Apple finally launched their new flagship smartphones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus along with the new Apple Watch series 2. The company also rolled out details of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. iOS 10 will be rolled out to compatible devices from September 13 and the macOS will be available from September 20.
According to the company, iOS 10 will be the biggest update to Apple’s mobile operating system. This update will bring major changes to Maps, iMessages and there will be a new standalone Home app for smart home automation. The notifications and the Control Centre will be redesigned. There will be changes to Siri, with improved search and even integration of third-party apps.
Apple Music and News app will also change their interfaces and the Music app will have built-in lyrics now. Photos app sees a complete makeover with a new design, and a People folder to sort photos according to the individuals in them. There’s a more grid-like design for folders, replacing the list format seen in iOS 9. Notably, Apple has also introduced the ability to uninstall most built-in apps as well. iMessages gets third-party integration, as well as many new features for social play.
iOS 10 compatible devices
The iOS 10 update will roll out to iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s,iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPod Touch 6th gen, iPad Mini 2 and higher, iPad 4th Generation, and the iPad Air and iPad Pro series. iOS 10 will roll out on September 13.
MacOS Sierra, the new OS for its OS X platform, in order to bring uniformity in nomenclature of all operating systems across Apple devices. It will be the latest OS update for Apple’s desktops and laptops and it will bring lots of new features. A new feature expected is the addition of Siri for Mac users and, and a universal clipboard to copy paste items across Apple devices. Users will also be able to unlock their Macs with the help of their Apple Watch.
macOS Sierra compatible devices
As mentioned, the macOS Sierra update will be available on September 20 to MacBook (late 2009 and after), iMac (late 2009 and later), MacBook Air (2010 and later), MacBook Pro (2010 and later), Mac Mini (2010 and later), and Mac Pro (2010 and later).