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In addition to new hardware, Apple also quietly announced that iOS 16 and WatchOS 9 will officially roll out next week starting Monday, Sept. 12. Apple typically releases major updates around 10 am PT (1 p.m. ET), but that's not a certainty.
The iOS 16 update brings several new features to iPhones, including the ability to edit or delete iMessages within a certain time frame, a new lock screen complete with widgets, revamped notifications on the lock screen, and improvements to the Mail app.
There's also a new Home app for HomeKit devices, and small tweaks and changes throughout the operating system.
Before you update on Monday, it's a good idea to do some prep work on your iPhone to ensure that the update process goes as smoothly as possible. And if you really want to be cautious, you should wait a day or three before updating to make sure there aren't any big issues that snuck through testing.