Apple unveiled their Biggest release in iOS history, iOS 10, at World Wide Developer Conference on Monday, 13 June 2016.
The latest update brings a great deal of changes to the Messages, Photos and Maps, also a redesigned lock screen and interesting changes to the Notifications. But the most interesting update that all the users were waiting for is that now you delete Stock Applications!!
Apple has proved itself once again about how much they care for their customers by providing their customers with what they desire. By deleting Stocks Apps, one can make up to 150 Megabytes of free space to their devices.
The deleting process is similar to what we have been doing, just long press and once the apps start shaking tap the X on any of the apps you want to delete.
Apple has released their first preview of iOS 10 for Developers and other users can install iOS 10 once the beta version comes out in July. iOS 10 will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhone 5 and later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini 2 and later, and iPod touch 6th generation.
Apple has added lots of feel to the overall design and new notification and new lockscreen being one of the major ones.
Messages Totally Redesigned
Apple is adding animations like balloons, confetti or fireworks that can take over an entire screen to celebrate a special occasion, invisible ink to send a message which is only revealed after a friend swipes over it, and handwritten notes option for more personal touch. With the new update of Messages app iOS 10 will automatically suggest emojis that can replace a particular word in a message. Just Type out a sentence and, when you select the emoji keyboard, the Messages app will highlight certain words you can replace with an emoji. It also means you don’t have to keep scrolling forever in the keyboard to find the right emoji. You can also send information from other apps, including music tracks from Apple Music and sticker packs. There is also a built-in image search for sending reaction GIFs. Emoji are now three times larger and typing in certain phrases like “Happy Birthday” or “Congratulations” will trigger an animation.
Apple is also opening up Messages to developers so they can create apps, other experiences within Messages to let users do more in the chat threads. Just like Facebook Messenger wants to add its own App Store, Messages in iOS will also have one. As Apple VP Craig Federighi showed in the demo, it will be possible for users to order food collectively from a group thread in Messages, and even do payments using some of these special apps.
Notifications and Lock Screen
Swiping to the left takes you to your Today screen, which shows all of your widgets. They are all accessible on the lock screen — something that can be useful when you’re in a hurry.
But it’s the “Raise to Wake” feature that is really helpful. Simply lift the phone up and the lock screen will become visible. This is similar to what Motorola did with the Moto X a few years back, but it keeps your phone locked and makes it easier to see what’s happening.
Siri gets more Smarter
Apple is opening up Siri to third-party developers by making the SDK available to them. This means app developers can now create commands letting Siri interact with their app. Users will able to call for a cab in Uber or book a table on OpenTable, by using the Hey Siri command.
Apple’s SiriKit will help developers 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.
iPhone and iPad users will find that Siri will be able to do lot more on their devices with iOS 10 update.
Raise to wake
The new ‘Raise to Wake’ function automatically wakes the screen as you raise your iPhone. Lock Screen is now more interactive with richer notifications, which display entire texts, photos, videos.
There’s also a deeper 3D Touch integration with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for apps like Weather, Stocks, Calendar.
In iOS 10, Apple will debut a new “Memories” feature that automatically stitches together a video of a time and place, such as holidays or weddings.
The feature uses computer vision software that is able to group together pictures of places and people to create personalized collections of images.
Apple Maps has also been redesigned and will now have a slide up tab showing time to work, calendar appointments etc. Apple is adding its ‘proactive assistance’ feature to Maps to help figure out your route, based on appointments or daily routine.
Apple Maps also gets new extensions, and again third-party apps can be integrated with Maps. In the US, apps like OpenTable will integrate bookings right into Maps, and services like Uber and Lyft will also be integrated. Google Maps in India is already integrated with Uber, Ola and shows cab options as well. Hopefully the upgrade Apple Maps with extensions will be available to users across the globe.
Once a route is planned, Maps can search for gas stations, restaurants, coffee shops and more and provides an estimate of how the stop impacts the length of the trip. In India, Maps doesn’t support all these features yet.
We know privacy is a top-agenda for Apple, and the recent FBI standoff made this quite clear. Apple says in iOS iMessage, FaceTime, and HomeKit will use end-to-end encryption to protect user data, making sure it can’t be read by anyone, not Apple or third-parties.
Apple also says it will use “on-device intelligence” to identify the people, objects and scenes in Photos, and power QuickType suggestions. Additionally data sent from Siri, Maps, News etc won’t be used to build user profiles, even though it will sent to Apple’s Servers.
iOS 10 will see Apple use a technology called Differential Privacy to help discover the usage patterns of a large number of users without compromising individual privacy. Apple says this will help them improve QuickType and emoji suggestions, Spotlight deep link suggestions and Lookup Hints in Notes.