Announced last week, iOS 16 certainly has a lot more to offer than what was previewed at WWDC 2022. Now a new report suggests that iOS 16 will have built-in unit conversion for Messages, Notes, Mail, Calendar. and other applications. This allows Apple users to easily see conversions for units like time zones, distances, currencies, and more. It will make it easier for users to chat with a foreign friend.
The feature was first spotted by MacStories Editor-in-Chief Federico Viticci, who shared it via a tweet. The tweet and a report by 9to5 Mac say the built-in unit conversion feature in the iOS 16 update will be available everywhere, including the Messages app on Apple iPhones.
The built-in unit conversion function works for currencies, weight, volume, distance and time zones in Apple phones running iOS 16. In fact, this function is said to work in all Apple apps. Also, according to the report, this feature always shows the user’s time zone, currency, or temperature preferences.
Apple will release a public beta of iOS 16 next month and users will be able to take advantage of the built-in unit conversion feature on their iPhones.
Aside from that, Apple also recently updated the Nearby Interaction Framework on iOS 16 to integrate the U1 ultra-wideband (UWB) chip with ARKit – the software suite designed to enable immersive experiences. And separately, iOS 16 is found to allow users to delete an additional list of pre-installed apps, including Clock, Find My and Health.
iOS 16 also offers a copy and paste photo edits feature that allows a user to copy the edits made to one photo and paste them into another photo. From texts to any filters applied, any edit to the image can be copied.