iOS 16 Public Beta hands-on: Stunning image tricks, fresh lock screen and more

If I were Apple’s  iOS 16, I’d be a little annoyed at the iPhone. People obsess over the design and hold and caress the phones like a lover, but without the mobile platform, these handsets are just useless hunks of metal, glass, and silicon. Maybe iOS 16 will be the update that gives the platform its due and makes people realize that with just a handful of changes, you can completely alter the experience of using an iPhone.

That’s the story of iOS 16, really. The platform is not a full redesign, but it offers a handful of big changes (along with so many little ones) that fundamentally change how we interact with and think about the Apple iPhone and its mobile design philosophy.