Apple Reportedly Starts Work on iOS 19, macOS 16, watchOS 12, and visionOS 3

Apple has already begun work on the iOS 19, macOS 16, watchOS 12, and visionOS 3 software updates for next year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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Writing in his most recent "Power On" newsletter, Gurman said that Apple has formally begun development of its major operating systems for 2025 with the codenames "Luck" for iOS 19, "Cheer" for macOS 16, "Nepali" for watchOS 12, and "Discovery" for ‌visionOS‌ 3.

While iOS 18, macOS 15 Sequoia, watchOS 11, and visionOS 2 have not yet been released to the public, the initiation of work on the next major software updates for Apple's major devices is in line with its normal schedule. This is partly due to the fact that hardware products destined for launch next year require software for testing purposes, but it is currently too early to know what sort of features the new operating systems will offer.

Gurman also said that the Vision Pro headset should gain Apple Intelligence as soon as next year, so this could make sense for ‌visionOS‌ 3. Meanwhile, the public beta versions of ‌iOS 18‌, macOS 15 Sequoia, ‌watchOS 11‌, and ‌visionOS 2‌ should arrive next month ahead of official release in the fall.

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HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
2 weeks ago
Would prefer codenames like "fix", "correct", "repair" & "refine" myself. ;)
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sniffies Avatar
2 weeks ago
Marked new mail as read on Mac, but iPhone and iPhone Mirroring still show unread badge (even hours later).

Tim, do you think you could perhaps address this decade-old issue in iOS 19 once and for all?? Or should I ask Taylor and Barbra to ask you?

Thanks.

P.S. I'm using Apple Mail app with @icloud.com address.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mveight Avatar
2 weeks ago
19 does follow 18 after all...
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brofkand Avatar
2 weeks ago

Marked new mail as read on Mac, but iPhone and iPhone Mirroring still show unread badge (even hours later).

Tim, do you think you could perhaps address this decade-old issue in iOS 19 once and for all?? Or should I ask Taylor and Barbra to ask you?

Thanks.

P.S. I'm using Apple Mail app with @icloud.com address.
There are bugs in Mail.app that have been there since Mac OS X Tiger, if not before. It's not good software IMO.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
2 weeks ago
I have an idea Mr. Cook, why don’t we hold off on the next iteration and spend two years refining iOS 18 and macOS. :rolleyes:
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adrianlondon Avatar
2 weeks ago
Not sure I like an OS referred to as "luck". I suppose I do consider myself lucky each time iCloud syncs something properly and promptly.

I challenge them to find something harder to spell than Sequoia for the next MacOS version.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)