Apple released updates for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9 developer betas this week (June 22), where there were some bug fixes and refinements to the new features announced at WWDC.
While the Stage Manager in iPadOS 16 has seen some improvements, making it easier to resize windows and hide the dock, the Messages app is taking older versions of the software into account when editing messages.
There will be two messages sent – one being the original and the other being the newly edited message.
There’s also the ability to create iCloud backups using your cellular data plan, but as other users are waiting for the public beta of iOS 16 (along with other versions of the platform), we suspect the wait won’t be much longer.
Analysis: When can iOS 16 public beta arrive?
Apple beta releases usually arrive two to three weeks after a previous release, whether it’s a minor release like iOS 15.6 (opens in new tab)or iOS 16 support versions.
At the time of writing, it has been two weeks since WWDC and when the first developer betas arrived. We usually see public betas pop up when beta 3 comes out. Until then, there will be a lot of feedback given by developers who have used the previous versions and whatever has been applied to the features of the new software.
For example, WWDC 2021 was on June 7th, with the public beta arriving three weeks later, ahead of Apple’s July date. Although the public beta of iOS 14 arrived on July 8, just under three weeks after WWDC 2020 was hosted remotely.
That’s why we suspect the iOS 16 public beta and other updates will arrive around the week starting July 4th. That way they are released after the federal holiday and users can know how the new updates will benefit them, albeit carefully.
Regardless, these are still early versions in development of what will be on most iPhones by the end of 2022. So be aware that you may run into bugs and other issues if you decide to install the public betas… when they arrive.