iOS 10 Release Date Details & Compatibility

Apple just announced iOS 10, the new iPhone iPad software that is coming to your Apple iOS devices this year. You can already install the iOS 10 beta and a public beta is coming next month ahead of a fall iOS 10 release date that will likely arrive alongside a new iPhone.

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This is a very big update for fans of Apple Music and it delivers a good upgrade to smart home features.

This is a look at what you need to know about the iOS 10 update that is coming from Apple later this year. We’ll fill you in on what iPhones and iPads will get iOS 10 and other important details that iPhone owners need to consider including new features

iPhone and iPad users are currently running iOS 9.3.2 and we will see iOS 9.3.3 in the near future. There is a chance that Apple will deliver an iOS 9.4 update before iOS 10, but Apple is only talking about iOS 10.

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.

What you need to know about the iOS 10 release date.

What you need to know about the iOS 10 release date.

Apple announced iOS 10 in June, and it is coming to a lot of devices later this year. You can already try it out on iPhone and iPad.

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The iOS 10 release marks a milestone for the iPhone and iPad operating system that last received a major overhaul with iOS 7. iOS 10 is a mix of new features and new looks that users will notice.

Apple announced the iOS 10 release date at WWDC 2016, sharing three very important dates for users.

The iOS 10 release date is in the fall. Apple did not announce a specific date, but you can expect it within a few days of the iPhone 7 release date.

There is a developer iOS 10 beta release date that arrived today, allowing users to try out the new iOS 10 features if they install a special profile or register as a developer. Most users will be better off waiting until July.

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What you need to know about iOS 10 release dates and compatibility.

What you need to know about iOS 10 release dates and compatibility.

Apple confirmed an public iOS 10 beta release date for July, when you will be able to install an early version on your iPhone or iPad without any hoops to jump through.

What devices will support the iOS 10 update? We will likely know the iOS 10 compatible devices list in June at WWDC, when Apple should offer the first betas. With iOS 9 Apple offered support for more devices than anticipated, but it is unlikely that every device capable of running iOS 9 will work on iOS 10.

This list highlights the Apple devices that will work with iOS 10.iPhone 5

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Pro 9.7″
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPod touch 6th gen
  • iPod touch 5th gen

Even those older devices that can run iOS 10 will not see all features. With iOS 9.3 Apple chose not to offer support for Night Shift to the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad mini.

Expect to see some iOS 10 features only available on an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, a wide range of features on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and from there support could taper off for some new features, even if the devices support iOS 10.

What’s New in iOS 10.1

What's New in iOS 10.1

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What's New in iOS 10.1

This is a list of what's new in iOS 10.1, including new features like Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus and a number of important fixes for the iPhone and iPad. 

 


 

Camera and Photos


 

  • Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
  • People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
  • Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
  • Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
  • Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library

Maps

 


  • Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
  • Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
  • Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes

Messages

 


  • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
  • Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
  • Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch

 


  • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
  • Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
  • Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
  • Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

Other improvements and fixes

 


  • Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
  • Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
  • Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the "Show iTunes Purchases" setting is turned off
  • Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
  • Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
  • Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
  • Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
  • Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
  • Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
  • Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
  • Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
  • Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
  • Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup
  • For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:  https://support.apple.com/HT201222 

Keep reading to check out the iOS 10 features and iOS 10.1 features that these updates offer.

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