Surprisingly, after years of lacklustre iOS releases, Apple’s iOS 10 update for iPhone and iPad lives up to its milestone software version number, with the first official details announced at WWDC 2016 in San Francisco earlier this month.
It’s been crammed with major changes that integrate seamlessly with your daily life. The best part is that all these features are available to download for free.
Technically, iOS 10 is out right now, launching the same day as WWDC in beta form to developers. Keep in mind however, that it’s not available to the everyday joe-blow that has no interest in app development.
Apple is planning it’s official public beta release for mid july with a two month bug-squashing period allowing them to roll out their GM version in mid-september along with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. This won’t be a mandatory update with Apple not planning to support the entire iDevice family.
That’s where Apple have drawn the line. If your device doesn’t have a lightning connector, you’re stuck on your current version of iOS as Apple will also stop signing iOS 9.3 once a jailbreak has been released.
For an outline of all iOS 10 features, check out this video: