Apple released its latest mobile operating system iOS 10 for iPhone, iPad and iPod on 13 September. Most anticipated features in iOS 10 including predictive emojis in the iMessages app. Apple released iOS 10 with the launch of new flagship iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices. iPhone 7 variants will come with pre-installed with iOS 10. Users of iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, iPod Touch can upgrade to the latest version either OTA or via iTunes.
iOS 10 was first unveiled back in June at WWDC, with Apple terming the new OS update as the ‘biggest iOS overhaul’ yet packed with interesting new features. iOS 10 update can also be downloaded for free to use on older Apple iOS devices.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, speaking like a true CEO at the launch of its new iPhone 7 devices, described iOS 10 as ‘the world’s most advanced mobile operating system’.
The new iOS 10 is designed to work on relatively recent iOS models, you need to have iPhone 5 or newer to download the update.
New update won’t work on the oldest iPads – iOS 10 supports iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad Pro 9.7 inch or newer models yet to be released. The new mobile operating system works only on iPod Touch 6th generation, but not on any older iPod models.
What’s New in iOS 10?
Apple first revealed iOS 10 back in June and claimed that the new operating system has improved artificial intelligence implanted into the software. This AI update works wonders on the Photo app which can better identify and show you photos in your library based on people, location, items in them and time.
Artificial Intelligence can be seen in the iOS keyboard as well, which, Apple says, can better understand the context when you type, including displaying a snapshot of your calendar as you make plans with the contact.
Apple Music app has also undergone been significantly redesigned, doing away with much of its confusing aspects when it was first launched last year.
Apple has completely renewed its messages app which now has many multimedia features such as animations, stickers and a predictive emoji keyboards.
Users can now send handwritten notes that animate on the other end as if someone has written them with ink on paper. iMessages app also allows you to send invisible secret messages that only appear when receiver swipe across the screen. There is a new time saving feature called Tapback that offers up six quick emoji style responses for you to send instead of typing out a full message.
Arguably the biggest change is the launch of the iMessage App store. This mini app, created by third-party developers includes stickers and gifs as well as paid apps that you can use without having to leave the conversation within the app. Maps app also saw a considerable improvement, which needed an urgent attention to mount a potent challenge to Google’s Map app, especially after the disastrous launch of the Apple Maps back in 2012 is all too fresh in everyone’s mind.
iOS 10 has been designed to help users find basic most used services with minimum taps on the scree. New design helps users to quickly search for services such as coffee shop, restaurant, gas station, emergency services and much more while on the move.
Memories feature in iOS 10 helps users to rediscover forgotten and old photos, which is close to what Facebook is already doing in its On This Day feature.
You can now use images in iOS 10 to create Memory Movies slideshows. Third-party developers will now be able to integrate Apple’s Siri in their apps, which is definitely going to increase the number of apps with Siri support.
At last users will be able to delete default/stock Apple apps that they don’t use anymore. You can delete unused stock apps to empty storage space when needed or just get rid of them if you don’t need them.
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