Apple has released this week the first Beta of iOS and iPadOS 16.2, a new update whose release date to the general public, according to Bloomberg, will be in mid-December.

Mark Gurman has poured a bucket of cold water on those who were expecting new hardware releases for this end of the year. It looks like there won’t be any new devices or updates to existing ones, and therefore There will be no event for the remainder of 2022. But there will be new software updates for our devices, and the first will be iOs 16.2 (along with iPadOS 16.2) of which we already have a first Beta. We also have macOS Ventura 13.2 Beta, which will be released alongside the previous ones in mid-December.

In addition to anticipating the release date of these updates, Gurman dares to announce another new update to iOS and iPadOS 16.3, as well as macOS Ventura 13.3, which they will arrive in the months of February or March 2023. These software updates will come hand in hand with the new laptops that Apple will announce at the beginning of the year, the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 processors.

From updates to iOS 16.2 we know the most important news thanks to the first Beta already available:

  • New Freeform collaborative application, compatible with the App ePencil in its version for iPad
  • Stage Manager support on external displays (iPad only)
  • More frequent updates in Live Activities
  • New architecture of the Casa app for better performance
  • New Dream app widget
  • New function that allows you to indicate when the emergency call has been activated in the wrong way on the Apple Watch
  • New multi-user voice recognition in Siri for Apple TV

This is a first Beta, so it may be that as its development continues, new features will likely appear and we will have to update this list.