iOS 10 was announced back in June, but on September 7 Apple announced that it would roll out on September 13. Well, that date is here, and the next generation of iOS is rolling out to devices now. The iOS 10 software update is available through iTunes or as an over-the-air update for eligible devices.
Many devices qualify for the iOS 10 upgrade including the iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6s, and the upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The iPad Pro’s, iPad Air, Air 2, 4th Gen iPad, 3rd Gen iPad, iPad 2, iPad Mini 4, Mini 3, and Mini 2 will get the upgrade. Along with the 5th and 6th generation iPod Touches.
iOS 10’s biggest feature is Messages, more specifically iMessage. There is now a Messages App Store, with applications like Square, Open Table, Words with Freinds and many others creating a unique experience for it. You can also send iMessages with emotions like a slam or even with fireworks in the background.
Along with the significant updates to Messages, iOS 10 has a refreshed user interface which puts an emphasis on getting information quicker. Siri is smarter than ever and works with third party applications better. Photos will automatically create memory videos for you, and a new Home application is where you can control HomeKit enabled products.
iOS 10 is available as a free update today for all eligible iOS devices.