With Apple’s WWDC developer conference kicking off Monday, June 6 (through Friday, June 10), Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman made some comments about iOS 16 in his weekly “Power On” newsletter today. The Bloomberg writer was asked which Apple operating system he thinks would get the most attention at WWDC, and he replied by writing, “As usual, it will probably be iOS, especially iOS 16.”
Leaked photo shows rumored customizable widgets for iOS 16
Last month, Gurman said there won’t be a major interface redesign for iOS 16, a point he reiterated in the current edition of “Power On.” Previous leaks have revealed a new “mega widget” reportedly known internally as “InfoShack”. It allows iOS users to create customizable widgets. As for watchOS 9, the Bloomberg writer had previously mentioned that a blood pressure monitor won’t be seen on the Apple Watch until 2024 at the earliest, though we could see a power-saving mode and improved scanning for atrial fibrillation (AFib).
The Holy Grail, a non-invasive blood glucose sensor. Last month there were rumors about the upcoming Series 8 Apple Watch. This would save the millions of insulin-dependent Americans the pain and expense of having to draw blood before every meal. Currently, this is done by applying a drop of blood to an expensive non-reusable test strip to get a diabetic’s blood glucose reading. These measurements are used to determine the dose of insulin a diabetic should inject before eating.
Still, there are plenty of challenges in making such a sensor, and Mark Gurman has said he doesn’t expect Apple to be able to offer such a feature on its timepiece for a few years.