Apple is working on a new version of iOS that will deliver a new experience on the iPhone, iPad and iPad Pro. The company has yet to announce this new software, but signs point to an iOS 10 update that will combine new features, bug fixes and upgrades that enable new features on an upcoming iPhone 7.
This is an early look at 5 things you need to know about the iOS 10 update that we expect from Apple later this year. We’ll fill you in on when we will likely see the new iOS 10 features, what iPhones and iPads will likely get iOS 10 and other important details that iPhone owners need to consider.
iPhone and iPad users are currently running iOS 9.2.1 and waiting for a larger iOS 9.3 update to deliver new features in the next few months, but if you look further out to a new iPhone in 2016 we expect to see it running an iOS 10 update that will also come to older devices.
We are seeing some iOS 10 release prep from Apple with logs showing visits from devices running iOS 10 on Gotta Be Mobile and at other publications, which is typical even far in advance of the reveal of a new operating system.
The iOS 10 release will mark a milestone for the iPhone and iPad operating system that last received a major overhaul with iOS 7. At this stage it is not clear if Apple plans to deliver a major new look for iOS 10 or if the company will focus on adding features to the iPhone and iPad like they did with iOS 8 and iOS 9.
As you look to the future to see what iOS 10 will bring the iPhone 7 later this year and what an iOS 10 update could bring to your device we want to outline what you can expect and what you need to know about this process.
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- WWDC 2016 Dates Rumored
- Potential iOS 10 Features
- iOS 10 Beta Speculation
- iOS 10 Release Date Rumors
- iOS 10 Compatible Device Expectations
Based on Apple’s traditional upgrade and release cycle we are filling you in on what you can expect in 2016. Keep in mind that Apple is not bound to traditions, and we’ve seen the company shift times and plans slightly over the past two years. Overall this is a good early look at what you need to know about the iOS 10 update right now.
iOS 10 Announcement WWDC 2016 Dates
A new report outlines the potential date for the iOS 10 update reveal, highlighting potential WWDC 2016 dates for Apple's annual developer conference. Each June Apple invites developers to Moscone Center in San Francisco to introduce a new iOS and OS X update that traditionally arrives in the fall.
MacRumors analyzed the Moscone Center calendar and discovered that there is only one opening in the schedule for June that would accommodate Apple's traditional timing for WWDC.
The publication suggests that the WWDC 2016 dates are likely June 13-17. There is nothing from Apple on the calendar, but with an open bracket in June it makes sense that this is when we will see the company host developers to share a look at the future of iOS 10 and a new version of OS X.
If WWDC 2016 is this week we can expect to see it start with a keynote that introduces iOS 10 officially on June 13th at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern. Assuming Apple sticks to the script that they've used for the past several years.