iOS 10 hands on

With a host of new features, many of which go more than just skin deep, iOS 10 will bring loads of new functionality to iPhones and iPads. We got the developer beta up and running to get a look at all the new iOS 10 features in action, and caught it all on video to share with you. Get a glimpse of the iPhone’s future in our iOS hands-on video.

The most obvious changes are to the lock screen, which becomes much more functional in iOS 10, and to the wildly updated Messages app, which gets a load of colorful features that bring Apple’s app closer to parity with competitors like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. If you been dying to tart up your iMessages with rich multimedia and giant emoji, you’re in luck!

The Photos and Maps apps are getting powerful new features, too. Apple Music and Apple News will benefit from new, streamlined designs. And the new Home app finally brings full control of HomeKit-compatible devices to your iPhone.

A deeper look at new features in iOS 10

Obviously we couldn’t cover everything in our iOS 10 hands on video, but we hope we gave you enough of a taste to get you excited about Apple’s next mobile OS.

Check the links below for a more in-depth look at what’s new in iOS 10.

  • Messages gets great new features: From “bubble effects” to “instant emojification,” Apple’s most-used app gets with the program.
  • Siri is coming to more apps: Apple is opening up Siri to third-party apps, so you can expect to see a lot more of the AI assistant.
  • RAW image capture: iOS 10 lets you capture RAW image files, as long as you’re using an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE or 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
  • Never lose your car again: iOS 10 automatically register the location where you parked your car (at least for some autos – it appears your ride will need built-in Bluetooth to be compatible with this new feature.
  • Delete Apple apps you don’t want: For the first time, iOS will let you get rid of built-in Apple apps you don’t use.

iOS 10 is available for developers now, with a public beta coming in July. The final, polished version will be released this fall, undoubtedly around the time of the iPhone 7.

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