iOS 10 is coming this autumn, but the public beta is now available. Here's why you'll want to install iOS 10 now, plus iOS 10 UK release date and new features. iOS 10 rumours. Also see: iPhone 7 release date rumours and How to get iOS 10 now.
iOS 10 release date: When is iOS 10 coming out?
The iOS 10 Developer Preview is out now, and the public beta was released on 7 July. This is effectively the same as the Developer Beta 2. Here's how to install the public beta of iOS 10.
The final version of iOS 10 is coming this September on the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and, potentially, iPhone 7 Pro.
iOS 10 supported devices: Which iPhones and iPads will get iOS 10?
iOS 10 will be a free update for the following devices:
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad 4th gen
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPod Touch 6th gen
The following devices are not compatible with iOS 10: Original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, original iPod touch, iPod touch 2nd-gen, iPod touch 3rd-gen, iPod touch 4th-gen, iPodf touch 5th-gen, original iPad. iPad 2, iPad 3.
iOS 10 new features: What's new in iOS 10?
Update 12 July: Apple has released new sticker packs in the App Store for iMessage in iOS 10. They're only available to those running the iOS 10 beta of course. The iMessage App Store is also now live. Previously you had to search the main App Store to find the sticker packs.
iOS 10 is the biggest iOS release ever, according to Apple, and it was certainly the star of the WWDC 2016 keynote. Many apps have been redesigned, and several will be open to third-party developers.
Here's a summary of what's coming to iOS, plus you can scroll down for our blog of the keynote for more details.
* Redesigned lockscreen and rich notifications that also respond to Force Touch
* Raise to wake feature (only on iPhone 6S, 6S Plus and iPhone SE or newer – devices with M9 co-processor)
* New 'Clear all notifications' command
* New-look Control Centre and widgets that are a swipe in from the home screen. Control Centre now split over two screens
* Siri is now open to developers, and will be integrated to popular apps such as WhatsApp
* QuickType brings Siri intelligence to the iOS keyboard with improved predictive text and suggestions to add relevant pictures and files
* New face recognition for photos, plus object- and scene-recognition
* Memories is also new to iOS 10 Photos, and works just like the similar Google feature by bringing together from a specific time or place in an intelligent way. It will also automatically create editable videos of events.
* New support for taking RAW photos with the rear camera (iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro or newer).
* Redesigned Maps app, with easy-access controls by swiping up from the bottom of the screen (will also remember where you parked your car)
* Redesigned Navigation UI, which includes traffic en-route. This will also be opened up to developers
* Apple Music is now simpler, bolder and emphasises the features you use every day. There are onscreen lyrics, too
* News has also been redesigned and is now broken into sections to make it easier to browse and has new Subscriptions
* Home for iOS is a new app that will allow you to control your HomeKit-compatible smart devices
* The Phone app has had an upgrade, and you'll now be able to read transcripts of voicemail messages
* Messages gets a big redesign in iOS 10, with automatic emoji insertion, message bubble effects, rich links and more, and it will also be opened to developers so you can use apps within iMessages
* There's a new 'Wake alarm' which attemps to help you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. It's much like the system that Jawbone uses, and will give you a bedtime reminder if you want one.
* You can now delete most of the default apps, such as Stocks, Mail, Maps, Calendar etc. (You can reinstall them from the App Store.)
* You no longer swipe to unlock your phone. Now you have to press the home button to bring up the PIN screen. That will take some getting used to.
* There's a new Unsubscribe button in Mail that lets you quickly stop marketing emails.
* On devices with a 3D Touch screen, you can hard press on the flashlight icon in Control Centre to adjust the LED brightness.
* There's a new option for managing storage: you can tell your iPhone to delete music that you haven't played for a while.
iOS 10 live blog
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