Apple releases beta 4 for iOS/iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16. Most notable addition is support for Live Activities.

Live Activities and ActivityKit won’t be included in the initial publicly released version of iOS 16, but will be publicly available in an update later this year. Once they’re publicly available, you can submit your apps with Live Activities to the App Store.

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There are also updates on edit and unsend functionality in Messages:

  • Unsend is available only for two minutes after messages was sent;
  • Edited messages now show the log of edits.

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Recommendations

Developer:

Check new beta, try Live Activities framework.

QA engineer:

Check new beta for regressions.

PM/DM:

Check capabilities of Live Activities, consider adding support to existing and new apps.

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