Apple officially announced top 10 features of upcoming iOS 10 at 27th annual Worldwide Developers Conference. It will be biggest release of iOS ever. There are lot of new features which will give you an extraordinary experience to Apple users.
Biggest features of brand new iOS 10 are as below-
1. Siri’s API now available for third party developers.
The biggest feature of iOS (voice assistance), Siri API will be available for third party developers. Therefore iOS developers can integrate it with other third party iOS apps. It’s voice assistant’s functionality will give a new class to apps. Apple users can also send text messages, voice mails, access Skype , authenticate transactions and many more.
2. Smarter keyboard with intelligent suggestions and multilingual typing.
Virtual keyboard in Apple phones will provide intelligent suggestions to users. Siri App will also help in this feature.The voice assistant can access current location, schedule automatic reminders, check your calendar, and now supports multilingual typing without needing to switch keyboard.
3. Redesigned Lock screen with interactive notifications.
Users will have a great experience of redesigned lock screen.OS will be capable of waking up iPhone the moment you picked it up. Notifications will also be interactive and users can make direct replies. Apple has also improved 3D touch functionality for whole bunch of apps. You can simply preview the content of apps using 3D touch functionality without accessing its (like email, sms etc). The supported apps will give you real time updates.
4. Enhanced Photos App with automatic movie creation, better sharing.
Apple will provide a enhanced Photo app because now it will be powered by advanced machine learning technology for enhanced facial recognition.Deep learning technology has been used to sense objects, both living and non-living in photos too. In enhanced photos app, there will be a new tab – Memories. This feature automatically categorizes related photos (e.g.holiday,family functions) and presents them in an intuitively arranged layout.
5. Better Apple map, third party extensions.
Apple Maps have been opened up to developers, who will be able to create extensions . Apple maps have been redesigned, and come with new features.You can slide up from the bottom of the iOS device’s screen, and get suggestions about everything from nearby restaurants,shopping complex, traffic updates and stores. Turn-by-turn navigation UI has been improved, and can be zoomed in/out to find out what lies ahead.
6. Overhauled music app having personalized suggestions.
iOS music app has a new design and in addition to standard sections (e.g. Playlists, Artists) includes a ‘Downloaded Music’ section. The new Apple Music app has another new sub-section – For You. It suggests you curated daily playlists, The ‘Connect’ section lets you get updates from artists you follow.The ‘Browse’ sub-section. It can be used to browse for artists, check their top-charting songs, and more. The app also includes better functionality to listen to radio stations.
7. Expended HomeKit framework for smarter home automation.
New app called ‘Home’ has been available under the Homekit framework The app includes a personalized experience and shows all your connected smart devices, which can be controlled right from the app. You can control brightness, issue Siri voice commands to automatically turn on/off lights. The app can be controlled via Apple Watch as well.
8. Voicemail transcription in Phone App.
Phone App has been updated and now includes new feature of Voicemail transcription. New APIs make it possible to integrate extra functionalities (For example- identifying spam numbers) to the phone app.
9. News app with automatic curation, breaking news updates.
In the last release of iOS, Apple introduced its News app that provide the functionality of reading news from a variety of publishers. Now iOS 10 comes with a redesigned News app that automatically curates stories into easy to access sections. The app will also serve breaking news updates.
10. Messages App with rich previews, emoji predictions.
Apple has opened up its iMessage app to developers. So now its possible to create animated stickers and GIFs , integrate Apple Pay and more. New version of messaging app supports rich hyperlinks with previews. Shared videos can be played right inside the app as well.You can also include emoji predictions, animated text bubbles and quick replies. It also has full-screen effects.