iOS 10 already available

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Apple unveiled iOS 10, the next-generation operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, on June 13, 2016, releasing it to the public exactly three months later on September 13. At the introduction, Apple CEO Tim Cook described iOS 10 as the “biggest release ever” for iOS users, and the operating system includes major updates for a wide variety of apps, services, and features, including Messages, Siri, Photos, Maps, Apple Music, News, Apple Pay, Control Center, and more.

Works with iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad mini 2 and iPod touch 6th gen or higher
All 30-pin dock devices are out

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These are the main new features:

iOS 10 raise to wake

  • Just pick up your iPhone and it’ll wake up
  • Notifications don’t vanish when brushing up against Touch ID

Rich lockscreen notifications

  • No need to exit the homescreen for quick reads and replies
  • Works with third-party apps like Uber and Apple Home devices

Clear all notifications button

  • Vanquish all notifications at once with 3D Touch. That’s it.

Water detection

  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water-resistant, but all other iPhones are not
  • iOS 10 will warn of possible water damage and provide instructions

Control Center is decluttered

  • Swipe-up-from-the-bottom menus is now split into several panels
  • Broken into: quick settings, media playback and Apple Home
  • Touch detection issues for brightness slider vs sliding between panels

Lockscreen camera and ‘widgets’

  • Slide left to reveal the new spot for the Today widgets
  • It’s not as customizable as Android widgets, but closer
  • Too much empty space when widgets have no content
  • Slide right to reveal the new camera shortcut

Graphical 3D Touch shortcuts

  • 3D Touch (pop) your way to more detailed information (peek)
  • Activity and sports score apps like ESPN provide colorful stats

Talk to Siri normally

  • You don’t have to talk like a robot to your robot phone

Siri third-party apps

  • Siri now works with more third-party apps, not just Apple’s apps
  • WhatsApp, Uber and MapMyRun can now use Siri, for example

Siri-influenced QuickType keyboard

  • Makes next-word suggestions based on whole sentence context
  • Suggests address, calendar appointments and current locations

Photos with advanced computer vision

  • iOS 10 automatically pieces together photo albums for you
  • Creates mini-movies filled with video and photos, complete with titles

Apple Maps is way better

  • Look ahead to the next turn without springing back into place
  • Free to pan, zoom and explore nearby points of interest
  • Still can’t compete with the juggernaut that is Google Maps

Apple Music

  • Cleaner interface for APple’s paid music streaming service
  • Lyrics for songs, and New tab replaces Browse

Apple News

  • Magazine and newspaper subscriptions incorporated
  • New ‘For You’ tab filled with personalized topics
  • Breaking news notifications

Home app

  • New app that ties together all of household devices
  • Control lights, door locks, alarms and even blinds
  • Siri and Control Center menu allow for quick access

Phone

  • Transcriptions now available in Visual Voicemail tab
  • Could warn that incoming calls are ‘Possible Spam’
  • Contact information shortcut could point to VoIP and WhatsApp
  • It’s based on how you most frequently contact that user

Messages

  • Emojis are three times bigger and it’s easy to replace words with emojis
  • Adds invisible ink, tapbacks, bubble effects, digital Ink and stickers

Learn more http://www.apple.com/ios/ios-10/

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