Apple is rumored to release the iOS 10 along with the upcoming iPhone 7 on September 16. This latest update hopes to address iPhone-crazy fans' demand for better hardware and superb performance.
Here are some of the changes that await you:
1) Say goodbye to the slide to unlock feature
Instead, get ready to see a "Press home to unlock" or "Press home to open" on your screen. The screen also will automatically wake up once you pick it up.
2) Built-in junk apps will be a thing of the past
More space for photos because you can now delete built-in apps that you don't really use.
3) WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger calls can be received on the lockscreen
No need to input your phone's code just to answer an important (or not-so-important) call.
4) You now have the option to remove music from your iPhone or iPad if you need more space for other files such as photos.
Just go to your Settings>Music>Optimize Storage
5) Apple Music will look brighter and fresher.
6) iMessage will drop the thought bubble on text messages containing emojis ONLY
Messages such as "Happy Birthday" and "Congratulations" will be animated. You can also draw pictures on videos and send hidden messages to other iMessage users. This requires your recipient to swipe the hidden text. Finally, instead of words, you can just go emoji-happy and let the other person guess what you are trying to say.
Here's a video of the iMessage iOS 10 version demo:
7) The new alarm clock will be able to remind you when to go to bed
The alarm clock will be redesigned to feature a dark theme as well as save all the alarms you will ever set.
8) Find your car easily with the update
You'll be able to see a traffic guide and directions to point you to the easiest route of your destination. Available parking spots can also be viewed using Maps.
9) Siri will be able to do a whole lot more
The voice-activated assistant will be able to control, not only your iMessage inbox, but also apps such as LinkedIn, WhatsApp, and WeChat by letting you dictate what you want to do before sending the message.
Check out this video of the new and improved Siri:
iOS 10 will also be available as free update for iPhone 5 and newer models as well as on iPads (iPad mini 2, iPad 4, iPad Air and newer).