iOs 10 has just been released in unfinished Beta form and for anyone who wants to get a look at the newest operating system from Apple, packed with new features and doodads for the discerning iFiend, here’s a few highlights to expect from the latest iteration of Apple’s flagship system.
It’s Out Right Now
Though still in Beta – meaning it’s unfinished and no doubt filled with bugs and ticks that will eventually be farmed out for its official release – iOs 10 is out right now, and available for anyone who wants to get hands-on before the mass dissemination of it to all iPhones and iPads later this year. All you need to do is go to www.beta.apple.com on the device of your choice and follow its commands to get started. The Irish Times gave a handy, in-depth guide here if you want to follow step-by-step.
It Adds A Lot of Polish
Most of the grunt work of these updates is in refining and finessing features and elements within the software that are already firm favourites, and ironing out bugs that have not proven as popular with users. Certain things like removing the slide to lock function, and allowing you to raise your phone in order to wake it appear minor, but have dramatic effects for functions you may use dozens or hundreds of times a day.
It Also Boasts Some Completely New Features
As well as such minor additions, there are one or two more major re-jigs, such as opening up Siri to third-party developers and greater use of 3D touch for home screen navigation and the incorporation of Deep Learning for greater accuracy and memory of your device. Facial recognition and geographical mapping will also be added to your photo library, allowing you to see where photos were taken, as well as automatically detect who’s in them. For a full rundown of features, see TechRadar’s digest below.