Thursday 8 September 2016

iOS 10 - What You Need To Know

Alongside the reveal of the iPhone 7, iOS 10 was also finally set upon the tech world. But with all the articles out there getting super techy about the whole thing, it's time for us to break it down to make your life a little easier. Here's how iOS 10 is shaping up.

What devices is it compatible with?

That's the first thing you want to know, right? Well, rest assured that the iOS 10 covers a pretty impressive range of Apple devices. IOS 10 is compatible with iPhone 7, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod touch sixth-generation onwards. Are YOU covered?

Siri is smarter and open

According to Apple, Siri, the build in bot that many of us now depend on (Hello, impending real-life Terminator 2), will be much smarter when iOS 10 rolls out. At the very least this includes her transcribing emails, doing image searches and writing your messages. At this point Siri is a fixture of the Apple brand, and with Apple also promising to open Siri to developers, it looks like Cortana has truly been left behind.

Control your house with your iPhone 7, cos why not?

Have you ever found yourself in the garage, look at the open garage door and thought, “I'm too lazy to actually close it myself. I want my iPhone to do it”. Well, guess what? Yes, your iPhone can now close that pesky garage door. Thanks to the HomeKit app, once synced up to smart home gadgets around your house, you can control them using the iPhone. Just make sure the dog or your baby doesn't get a hold of your iPhone...

Better Apple Maps and News

Apple Maps is also getting an update too, as it can now scan your calendar and find out places you're currently traveling to. This feature, depending on how you look at it, is either useful or pretty creepy. Apple News is also getting a bit of an overhaul, as it will now have a feature that will allow users to read all of their news subscriptions within Apple New. Bout time!

Release date

The big question! iOS will be available to download on the 13th of September.

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