Perhaps the most exciting new iOS 16 feature discussed at WWDC last week was the new customizable iPhone lock screen. Unusually for Apple, the new lock screen has the opposite features of a walled garden, meaning iPhone users can set the lock screen the way they want it to appear.
“Typography is such a passion of ours, the design teams,” and we have a number of other Apple design fonts, even some non-Latin scripts. So for the first time, we’re letting users pick their favorite.”
Personally, this writer thinks that there is usually something new to be found in the manufacturer’s new product video that really makes users want the new phone. With the iPhone 11 Pro Max, it was the battery life and the durability of the device. With the Pixel 6 Pro, it was the AI and Machine Learning features like Magic Eraser and Live Translate that sold me on the device. And now the customizable iPhone lock screen and the ability to edit iMessages have me (and countless others, we know for sure) salivating and pondering a change.