Apple Previews iOS 10, the Biggest iOS Release Ever

IOS 10

Alongside the upcoming watchOS 3 and tvOS updates, Apple also gave an in-depth preview of iOS 10, the biggest release ever of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch operating system, during the WWDC 2016 keynote event earlier today. iOS 10 features a massively updated Messages app, that brings more expressive and animated ways to message friends and family, like stickers and full-screen effects. Siri can now do a lot more by working with apps, while Maps, Photos, Apple Music and News have all been beautifully redesigned.

“iOS 10 is our biggest release ever, with delightful new ways to express yourself in Messages, a native app for Home automation, and beautifully redesigned apps for Music, Maps, and News that are more intuitive and more powerful, making everything you love about your iPhone and iPad even better,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “iOS 10 adds Siri intelligence into QuickType and Photos, automates your home with the new Home app and opens up Siri, Maps, Phone and Messages to developers — while increasing security and privacy with powerful technologies like Differential Privacy.”

Personal & Expressive Messages

Messages in iOS 10 includes powerful animations, such as balloons, confetti or fireworks that can take over an entire screen to celebrate a special occasion, invisible ink to send a message only revealed after a friend swipes over it, and for added personalization, handwritten notes. Automatic suggestions make it easy to replace words with emoji, Tapback creates a quick and simple way to respond with just a tap and rich links let you see content inline and play media without ever leaving your conversation.

Messages

Siri Opens to Developers

For the first time, developers can build on the intelligence Siri offers and let users interact directly with apps using just their voice. SiriKit helps developers easily design their apps to work with Siri for messaging, phone calls, photo search, ride booking, personal payments and workouts, or use Siri to control CarPlay apps, access climate controls or adjust radio settings within automakers’ apps.

Siri

Beautifully Redesigned Maps

Maps in iOS 10 gets a beautiful redesign that makes it even simpler and more intuitive to use. Now open to developers with new extensions, apps like OpenTable can integrate bookings right into Maps, and services like Uber and Lyft can make it easier for users to book a ride, without ever leaving the Maps app. Maps is even smarter with new intelligence that proactively delivers directions to where you most likely want to go next

Maps

Home App for Simpler Home Automation

The all new Home app is deeply integrated into iOS 10, delivering a simple and secure way to set up, manage and control your home in one place. Accessories can be managed individually or grouped into scenes so they work together with a single command and can be controlled by using Siri. They can be managed remotely or set up for home automation with Apple TV, and can respond with automatic triggers set by time of day, location or action.

Smart home

iOS Experience

In iOS 10, accessing the information you need is easier and quicker than ever. Raise to Wake automatically wakes the screen as you raise your iPhone, making it easier to view all your notifications at a glance, right from the Lock screen. Notifications, Today view and Control Center are accessible with just a swipe or a press, and deeper 3D Touch™ integration with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus makes interacting with apps even easier.

Experience

The developer preview of iOS 10 is available to iOS Developer Program members at developer.apple.com starting today, and a public beta program will be available to iOS users in July at beta.apple.com. To learn more about the new features, head over the iOS 10 preview website.

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  • Jay

    they say its the biggest every year -_-

    They redesigned the lock screen and added a bunch of sticker bullshit to messages

    whoopidy-fucking-do

  • Appnishad Canada

    iOS 10 not supported for older iPhone and iPad.
    Min iphone5c
    Min ipad2/ipadmini2

  • Brad Fortin

    Apple’s website says the 5C and iPad mini/mini 2 are still supported. The only device to drop between iOS 9 and iOS 10 is the iPhone 4S.

  • Dehop

    Still no swipe typing. So still have to use 3rd party keyboard. Is Siri dictation finally available as a button on 3rd party keyboards?

    Siri open to apps to use is finally a step forward for alternative maps… assuming “using Google Maps, directions to John Doe, Home” is a valid command.

  • Appnishad Canada

    Hi Brad
    I don’t see in beta download list even Configuration Profiled not allow me download

  • Whizard

    Public Beta is in July.

  • Appnishad Canada

    I am register apple developer so we get developer preview today only!

  • Larry

    Any promise that it won’t slow down earlier iPhones?

  • Riddlemethis

    STOP IT!! Stop parroting whatever the almighty “prophet” Apple may say. Each and every year for the last 9 years Apple says the exact same thing: the biggest ever!

    It’s time you pseudo “writers”, bloggers, and “journalists” start thinking for themselves when writing captions, blogs, and articles. If they lack thinking skills, get rid of them. Besides, every time you do something like this, you lose more credibility and users click less on your advertising partners. Start thinking before posting and stop trying to sound like a tabloid newspaper. It cheapens you big time.

  • Yearoftherat

    Suppose to be compatible with iPad2…wow. The Ipad2 will never die.

  • Wall Man

    It’s the biggest in terms of size! The features set is not very exciting. Can I get Graffitii enabled in iOS? That would be a throwback to my Palm days.