Apple has unveiled iOS 10 at its Worldwide Developers Conference, but the operating system will be officially released in September. However, until now we’ve heard only rumors about its new features and changes and at the WWDC, Apple has confirmed many of them. So, what’s new in iOS 10? We’ve made a list of changes that you will find in the beta update that you will be able to download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in July.
iOS 10 will run on iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6s, 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, 3, 2, mini 4, mini 3, mini 2, mini, iPod touch 6th gen and 5th gen. Below, we’ll tell you about the few changes that Apple has made to the upcoming operating system.
The messaging application will receive new emoji, stickers and will be slightly upgraded, featuring an invisible ink option. While you’re chatting with your friends, you will see videos playing in line, and when tapping the camera icon, you will see what’s in front of the screen.
They will be three times bigger and will appear in the prediction bar when starting typing in. After typing the message, you will tap the emoji keyboard and substitute emoji for highlighted words.
Apple has introduced new Bubble effects that can be used instead of shout-outs or whispers, and the invisible ink will hide what someone is typing until you swipe. Other new features added to Messages app: handwritten messages, special short replies with a tap-back, and the option to share a heartbeat.
It has a semi-transparent look and you can see the lock screen wallpaper, but at the same time, you won’t have any problem to respond to notifications. Also, from now on, you will no longer miss notifications as you did in iOS 9, when they disappeared too quickly when pressing the home button to turn the screen on Touch ID. In iOS 10, you will see everything that’s going on the screen when lifting the phone up towards your face.
Control Center has received some improvements, becoming easier to use and it has a better look. You will still swipe up from the bottom to open it, and here you’ll have access to the usual settings common tasks, but when swiping to the right, you’ll see a new screen with music controls. Swipe to right once again and you’ll be able to control lights and HomeKit accessories using the new Home app shortcuts.
The digital assistant gets smarter and smarter and now it allows you to send messages in applications, send money, start a workout and much more. Apple hasn’t mentioned anything about music, but most likely, in iOS 10, you will use Siri to control Spotify.