Apple has just released its new definitive version of iOS 16.4 beta for developers and public beta testers. The preview version of iOS called Release Candidate is the last version before it is released to the public and it just arrived recently. Therefore, it is expected that the new stable version of the operating system will be available within a week or a little more.
With a few days to go before we can enjoy the update on brand devices, we already know what are the new features that will arrive soon when you decide to update your iPhone.
These features are coming to your iPhone very soon
There are many new features that will arrive with the new iOS 16.4 version, and we already know them all, or at least the most relevant ones. We are going to tell you what awaits you so that you can discover which are the most interesting for you.
With the update will come, of course, 21 new emojis of gestures with the hands, objects and animals from the emoji keyboard. The new emojis that are part of the Unicode 15.0 standard will bring new possibilities to communicate more adapted to everyone.
Among them, there are various colors of heart, pushing hands, shaking face like vibrating, geese, jellyfish, elk and much more.
Voice isolation on calls
One of the great novelties is the isolation of voice in calls. The new function reduces background noise to improve the quality of the microphone in calls. It prioritizes your voice and blocks out ambient noise around you for crisper, clearer calls where you can hear each other better. Although voice isolation was available until now in VoIP calls from certain apps since iOS 15, now this possibility comes to mobile calls.
These are likely to be activated just like in FaceTime. That is, activating the Control Center , giving the microphone and pressing the voice isolation option, although we do not know if this is how it will finally be done.
Detection of duplicate images in iCloud
The iCloud shared library is going to receive important news, since one of the functions of the update allows to detect duplicate images. In the Utilities section, you will find a Duplicates folder. With this information, you can merge the two duplicate images.
The new AirPods and AirPods Case on the way
Among the most curious information, we find that there are references to a new set of AirPods that could arrive at some point in the near future. A Twitter user claims that the RC code includes references to an AirPod A3048 model and an AirPods box model with code A2968.
Aaron@aaronp613Exclusive: iOS 16.4 references new AirPods with the model number A3048 and a new AirPods case with the model number A2968March 21, 2023 • 19:37
We do not have data for now on these devices, so we will have to wait and see if the company announces them at some point, although it could also be an update to existing devices with the required USB-C.
web push notifications
New features include notifications for web apps added to the home screen. These apps can send system notifications via the Embed API, the Notifications API, and the standard HTML5 Web Embed API. Websites must request permission just like apps, and it must be in response to a user action, such as touching a button.
And many more news
Other novelties that we will find in the new version of Apple’s operating system are:
- Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, which has so far had several false positives in crash detection
- VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app
- Accessibility settings to automatically dim video when detecting flashes of light or strobe effects
- Fixed an issue where children’s purchase request requests would not appear on their parents’ mobile
- Fixes issues where some Matter-compatible thermostats don’t respond when paired with Apple Home
- Mastadon support, with automatic previews for links in Messages as with Twitter