for an always-on lock screen, something Apple was originally planning for last year’s iPhone 13. This would allow the iPhone to turn down the frame rate significantly on the lock screen and display quickly glanceable information—similar to newer Apple Watches.

Sounds like WWDC is going to be pretty exciting next week. The changes to iPadOS described in the article sound promising also.

While I don’t expect an iOS 7-scale redesign in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, I’m expecting major changes to windowing and multitasking, particularly on the iPad. This was affirmed by a finding from Steve Troughton-Smith, which hints that Apple is building support into its web browsing framework for better windowing support.