Apple’s latest iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 10, is now available for download for various iPhone, iPad, and iPod models. It has been viewed as the largest software update from Apple to date, bringing plenty of new features to the platform.
Originally announced at WWDC 2016 a few months back, iOS 210 was described by CEO Tim Cook as “the mother of all releases” simply because of the amount of new things Apple has baked into it. One of the biggest new announcements was the opening of Siri for third-party developers, allowing users to use Siri to do plenty more tasks, such as call an Uber, reply a text on WhatsApp or WeChat, and plenty more.
The lock screen has also been extensively revamped. The “slide to unlock” feature is now gone, and in its place are larger notification widgets which makes use of 3D Touch, allowing users to see the full notification and even act on it without having to unlock the phone.
For those who use iMessage, iOS 10 brings in a swathe of new features, including support for stickers, new emoji, and fun things like “bubble effect” and invisible ink.
When it was released early this morning, eyebrows were raised when many instances of those updating to iOS 10 via OTA resulted in them temporarily bricking their phones instead. Apple responded swiftly, first by informing those affected to manually update via iTunes to fix the bricking, and then patching the bad OTA update; all OTA updates should now be working fine.
iOS 10 is available as a free upgrade for the following devices: iPhone 5 and newer, 6th gen iPod Touch, iPad mini 2 to 4, 4th gen iPad, all iPad Air models, and all iPad Pro models.