Apple today unveiled iOS 10 with a bunch of new features and enhancements. This includes features like a smarter Siri, improved camera app, a Dark mode, and more. Just like previous years, Apple will be releasing the final build of iOS 10 later this fall, likely alongside the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Until then, however, the company will be releasing beta versions of the OS for developers and public beta testers for testing purposes. The first developer preview of iOS 10 will be released later today, and we will see a few more beta builds drop before the final release of the OS later this fall. Apple will start the public beta test of iOS 10 from July.
iOS 10 supports the following devices:
- iPhone 5/5s/5c
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6/6s
- iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus
- 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- iPad Air/ Air 2
- iPad 4
- iPad mini 3/4
- iPod Touch 6th generation
The final release of iOS 10 will likely be released sometime in the third week of September, which means that we can see the final release of the OS drop on September 21. This is just a speculation on my part based on Apple’s release cycle for previous versions of the OS.
If you are a developer, you can head over to your developer account page on Apple’s website to download and install the beta. And if you want to sign up for Apple’s beta software program, you can do so from here.
iOS 10 comes with many major new features including a new HomeKit app, dark theme, a smarter and more powerful Siri with third-party app integration, and the ability to hide system apps.