Earlier this week, Apple rolled out a minor iOS 16.3.1 update, and now it looks like the company is getting ready for its next major point release, with the first iOS 16.4 beta being seeded to registered developers.
While a public beta will likely follow in the next day or so, registered developers can get their hands on the new iOS 16.4 beta right now as a direct download from Apple’s Developer website or via the built-in software update mechanism if they already have the appropriate beta profile installed.
The beta weighs in at around 5.4GB and has a build number of 20E5212f. It’s not clear what’s new, but there are still a few things on Apple’s iOS 16 roadmap that haven’t made an appearance yet, so iOS 16.4 may be paving the way for those.
Note that not all of these features may be visible in the iOS 16.4 beta, as some are changes that need to be made under the hood for upcoming Apple services. Nevertheless, it’s likely that iOS 16.4 will be preparing the iPhone for at least some of these things. Read on for five new features that could arrive in iOS 16.4.