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By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

The iOS 16 Lock Screen Rules

The iOS 16 Lock Screen Rules

Apple released public betas for all their main products today, and I think the one people will enjoy the most up front will be the new lock screen. We got:

  1. New fonts
  2. Color controls
  3. Wallpaper filters
  4. New animated wallpapers
  5. Depth-detection in all photos
  6. Widgets (aka watch complications)

And this was all in one release! I have minor quibbles here and there, but this is such a big jump over what we've had since the iPhone X that I'm honestly a little surprised Apple did it all at once.

Oh, and it's been said a million times already, so I'll just voice my agreement that this is clearly there so that Apple can do a better always-on mode for the iPhone 14 coming in a few months. I mean this just makes too much sense:

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Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love.

Hey there, I'm Matt!

I'm a UI/UX designer at NMI and I make videos over on A Better Computer, which I think you'll love. You can also check out my side projects, Quick Reviews and Quick BIN Lookup.