iOS 16 Concept Envisions Interactive Widgets, Crypto Wallet in Apple Pay, and More

In June this year, Apple announced iOS 15 at WWDC 2021. It offered features such as FaceTime enhancements, Live Text, Focus, redesigned notification and more. With iOS 15 off the record, Apple is now working hard on iOS 16. Artists seem to be working even harder, with new iOS 16 concepts popping up months before the official iOS 16 announcement next year. Last week saw such an interesting iOS 16 concept.

Kevin Kal, known as Hacker 34, has been designing concepts for many years. He previously shared his concept designs of Windows 11, AirPods 3 and even Google Pixel Watch. His latest offering is the new iOS 16 concept video:

One of the exciting features that Kal has conjured up is the concept of interactive widgets. Widgets made its debut on the iPhone home screen with iOS 14 last year. However, they were dull compared to Android’s offerings. At the moment, Apple widgets are just shortcuts to certain parts of apps. The new concept design hopes for more functionality from widgets. In addition, his design suggests that widgets and app icons can be placed anywhere on the home screen.

The designer also envisions better multitasking with the option to open one app on top of another. He has designed a new app docking station that lets you split the screen effortlessly and drag apps from the screen to wherever you want to place it.

Kal imagines that the new iOS 16 will bring an Always-on Display. This feature allows you to view notifications even when your phone is in sleep mode. Although widely available on Android handsets, this feature has been absent on iPhones.

In addition, the design concept demonstrates the ability to trade cryptocurrencies with Apple Pay. It also has a new Smart Stack in the control center, which allows you to easily control permissions as for your camera and microphone. Other features include a less intrusive low-battery warning and new icon packs for the home screen.

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