iOS 16.5 now has a release date of sorts, as Apple confirmed that the next update for its phone software is arriving next week. And while not a major update, iOS 16.5 does bring a new LGBTQ+-themed wallpaper, an enhanced My Sports feature and a new Siri skill.

Apple confirmed iOS 16.5 pending release in an announcement for a Pride Edition Sport Band it’s releasing for the Apple Watch. The band, which showcases the original pride flag rainbow colors along with different colors to represent the enitre LGBTQ+ community, will be accompanied by a matching watch face and iOS wallpaper, both of which will be available next week. They’ll require watchOS 9.5 and iOS 16.5, suggesting those two software updates will arrive at that time.

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iOS 16.5 arrives less than a month before Apple is likely to preview iOS 17 at WWDC 2023. That, coupled with the fact that we’ve already seen some significant updates to iOS 16, probably explains the lack of major changes in this version of Apple’s phone software.

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