Apple has released iOS 16.5, an update that includes a new Sports tab on the Apple News app. Users can find scores, game schedules, and articles for their favorite sports teams on this tab, which serves as a hub for everything related to sports. By tapping on scorecards and schedule cards located in “My Sports,” users can access specific game pages with additional information about the game. In addition to the Sports tab, the update also includes new Pride Celebration wallpapers, CarPlay Podcasts, Unresponsive Spotlight and Screen Time Sync bug fixes.
Apple didn’t only release the iOS 16.5 software update for iPhones, but also for other devices, including iPadOS 16.5, macOS Ventura 16.4, and watchOS 9.5. The company’s biggest upgrade in this release cycle was the introduction of multi-view for sports fans on Apple TV. This feature allows users to watch up to four games simultaneously on their Apple TV 4K. Although multi-view is currently only available to specific events, such as Major League Soccer games, Friday Night Baseball games, and certain MLS and MLB live shows, it opens a door for future possibilities of expanding multi-view to other sports and events in the future.
Despite iOS 16.5 introducing the Sports tab, it may not be the last significant update before Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). According to Macrumors, Apple has already tested iOS 16.6 internally and will soon release a beta version for developers. This suggests that iOS 16.5 is not the final software update before the event, and Apple may have more features in store to showcase at WWDC.