Following the release of iOS 16.2 in December 2022, Apple is expected to release the next iOS version soon. The company has confirmed that the upcoming software, iOS 16.3, will be released next week. The announcement was made today in a release, which revealed exclusive content and curated launches in honour of Black History Month.
To honour Black culture and community, Apple has released a new Unity mosaic sport loop, watch face, and iPhone wallpaper. The watch face and iPhone wallpaper feature geometric shapes in green, black, red, and yellow, with the yellow accent customizable.
The Black Unity Sport Loop, on the other hand, comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes and features the word “Unity” woven abstractly into the band using red, green, and black yarns that pay homage to the Pan-African flag, and the red and green yarns woven side by side create the illusion of the colour yellow.
The Black Unity Sport Loop is now available to order in the US at $49 (Rs. 3,985 approx.), the same as the Black Unity Sport Band, and will be available from January 24. It is also available to order in India for Rs. 4500.
New software updates
Apple has confirmed the arrival of upcoming new software updates for its watches and phones, while revealing the availability of this new watch face for the Apple Watch and wallpaper for the iPhone.
- The Unity 2023 watch face will be available next week, and requires Apple Watch Series 4 or later running watchOS 9.3, and iPhone 8 or later and iPhone SE (2nd generation) or later running iOS 16.3.
- The new Unity iPhone wallpaper for the Lock Screen will be also be available next week and requires iPhone 8 or later running iOS 16.3.
The upcoming iOS 16.3 is expected to bring redesigned HomePod Handoff prompt following the release of a new second-generation HomePod, support for security keys for Apple IDs and more. Apart from these software updates, the firm is also expected to release the tvOS 16.3 and macOS 13.2 alongside the new iOS version.