As part of its September launch of the new iPhone 7 this week, Apple is preparing for another jackpot; the launch of iOS 10.
iOS 10 will be released by Apple to existing devices on September 13th. This latest operating system is the biggest update to Apple’s mobile operating system ever.
The new operating system includes a significant update to the Siri digital assistant. Subsequently, Siri has been overhauled to improve image searches; handle transcribing voicemails. And, oh, it can even write your text messages.
Apple is upgrading Siri so that you’ll be able to ask the assistant to send a message to a friend on WhatsApp or book an Uber just by using your voice.
Now, it’s not just Siri. Aside expanding its use of widgets, Apple is also extending its continuity effort by introducing a Universal Clipboard in iOS 10. Thus, you can copy text or images from your iPhone and immediately paste them on your Mac. The feature is designed to cut down on the challenges of transferring content from your mobile device to a Mac.
In addition, Apple Maps is redesigned in iOS 10. You can now get nearby restaurant suggestions; traffic updates and even get to find where you parked your car.
Meanwhile, the new software will be operational in a handful of older iPhone devices, mostly from 2011 and 2012. However, iPhone 4S; iPad 2; iPad Mini and fifth-generation iPod Touch will not be enjoying this upgrade.
The supported devices for iOS 10 include:
- iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, and 7 Plus
- iPad 4, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2
- Both iPad Pros
- iPad Mini 2 and newer
- Sixth-generation iPod Touch
Generally, the new operating system is anticipated as the most significant iOS revamp since Apple overhauled the design in 2013 with the release of iOS 7. A more elaborate review of the iOS 10 will be released when the final version goes out to users.