Apple fans are on their toes for September, when the OEM will finally roll out the rounded up variant of iOS 10, alongside a new iPhone model.
Meanwhile, the company keeps machine gunning new iOS 10 betas in an attempt to polish all the rough edges of the software before the official unveil.
This is the seventh beta the developer rolls out to both public testers and developers. Keep in mind that when looking at the version number of the public beta, it always stays one digit behind the developer version, making the latest iOS 10 beta the sixth public beta to come out.
Apple did not say anything about updates for other OS, such as watchOS, tvOS or macOS. To check out if the over-the-air beta is available for your device, go to the Settings section, Software Update on your iPhone or iPad and update manually if necessary.
Some experts urge caution from users, as some bugs can still be expected at this stage. To put it bluntly, users should install the public beta on their main phone at their own risk, as there is a small chance to render the device useless.
So, what’s new in this iOS 10 everyone is talking about?
For one thing, the upcoming OS brings a major revamping of Siri, with third-party integrations to boot. Keep in mind that the integration will not be obvious in the betas, as third-party developers did not roll out iOS 10 apps yet. However, the reshaping of Siri could leave its mark on how users are tapping into their iPhones’ capabilities.
Apple has redrawn the lock screen so that iPhone owners will find their way easier among the rich notifications that display tiny live widgets.
The Photos app will get an update featuring intelligent photo albums and deep learning categorization.
Other areas that are getting a boost in capability and/or design are Apple Maps, Apple Music, HomeKit and the Phone app. Last, but definitely not least, the iPhone manufacturer has announced that the Messages app will come packed with a lot new possibilities, such as an emojify creator, message effects, link previews, third-party extensions and feedback on messages resembling the one on Slack.
The official version of the much awaited iOS 10 is expected to hit the large consumer base in September, and until the day comes we must rely on a bit of patience.
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