The Apple iOS 10 developers preview was revealed at the recently held Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2016.
It was widely expected that Apple will showcase new hardware in their keynote presentation, but most fans were left disappointed. The presentation focused more on presenting new software for all Apple devices across all platforms.
The iOS 10 will bring numerous changes and new features. One of the features is the lock screen display. Now the device supports a pick up to wake feature. Users can just swipe to the left to open the camera application, GSM Arena reported.
The new OS had brought a major Siri upgrade. Now, the Apple digital assistant will have the ability to send messages via non-Apple applications like WeChat or WhatsApp. With Siri, users will be able to reserve a car through Uber. Furthermore, photos can be searched with the help of third-party applications.
Apple also introduced a new app called Home, which was previously called HomeKit. The only difference is that all set of applications is now integrated into one single app.
In addition, iOS 10 will bring new features in the Messages app. Now, the app can play media live and browse through the camera roll without leaving the app window. Users can add new filters to messages like the scratch to divulge feature.
The iOS 10 was released as a developer preview and the beta testing will start in July. The full version of the new operating system is expected to become available for download sometime in fall. It will be rolled out for iPhone 5 devices and later models, iPad 4 and later, iPad mini 2 or later. It will also be released for the iPad Pro, iPod and iPod Touch 6 or later.
Apart from iOS 10, Apple also introduced watchOS 3 and the rebranded OS X dubbed as the MacOS.
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