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Apple is set to release the latest update to its operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 16.5, as early as next week, according to a protected Twitter account that has correctly shared build numbers for several iOS updates before they were released. The account announced that the upcoming iOS 16.5 Release Candidate for developers will have a build number of 20F65.
The update has been in beta testing since late March and is expected to be a minor software update ahead of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, where the company is expected to announce iOS 17. So far, only two notable features and changes have been discovered for the iPhone.
One of these changes is a Sports tab in the Apple News app, which will give users easy access to news, scores, and schedules for their favorite teams and leagues. This information was previously available in the Today tab, but it is now featured more prominently as Apple continues to push deeper into sports content across its services.
Another convenient feature added with iOS 16.5 is the ability to start a screen recording with Siri. Users can now say “Hey Siri, start a screen recording” to record a video of their iPhone’s screen and ask Siri to stop the recording when desired. This feature can still be accessed via Control Center after enabling it in Settings.
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While iOS 16.5 may not include any major updates or new features, it shows Apple’s continued commitment to improving its operating system and providing users with convenient new features. With WWDC just around the corner, many are eagerly anticipating what iOS 17 will bring to the table.