Mobile Foundation compatibility for iOS 16

Apple recently introduced the latest version of its iOS operating system, iOS 16 which is available for users from September 12 2022. iOS 16 brings the biggest update ever to the Lock Screen, the ability to edit and collaborate in Messages, new tools in Mail, and more ways to interact with photos and videos with Live Text and Visual Look Up.

You can read more about all the new features in iOS 16 here.

Mobile Foundation Support iOS 16

We have verified various features of MobileFirst Platform Foundation on iOS 16 for MobileFirst Platform Foundation v8.0.

Here are some notable feature compatibility tests that were performed with Mobile Foundation v8.0.

  • Invoking backend procedures through adapters
  • Application Authenticity
  • Application Management
  • JSONStore
  • Direct Update
  • Oauth Flow
  • Certificate pinning
  • Device SSO
  • Analytics
  • Appcenter
  • In-App Feedback
  • Live update

We encourage you to start testing your application(s) with iOS 16.

Note - MFP Push notifications support for iOS 16 is not yet available.

Stay tuned for further updates, as we continue to update our findings on iOS 16.

Disclaimer: Some of the action items that are mentioned in the list above are not under IBM’s control. Therefore, we expect developers and IT managers to ensure that their infrastructure is up to date according to iOS requirements.

Inclusive terminology note: The Mobile First Platform team is making changes to support the IBM® initiative to replace racially biased and other discriminatory language in our code and content with more inclusive language. While IBM values the use of inclusive language, terms that are outside of IBM's direct influence are sometimes required for the sake of maintaining user understanding. As other industry leaders join IBM in embracing the use of inclusive language, IBM will continue to update the documentation to reflect those changes.
Last modified on November 07, 2022