This week we received the second developer betas of Apple’s development versions, including iOS 16.5 and watchOS 9.5. The whirlwind of betas, versions and updates are the order of the day and it seems that it will continue to be so until well into the summer. They seem to have been detected. browsing data from devices running iOS 16.6. That means it’s very likely that we’ll see a new version of iOS 16 post-iOS 16.5 and pre-iOS 17 before WWDC. When will Apple release this beta? Everything is unknown around the premise of the arrival of iOS 17 at WWDC 2023.

Will we see the first betas of iOS 16.6 before WWDC?

The news has come from the hands of the editors of MacRumors who have shown browsing data from devices with the iOS 16.6 version. This version It is not yet available to developers even in beta format. This is because at the moment, the developers are only testing and testing iOS 16.5. What we assumed is that this version would be the last before the release of iOS 17, but everything seems to point that we will have a previous version: iOS 16.6.

The previous years we could also experience something similar with iOS 13.6, iOS 14.6 and iOS 15.6 since their betas were available before WWDC. This is because Apple wants developers to pay full attention to new operating systems and not to minor updates such as iOS 16.6, which is nothing more than the resolution of a cycle, thus being the prelude to iOS 17.

iOS 16.5 Beta

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Apple launches the second developer beta of iOS 16.5 and watchOS 9.5

WWDC 2023 begins on June 5, the day on which the first betas for developers of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, among others, will be available, so beta versions of iOS 16.6 have to be tested before this date, so it is likely that at the beginning of May we will see the first beta of this version that is already being tested by Apple.