Apple Launches iOS 10

Apple Launches iOS 10

Apple has released the new version of iOS at its developer conference WWDC. IOS 10 was launched as a test version and will be available in autumn. During the event, Apple also unveiled several innovations for the digital voice assistant Siri, which now also work with third-party apps.

iMessage & Apple Pay

Apple iOS 10 include a new version of iMessage. Thus, Apple increased the emoji and multimedia options. Furthermore, users of the service now use stickers in their posts and there is also support for payments via Apple Pay. The company has made its mobile payment service available in Switzerland and France after the United Kingdom.


Another novelty is the function to activate the screen of the iPhone by simply lifting the handset. This feature is already available in Apple’s smart watch’s new software Watch OS 3. This version of the Apple Watch is immensely faster and smoother.

 Apple Music

Apple also went for the Apple Music Interface progress to make the music service, even more, user friendly. The company added a daily personal playlist in ‘For you’ tab and the new Connect feature to add a social component to Apple Music, which now worldwide has about 15 million paying subscribers. Apple Music was announced at WWDC last year and competes with similar services such as Spotify and Deezer.


Apple announced to open its digital voice assistant Siri to developers allowing interaction with other applications. So far Siri only leaned on data entered by the user. With iOS 10, for example, it becomes possible using voice commands to send a message via third-party apps such as WhatsApp and WeChat. Issues such as booking flights and making payments are thereby possible. Siri is also available for Mac users.

Here is the list of devices that will compatible with iOS 10:


  • iPhone 6s & 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6 & 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5


  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2


  • iPod touches 6th generation

During the WWDC, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that more than two million apps are already available in the Apple App Store and that there are 13 million developers for iOS. In total, there are 130 billion apps from the Apple App Store. So far, Apple paid about $ 50 billion to its developers.


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