Apple event is on, and Tim Cook just unveiled iOS 10. Cook briefly went through the changes that iOS 10 brings to iPhones and iPads when it become available on September 13. Apple iOS 10 has been in beta testing for some time now, with the last (beta 8) released at the end of August. We take a look at the significant changes that comes with the new update.
Apple has introduced ‘Raise to wake’ with iOS 10 that will allow you to look at your notifications on the lock screen without having to press the home button. This will help eliminate the problem of the phone getting unlocked any time the user clicks on the home button to look at notifications.
Apple had announced iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with a new technology called 3D Touch. However, the 3D Touch was not really exploited to its full potential. With iOS 10, Apple has put 3D Touch everywhere. Every app now supports force touch and there is implementation of peek and pop support inside every app. Folders will also support 3D touch now.
Apple is introducing a widget like system to the notifications center. You can now pin these widgets to the notifications center and access information without having to unlock the device. The biggest change that the community has appreciated is the option to remove stock apps on the phone. This will be a respite for people who are using the 16GB version of the iPhone and constantly battle with low storage capacity. You can get these apps back any time you want from the App Store.
If you are running the macOS Sierra you will find a desktop folder within iCloud drive, that shows synced desktop content from your mac.
Notes app will now let you share the the note with others and and work with collaboration. You can share the special iCloud link that is created through various message apps. FaceTime now connects much faster, and the Contacts app has received a makeover.
Spotlight search now shows history of searches. Safari will bring split view for iPads.
Enhanced interactive notification – gone are the days when you could swipe down on an incoming message to send a single reply; iOS 10 will let you continue messaging in a ‘quick reply’ mode without having to enter the messaging app.
With the new update, users will be able to 3D touch on the Settings icon and directly jump to Cellular Data, though it still doesn’t make a debut in the control center. You can manage the intensity of the flashlight in three settings – low, medium and high intensity
The messaging app will get new animations, invisible ink, automatic emoji suggestions, handwritten notes and more. You will also be able to send music links from Apple Music to friends.
Siri is said to become smarter and find a deeper integration in iOS 10. Third-party developers will be integrate Cortana in their apps as well.
Maps in iOS will also get an update, and will now be simpler and more intuitive to use.