WWDC 2016 kicked off with the keynote speech and, as we expected iOS 10 was revealed. Some of the rumors that we have heard over the months have turned out to be true while others didn’t make the grade at all. With their big reveal, Apple announced quite a few new additions to the next generation of iOS firmware, followed by the release of the iOS 10 download [ext link] in beta format to the developers. With the public beta program starting in July we are on target for a full release in September.
Image : iOS 10 Features
iOS 10 Features :
- Remote App for Apple TV – iPhone and iPad users can control apple TV using a new app by voice control, Touch, Siri and motion control
- Automatic App downloads – app that are downloaded to your iPhone or iPad will be automatically synced to your Apple TV
- Universal Clipboard – copied items on one iOS device, such as hyperlinks and text, will be available on other iOS devices using Continuity
- Raise to Wake – Wake your iPhone by lifting it to see all your notifications and use 3D Touch to interact with them
- 3D Touch Widgets – Available for some apps meaning you won’t need to open them to see updates, highlights, etc.
- Siri – More intelligent suggestions using your location, addresses, etc. Siri is also finally being made available to third party developers.
- Photos – New features include object detection, scene detection and live editing. Photos from event will be edited together and all similar photos grouped together for easier location.
- Apple Maps – new design to the interface and more proactive suggestions base on your location. Heavy traffic will prompt alternative routes along with an estimate of time savings. Apple Maps SD is also being made available to developers
- Apple Music – A new user interface and lyrics added in
- Apple News – A new interface that looks almost the same as Apple Music and the addition of subscriptions and breaking news.
- Apple Home – the first new app of the firmware, built on HomeKit and giving you control over smart home device using your iOS device
- Phone App – voice mails will now be transcribed to text for you so you don’t have to go to your voice mail to listen to messages. Spam calls can now be identified and you will be notified when one comes through
- Messages – Users can now play music videos in their messages, use bigger emoji’s and tap on highlighted “emojifiable” words to turn them into their related emoji. Apple Music gets integration to the Messages app, bubble effects are now available and developers will be able to access the Message app SDK
iOS 10 Jailbreak :
We won’t be seeing an iOS 10 jailbreak before September because it can’t be released before the firmware is publicly released. In all likelihood it will be October onwards. In the meantime, Taig will spend the next three months testing the iOS 10 betas to see what they can or can’t do with them and possibly bring up Taig 10 Jailbreak installer .
iOS 10 Supported Devices :
As wow thought, bother the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 lose support but everything else is Ok for this year. Supported devices include:
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5C
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 6/6 Plus
- iPhone 6S/6S plus
- iPhone SE
- iPad 3, 4
- iPad Mini 2 and higher
- iPad air, Air 2
- iPad Pro – two models
- iPod Touch 5 and 6
And of course, any new devices that are released from now on.