Right on schedule, Apple has just started rolling out iOS 10 to all supported mobile devices out there – namely the iPhone 5 and newer, iPod touch 6th gen,iPad 4and newer iPad Air and Pro models, and the iPad mini2 and newer.
The release of the company’s latest operating system version comes three days before the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7Plus will begin shipping with it preinstalled.
iOS 10 comes with many new features. It has a redesigned lock screen, richer notifications, quick interaction with apps, expanded 3D Touch functionality, third-party developer support for Siri, a better keyboard, enhancements to the Photos app, extensions for the Maps app, a new UI for Apple Music and News, and a more powerful Home app.
VoIP apps now get the same call screen as the Phone app, and the Messages app has received a host of new features – make sure to read through our comprehensive list of the biggest new things in iOS 10 in order to get a clear idea about everything that’s baked in.
At the same time, Apple is also releasing watchOS 3 to existing Apple Watch units in the wild. This version will speed up app launch times on the wearable, and it comes with a new dock and a Control Center of its own. You can more easily switch watch faces, and you get an entirely new Activity watch face. There’s also Activity Sharing built-in, and Apple Pay now works in third party apps.