Last June, during the keynote at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2016), Tim Cook and other company executives took the wraps off iOS 10.0 (as well as macOS Sierra). And as it turns out, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, even told the audience at the keynote that iOS 10 is "the biggest iOS release ever" for users.
Siri may have been the true star of the show at the keynote, since Apple is finally opening up everyone’s favorite digital assistant to developers. But iPhone and iPad owners will be excited to learn about all of the new iOS 10 features they will gain access to on the iOS 10 release date.
From redesigned apps to revamped notifications, better navigation and cleaner UIs, more interactive notifications to new privacy features, here are the three amazing features that will excite Apple followers.
Apple messaging system is probably the app many use the most on their iPhones. So iOS 10.0 is expected to make it a lot better and make it much like the other messaging apps in the App Store.
The new iOS release will add rich links that enable users to see content and play media without leaving the conversation. Users can also use bubble effects including “invisible ink” that hides a message until the recipient swipes over it.
Everyone will see full-screen animations like balloons, confetti, and fireworks, get automatic suggestions to replace written words with emoji, and see a new Tapback feature to respond to messages with a single tap. Additionally, developers will be able to create new ways to communicate.
Apple has been steadily improving Maps with each iOS release, and iOS 10 is no exception. The maps app is redesigned to be simpler to use. And, even better, developers can now create extensions to build more features right into Maps. An extension from OpenTable makes it easy to book a reservation, and an extension from Uber makes it easy to book a ride — both tasks users can do without even leaving the Maps app.
The photo app also gets a major redesign in iOS 10. The best new feature is Memories, a tab that enables users to rediscover trips and occasions that they have documented in their photo library. Memories will find "favorite and forgotten" events, trips, and people and present them in a collection. Each individual "Memory" also includes a Memory Movie complete with theme music, titles, and transitions. The feature relies on computer vision and facial, object, and scene recognition to group the people, places, and things in the images into albums.