Apple Announces iOS 10

Today at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, the company has announced iOS 10, a new major version of its operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.
 
 
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The new iOS 10 comes with a redesigned control center with interactive notifications, improvements to widgets, such as the show calendar and weather information. The 3D Touch will now be able to do more; for example, you will now be able to press on your screen in order to clear all the notifications at one go.
 
Siri is also gaining new improvements, with the ability to book rides on services like Uber and Lyft, the ability to start and pause workouts and also make payments to send money to friends with SquareCash and other services. Siri will now be more intelligent in messaging. For instance, if a friend asks you for contact information of another friend, Siri will automatically go on to provide the contact. Siri will also be able to pull up calendar availability in message threads, allowing you to do multilingual typing without needing to make a switch in the keyboard language.
 
Apple has also gone on to promise more intelligent photo management, which includes facial recognition technology in order to identify the people in the images. The phone as well as the tablet photo tools will go on to provide help to the users in sorting out the images by what is in them, such as specific objects or people present. Photos will also be able to be sorted automatically by generated topics, such as “at the beach,” or “on the water.” A new “memories” feed available in the Photo app will go on to take advantage of new sorting tools.
  
Map improvements includes the ability to pan and zoom further ahead in order to view the condition of traffic, quick controls to see the route details along with locations of food and gas stations available on your route. Maps will also inform you how much time it will take in order to go to any of these particular places.
 
Apple is also opening Maps to developers with Map Extensions, which would allow you to make reservations through the OpenTable and would enable other similar kinds of integrations.
 
Apple Music, which now has around 15 million paying customers, has been redesigned from the ground up in order to make it easier to find music. The first tab available in the Apple Music is now your library, where you will be able to navigate between playlists, songs, albums and downloaded music. Song lyrics will also be available in the app.
 
The News app will enable you to purchase subscriptions to publications such as The Wall Street Journal or National Geographic. Alongside this, this app will provide you with breaking news notifications and also break up your articles in to specific sections, hence allowing you to browse by topics.
 
There will also be an app which would allow you to manage any HomeKit devices you might have in place you sleep. From this particular app, you will be able to adjust your lights, provide live feeds from cameras in your home and more. You will also be able to set up a morning routine which might be involved in saying, "Good morning, Siri,” which would turn on your lights and open your shades. 
 
The iPhone comes with some wonderful new features such as voicemail transcription of incoming calls, and improved spam controls.
 
Messages, which is the most frequently used app in iOS, comes with numerous new features. Rich links will now be display artwork and providing more details about a link which would allow you to share it in a message. An “invisible ink” feature will allow you to slide your finger across a bubble in order to reveal text. Emojis will now be three times bigger, and your devices will predict what emoji you might add to the message. Messages will also be able to highlight words which will turn into emojis. For example, it might highlight the word “pizza” allowing you to select whether to keep the word or turn it into an image of the pizza. You will now be able to add effects such as firewords which would appear across the entire Messages screen.
 
Apple Senior VP Craig Federighi, states,
 
"Children of tomorrow will have no understanding of the English language."
 
Messages will also be opened to developers, allowing them to build applications which can be easily used inside Messages. Users will also have an “app drawer” with apps for Messages which they have downloaded. For instance, your friends ordering food will be able to have a “group cart” in the group message, and in this cart each individual will be able to add food which they want in the message thread. Another app will go allow users to put stickers in Messages.
 
The Apple’s WWDC keynote is at the moment still in progress, and we will continue to update you with information on the releasing time along with new features as the details are available.