All Features of iOS 10 Explained


All Features of iOS 10 Explained

Apple has come up with its new feature-rich iOS update, namely iOS 10. Here we have explained all iOS 10 features.

Apple has come up with its new feature-rich iOS update, namely iOS 10. Here we have explained all iOS 10 features.

All Features of iOS 10 Explained

To start with the basics, iOS is the popular acronym used for iPhone Operating System, manufactured and distributed solely for Hardware churned out by Apple Inc, USA.  As a mobile operating system, iOS is gaining momentum in terms of sales with each passing day. It has been a keen competitor of Android mobile operating system by Google.

With expanding sales of iconic hardware devices like IPad, IPhone, IPad Mini and IPod touch, the launch of any new iOS version is watched closely  not only by tech enthusiasts across the globe but by everyday users of the products as well. Most recently Apple has launched the latest version: iOS10. Let us see what was new in this launch; what got thumbs up and which features failed to score.

Principle behind policy

The launch of iOS 10 was advertised as the grandest release in the history of iOS. However, quite contrary to the claims, most tech-specialists across the world were quite disappointed with the release. Reportedly, they couldn't find any trendsetting feature in this version. But as per Apple officials, this launch was more of a stock taking of developments done by apple so far. In this sprint Apple concentrated more on correcting faults, consolidating earlier features and redefining the existing.

Was it all that dull?

Despite disappointments, it would be grossly unfair to assume that the launch of iOS 10 was a dud.  Developments in this stint might not have been new but it was definitely crucial in terms of elevating user-experience. For example, Apple Maps were integrated with user-interface redesign lab to constitute enhanced graphic parity among the family of major apps. Many other enhancements similar to this have got users and technocrats discussing the vitality of iOS as an evolving operating system.

The evolution of Home App

The evolution of Home App continued its progress fervently during this session. The home app is the manifestation of Apple's approach towards the rapidly growing phenomenon of Internet of Things. Home App is primarily an interface that connects and guides its users to control Home equipment and gadgets. For example Apple, iOS 10 will have a remote control application for Apple TV that replicates the entire functioning of the actual device.

Apple's Response to user Feedback

It would not be an over-statement to say that some of the tech-experts are actually content with the fact that in this sprint Apple has taken steps to mitigate longstanding user-demands. For example, the lock screen feature was enhanced with 3D touch technology to ease user experience. It was also alleviated with the ‘raise to wake' feature. This interactive feature came as a response to the iPhone 6S community complaining about the fingerprint sensor being too quick in its response.

Feature launched for TV OS but not for iPhone

Amidst many goods, disappointments crept in when Apple introduced ‘Dark Mode', a potential power saver for its recently born tvOS but kept the same feature absent from iOS. This was despite requests coming in large numbers from iOS users.

Widgets still lacked larger usability

Although the lock screen features were improved, Apple did not provide widget support to its home screen. With Android already supporting this feature the exclusion by Apple, which seemed deliberate was beyond explanation for many of the gadget analysts.

Failure to update keypads

Improved efforts were exhibited towards improving the prediction of words through intelligent analysis of writing patterns. However, what baffled the experts was Apple's apparent lethargy towards introducing features that are already present in their competitor's OS. Two features that were predominantly missing were swiped keyboard and ‘one-handed mode'.  These absences snowballed in particular to generate a sense of discontent among the iPhone users.

Notification System was not revamped

At a comparative level, users and experts both agree upon the fact that Notification system in iOS is still lagging behind Android considerably. No substantial efforts were seen from apple to reduce this lag.

Absence of 'File Manager'

Professional reviewers are of the opinion that file messenger would serve as a big incentive as far as making laptop users migrating to iPad pro is concerned.  However, that initiative was not evident in this launch.

With all these good and not-so-good changes flowing next to each other Gadget experts and Trade Analysts are still hoping for the best synthesis to occur as the final version of iOS 10 has not yet been launched.  What was presented to the audience was the Beta Version of the OS with a three months buffer attached to it. In these three months, Apple is expected to improve most of its functionalities that were not a hit. These fixes which are anticipated to appear before the launch of iPhone 7 are surely a silver lining for all iOS users.