Apple seems to be sticking to its usual schedule this year as well. As in the previous year, the 2022 developer conference took place in June. This was followed by the next big announcement in September, mostly showcasing new features of the Apple Watch and iPhone.
iOS 15 was released on September 20, 2021, and iOS 16 was released on September 12 for all compatible iPhones.
It can be expected that Apple will also launch iOS 17 in mid-September, typically a few days after the Apple keynote and before the latest iPhone models ship.