iOS 10: Key Advancements
June 14, 2016
Apple just unveiled iOS 10, the latest version of its iPhone and iPad Operating System set to be released this fall; At its Annual WWDC ’16.
Here are some of the highly awaited features of the OS, which Apple calls ‘The Biggest iOS Release Ever‘.
As the name suggests, it wakes up the phone’s lock screen when you lift it; To give you an overview of all the Notifications & Updates.
With Widgets, Apps will get a lot more useful without you having to actually open those in iOS 10.
Now you’ll be able to ask things like “send a Whatsapp to Nancy saying I’ll be five minutes late.” All the popular Communication, Travel, Taxi-hailing & VoIP Apps are already on board.
Siri now has more contextual awareness. It makes suggestions based on your current location, calendar availability, contact information, recent addresses and more.
Based on Deep Learning, the Photos app now adds New Object & Scene Detection for powerful search and sorting on your device. All the AI is local to the device, Apple is keen to stress.
Maps is getting an All-new design in iOS. It’s now a lot more proactive like Siri and Photos. The UI is cleaner and includes traffic information too.
Music is getting in on the refresh fun with a redesign from the ground up. It comes with a simpler interface & lyrics as well.
The all-new News interface design has some visual affinities with the new Music, showing that Apple is working on a cohesive look across its new apps, with bold, all-caps sans serif titles.
It’s the first major all-new app of this year. It builds on Apple’s HomeKit infrastructure to let you manage & control all your connected and compatible accessories around the home.
In iOS 10, it will have voicemail transcriptions so that you can see what messages have been received without having to listen to them.
Brand new features like rich links, allowing things like videos to play right in line inside the message, three times bigger Emojis & “emojifiable” words are coming with iOS10 this fall.
Source: The Verge, iMore, Apple WWDC Live Webcast
Over to you, now!
Apple always amazes us every time they come up with something. I know you can’t wait to get your hands on the latest iOS this fall so do I. Share your thoughts if I’ve missed something.
Are you not excited for this one?