iOS 10, Siri, coding to iPad, Maps and Music, watchOS 3 speeds up, HomeKit device control


Image from Gizmodo's 'all you need to know about iOS 10 page.
Image from Gizmodo’s ‘all you need to know about iOS 10′ page.

Apple Previews iOS 10, the ‘biggest iOS release ever’ — Apple has just previewed iOS 10, the biggest release ever of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, featuring a huge update to Messages that delivers more expressive and animated ways to message friends and family, like stickers and full-screen effects. iOS 10 introduces the ability for Siri to do more by working with apps, beautifully redesigned Maps, Photos, Apple Music® and News apps, and the Home app, delivering a simple and secure way to manage home automation products in one place. iOS 10 opens up incredible opportunities to developers with Siri, Maps, Phone and Messages. Here is Apple’s full iOS 10 press release. The new version opens Siri to developers, adds more device categories to HomeKit, and more.
Messages gains rich links, 3X bigger emojis, bubble effects & third-party app integration. Plus powerful new Siri capabilities and Single Sign-On are coming to Apple TV.

Apple brings coding to the iPad with Swift Playground — Introduced as a new way for children to learn how to code, Apple will bring its Swift programming language to iPad with Swift Playground, a touch-friendly way for beginners to grasp the basics.

Apple Music gets redesign in iOS 10 and Maps open to developers — Apple’s Maps and Music services will gain new functionality and and new looks with the upcoming launch of iOS 10, the company announced at WWDC on Monday. In particular, Maps will gain in-app functionality with third-party extensions, while Music has a cleaner design that simplifies playback and discovery.

watchOS 3 will be the solution to most of our Apple Watch problems  The Apple Watch’s biggest problems are its apps, namely the time it takes for them to load, and the limited features developers are allowed to bake in. Apple is fixing these issues with a major overhaul to watchOS, coming this fall as a free upgrade for all Apple Watch owners. Here’s the full Apple press release.

Apple debuts ‘Home’ app for HomeKit device control — At its Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple introduced a dedicated “Home” iOS app for manual control over HomeKit accessories from iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

No new hardware. At all. 

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