Apple will release the final version of iOS 10 to the public on September 13. The company made the announcement as part of its September 7 product event.
According to Arstechnica, iOS 10 makes wide-ranging changes to the way the Operating System looks and works; the lock screen, notifications, Control Center to name a few which have all been substantially rejiggered. CallKit gives VoIP app makers the ability to look and work just like Apple’s built-in Phone and FaceTime apps, while SiriKit gives developers some hooks into Apple’s virtual assistant.
The iMessage app has gotten a big overhaul not only is it getting its own mini-App Store, but it has also been remade in the mold of richer and more fun platforms like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
The update drops support for a handful of older iPhone hardware lncluding;
- iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, and 7 Plus.
- iPad 4, iPad Air, and iPad Air 2.
- Both iPad Pros.
- iPad Mini 2 and newer.
- Sixth-generation iPod Touch.