There are usually more features that Apple is unable to complete before the first official release of a major new version of iOS, and this year appears to be no different, with a total of nine now confirmed iOS 16 features not present in the first public version of the new operating system.

Last year, SharePlay, Digital IDs in the Wallet app, and Universal Control were among a large number of features in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 that weren’t available in their initial release, taking several months to reach users.

Apple previewed each of the following features after announcing ‌iOS 16‌ at WWDC earlier this year, but they won’t be present in iOS 16.0 when it releases to the public tomorrow:

  • Live activity– Follow real-time activities like a sports match or a shared run with a simple glance at the lock screen. Third-party apps and app clips can implement support thanks to the Live Activity API.
  • Game Center SharePlay supportGames that use Game Center’s multiplayer support have SharePlay integration. You can automatically start playing with friends during a FaceTime call.
  • Game Center Contact Integration: Contacts shows your friends’ Game Center profiles. Tap to see what they are playing and achieving in the games.
  • Support for matter: the new connectivity standard for the smart home that allows compatible accessories to work together seamlessly and across multiple platforms. Matter allows users to choose from even more compatible smart home accessories and control them with the Home app and Siri on Apple devices.
  • Updated architecture for the Home app: Improvements to the underlying architecture of the Home app to enable faster, more reliable performance and greater efficiency, especially for homes with many accessories and multiple controller devices.
  • Free form app– A new digital whiteboard app with a flexible canvas for diagramming projects, aggregating important assets and brainstorming, with real-time collaboration capabilities and rich multimedia support.
  • ICloud shared photo library– A new option in the Photos app to allow users to create a shared photo library and invite anyone with an Apple ID to view, contribute and edit it, including favorite images and adding captions. There are no restrictions and all participants have the same permissions, making it ideal for families.
  • Sharing of keys: the ability to securely share keys in Apple Wallet via messaging app and Mail.
  • Easy configuration of shortcuts for iPhone 8, ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus and ‌iPhone‌ X: ‌Siri‌ can make shortcuts from installed apps without any setup process (to be instantly available for newer devices without delay).

iCloud Shared Photo Library became the last delayed feature after Apple’s “Far out” event earlier this week, but all other delays were known at the initial ‌iOS 16‌ preview at WWDC.

Apple says all of these features will come in an update of ‌iOS 16‌ later this year, but hasn’t yet offered a more specific time frame for any of them. After months of beta testing, iOS 16.0 will be officially available for download tomorrow on all compatible ‌iPhone‌. For a detailed breakdown of all the new features in ‌iOS 16‌, check out our full rundown.

Popular stories

Garmin reacts to Apple Watch Ultra: ‘We measure battery life in months. Not hours.’

Friday September 9, 2022 9:20 am PDT by Sami Fathi

Garmin reacted to Apple’s new rugged Apple Watch Ultra, saying in a tweet following the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch event that it measures battery life in “months” and “not hours”, promoting its latest Enduro 2 watch for the athletes. While the Apple Watch Ultra has the longest battery life of any Apple Watch to date, with Apple promising up to 36 hours of normal use and up to 60 hours with …

Apple introduces iPhone 14 Pro with Dynamic Island, always-on display, 48MP camera and more

Apple today announced iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, featuring “Dynamic Island” to bring out alerts and activity in a new way, a brighter display with always-on functionality, the A16 Bionic chip, a more advanced camera system , new color options and more. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max offer “Dynamic Island” thanks to a redesigned TrueDepth camera array that takes …

Should you skip iPhone 14? Five important iPhone 15 rumors to be aware of

With pre-orders for the iPhone 14 line now open, many iPhone customers will consider whether or not it’s time to upgrade their device. The iPhone 14 models offer some substantial updates with satellite emergency SOS, crash detection, camera enhancements, and more, but some customers will now turn their minds to next year when it might be a more appropriate time …

How the new “dynamic island” of the iPhone 14 Pro works

With the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple introduced an updated design that eliminates the notch in the front for the TrueDepth camera. Instead, Apple streamlined the hardware and placed the proximity sensor under the display, allowing for a smaller pill-shaped cutout. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. As we learned during the rumor …

Exchanging your iPhone for a new iPhone 14? Here’s what it’s worth

Thursday, September 8, 2022 9:43 am PDT by Sami Fathi

Pre-orders for the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max open tomorrow, and if you’re one of the many customers upgrading from an older iPhone, you might want to consider your trade-in options. Apple has a popular trade-in program that offers customers a certain amount of credit on the purchase of a new iPhone based on the model they deliver and on its terms ….

Dynamic Island: First look at the new pill-shaped cutout of the iPhone 14 Pro

Apple today unveiled the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with a new pill-shaped cutout called “Dynamic Island,” which Apple says provides “a rich and delicious new way to interact with activities, alerts and notifications” on devices. With a combination of hardware and software, the dynamic island can transform into different shapes and sizes for things like the upcoming phone …

Internet reacts to the dynamic island of iPhone 14 Pro: “One of Apple’s best designs”

Thursday September 8, 2022 7:33 am PDT by Sami Fathi

After the introduction of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with the all-new Dynamic Island feature, which intelligently integrates the new pill-shaped notch replacement in iOS for system alerts and features, internet users have reacted in extremely positive way to Apple’s new UX design. In the US, “iPhone 14 Pro‌” and “Dynamic Island” were trending on Twitter …

That’s when you can pre-order iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and AirPods Pro 2 in each time zone

Pre-orders for the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will begin Friday, September 9 at 5:00 am Pacific time, with the new devices available in multiple countries around the world at the same time. For this reason, we have created a list of when pre-orders will be available in various countries around the world so that MacRumors readers can understand when …