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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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  • 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.

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iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

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iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

The iOS 10 Messages app is completely new with changes to emoji, app access, stickers, and all kinds of upgrades to the way you communicate with other users. There is even an invisible ink option.

When in messages you can see videos you get play in line while you keep talking. Videos now also play inline in Safari. When you tap the camera icon you immediately see what is in front of your screen.

The iOS 10 Emoji are three times bigger in the transcript and you now see Emoji predictions when you type. After you type a message you can tap the emoji keyboard and iOS 10 highlights words you can substitute emoji for.

New Bubble effects allow you to shout or whisper when you send a message and there are even full screen animation options when you really need to impress. An invisible ink sending option hides what someone is saying until you swipe.

iPhone users can send handwritten messages, taps with Digital touch and share a heartbeat. When someone shares something awesome you can reply with a tap-back by tapping on message to share a special short reply.

There are now stickers and you can doodle and draw on photos you take to really spice up your messages. You may not need other keyboards to deliver all your creativity. 

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