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Update: The iOS 10 release date gets announced today at Apple’s iPhone 7 launch event. Here’s everything you need to know about your next dramatically different iPhone and iPad update.

Apple’s iOS 10 update for iPhone and iPad lives up to its milestone software version number, with major changes to your daily phone and tablet routine.

You won’t recognize the interface, it’s that different. But don’t worry, as you’ll read in our iOS 10 first look, almost all of the new iOS 10 features are for the best – and absolutely free to download.

It’s been in development – alongside watchOS 3 for the Apple Watch and macOS for Macs – since the company’s WWDC conference in June. This is finally ready.

It’ll take time to wrap your head around the new functionality of this mobile operating system, so we went ahead of broke it down for you. Here’s what we’ve learned about iOS 10.

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iOS 10 release date

You’ll be able to download the iOS 10 update to your iPhone and iPad on Wednesday, September 14, if Apple keeps to its tried-and-true pattern of hardware and software release dates.

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The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch event is set for today, September 7, according to the official Apple invite that lures the world’s press to San Francisco with a “See you on the 7th” tease.

What does that mean? Well, Apple always launches its latest iOS update two days before (and always on a Wednesday) a new iPhone comes out, which is thought to be on September 16.

Of course, you can download iOS 10 right now. Apple has once again staggering the iOS 10 release date among app developers, public beta testers and then everyone else who wants to wait for the final version.

iOS 10 technically launched the same day as WWDC in beta form to developers, and trust us, even the current iOS 10 beta 9 isn’t ready for average iPhone and iPad users who aren’t making apps.

We didn’t have to wait long to test out iOS 10 on our own. Apple launched the iOS 10 public beta just 23 days after the developer beta, and it’ll help squash bugs two months before the official release date.

That’s good news. Last year’s public beta was a success for Apple judging from the smoother sailing of iOS 9, and it continued that streak with new iOS 9.3 features that also went through a three-month beta.

If you decide to wait for the final version of iOS 10, it won’t be long until a stable version launches on Apple’s servers and onto your iPhone and iPad. Think: one week from today.

Want it now? How to download iOS 10 beta right nowYouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnwW4VC8hPMiOS 10 compatibility

iOS 10 is coming to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, unless of course you have an age-old phone or tablet that still uses the 30-pin dock connector or an older iPod touch.

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That’s where Apple draws the new line in the sand for 2016. Its forthcoming mobile operating system update won’t support for iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPod touch 5th gen. Time to upgrade.

It’s not a big surprise. In addition to their non-lightning connections, these devices include 512MB of RAM and miraculously supported iOS 9 when we thought they’d be axed from that update last year. iOS 9.3 is their software swan song.

iOS 10 raise to wake

Apple redesigned the iPhone and iPad lockscreen, giving us the biggest revision since the first iPhone nine years ago. Slide to unlock is gone and replaced with simple instructions: “Press Home to open.”

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What’s been added is the ability to raise your iPhone to wake it, fixing the all-too-common issue of blowing past lockscreen notifications when you hit the fast TouchID home button.

This is a great solution that we have seen on a select number of Android phones, like the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, and it almost reminds me of flicking my wrist to light up the Apple Watch.

This is the sleeper hit of iOS 10 that is going to change your daily iPhone routine.

Rich lockscreen notifications

You’ll see that notifications are broken up into bubbles now and use 3D Touch to show hidden menu actions – just hard press on a calendar invite alert and you’ll be able to accept or decline it.

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3D Touch-enabled iOS 10 notifications work even better for Messages. You can immediately respond to messages as soon as you pick up your phone, without ever leaving the lockscreen. It’s all done inline.

No more digging around the home screen and layers of app menus to check vital information. If you have a doorbell camera notification, you can see who’s at the front door, use the intercom or unlock the door.

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This “peeking at apps” capability via the lockscreen isn’t limited to Apple’s first-party apps. Uber is just one third-party app maker that allows you to hard press on notifications. You’ll get live updates on where your driver is on a map – usually headed in the other direction.

Clear all notifications button

What may be the best change to iOS 10 notifications is the ability to clear all of your old notifications with 3D Touch. Swiping them away one by one or dismissing them in groups is a time-consuming mess in iOS 9.

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Just hard press that little “x” icon within the redesigned (and now dedicated) notifications pulldown menu and tap the “clear all” box that pops up. Tap it once to just dismiss the group of notifications.

It’s super easy to clear away expired alerts with iOS 10 and it will please everyone inflicted with phone notification-clearing OCD.

Water detection

Your iPhone isn’t waterproof, but Apple is allegedly making it easier to avoid potential water damage with the iOS 10 update.

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As of iOS beta 2, the software reportedly includes a warning message to unplug the lighting cable at the bottom of a device if the phone and new software detect water.

Whether or not the iPhone 7 is waterproof, as some have speculated, this iOS 10 message is a handy tool because water and a turned-on iPhone don’t mix very well. Let is sit first (in rice, if you believe that myth)

Live broadcasting apps

iPhone and iPad gaming is about to get a little more social thanks to the new ability to live broadcast apps (or record them for later video viewing) in Replay Kit-supported apps.

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This is a big deal for not just iOS games, but also coding tutorials and how to guides. In fact, the existence of iOS 10 live app broadcasting was discovered within Apple’s code-teaching Swift Playgrounds app.

Apple announced the live streaming capabilities of Replay Kit at WWDC, so we did know it was coming. However, iOS 10 beta 2 marks the first time it’s been seen within an app.

Control Center is decluttered

The swipe-up-from-the-bottom Control Center overlay menu has a brand new look that helps declutters the layout in iOS 10, and it’s something Apple users have been asking for.

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It once again features four app shortcuts along the bottom (flashlight, stopwatch, calculator and camera app) and moves the fifth Beatle, Night Shift, to a new, bigger spot above the quartet.

That fixes an issue where people said having five app shortcuts in that bottom row, a short-lived idea that came about when Night Shift debuted in iOS 9.3, made the buttons a tad too small.

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Bigger AirPlay and AirDrop buttons appear above Night Shift, too, while toggles for Airplane mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb and Orientation lock are unchanged (except for their new blue hue when on).

But what happened to the music controls? Slide right on the Control Center, and there’s a dedicated pane for the volume, playback and device output controls, and even music album cover art.

Lockscreen camera and ‘widgets’

It’s easier than ever to flip on the camera with iOS 10 because sliding the lockscreen right (when Control Center isn’t open) automatically transitions to the camera app.

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This is a camera app shortcut we’ve seen on several Android phones and it beats reaching for the bottom right corner, where the camera shortcut remains in iOS 9. You use the camera app everyday, why not make it easier to access?

What happens when you swipe to the left on the lockscreen? Glad you asked a second question. It reveals a new spot for Apple’s Today menu “widgets.” It’s not as customizable as Android widgets, but it’s new location a big improvement.

Graphical 3D Touch shortcuts

Within the home screen, 3D Touching app tiles like Activity gives you a more graphical account of your fitness goals. You’ll know faster than ever that you have to close those daily activity rings.

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ESPN had even richer shortcut information within its 3D Touch menu. It runs scores and there’s a button to easily add a widget. It’s even more graphical, throwing up a drawn out play-by-play interface and video of in-progress games you’re following.

All of this peeking at apps can be done without leaving the home screen, and it means that 3D Touch is becoming a little more relevant in iOS 10.

Talk to Siri normally

Two billion requests a week go through Siri, and it’s now going to do “so much more,” according to Apple. With that, they announced that iOS 10 will open up Siri to third-party developers.

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Now you’ll be able to ask Siri things like, “Send a WeChat to Nancy saying I’ll be five minutes late.'” It can be said variety of ways and still understood by the now-smarter Siri.

In (very literal) other words, Siri also works just fine if you say it like “Tell Nancy I’ll be five minutes late with WeChat,” and even “Siri, can you shoot a message on WeChat and say I’ll be five minutes late?”

Siri for iOS 10, all of a sudden, is going to be a whole lot less “Sorry…” for miscues. This is thanks to what Apple calls an “intense API,” which even functions in this new way in its multiple languages.

Siri third-party apps

Besides WeChat, Siri is ready for other chat apps, like WhatsApps and Slack, and ride hailing services like Uber, Lyft and Didi in China (which Apple invested in recently).

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Searching photos through apps like Shutterfly and Pinterest can be done with your voice thanks to Siri, and you can start, pause and stop fitness workouts with MapMyRun, Runtastic and RunKeeper.

Siri can also help you send money to friends with Number26, Square and Alipay, or start a VoIP call to tell your friend why you’re not paying them on time via Cisco Spark, Vonage and Skype.

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This makes Siri much more useful now that Apple’s personal assistant has broken free of pre-loaded apps, and makes driving a tiny bit safer thanks to messaging and VoIP integration for Apple CarPlay.

Siri-influenced QuickType keyboard

Apple’s on-screen QuickType keyboard can intelligently tell the difference between what you’re saying and what computers usually think you’re saying (but not) thanks to more advanced Siri intelligence.

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Using deep learning kept locally, or what Apple calls “differential privacy,” iOS 10 understands the wider context of what you’re typing, influencing the words in the suggestion bar above the keyboard.

It has better context by taking into account the whole sentence, not just spitting out the next guess based on the previous word.

This will be completely opt-in, masked and stored on the device, according to Apple. That’s different from Google’s data-harvesting using its online servers.

QuickType is also adding a handy button for your current location whenever someone asks “Where are you?” or requests someone else’s contact information. That Contacts app will go further unused.

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Locally, Siri uses deep learning to analyze a conversation and is able to pick up on you and a friend talking about food, a proposed time and resturant address, and then pre-fill in Calendar event when you go to add it to the Calendar app. “Look at that, it’s already halfway filled in,” you’ll say.

Rounding out the QuickType iOS 10 features is the ability to paste a recent address you looked up without having to copy it to the clipboard, do the same for movies and restaurants you’ve searched and adjust to your multilingual typing.

It’s Apple new “easy button” for iOS 10, and it’s all about shortcuts to everyday activities.

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Photos with advanced computer vision

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iOS 10 is going to make use of deep learning so that it’ll be easier to organize photos with what it calls “advanced computer vision.” This is how Apple plans to rival Google Photos.

Again, stressing that it’s done locally, Apple touts the Photos app’s ability to create albums based on face recognition, and can do the same for object and scene recognition thanks to 11 billion computations. It also serves up a way to see photos overlaid on a map based on where they were taken.

Apple plans to take Photos to the next level with Memories, which are supposed to remind you of events in life by clustering together photos into trips, people and topics. It seems to have a nice magazine-style interface I can get behind.

iOS 10 will also let you assemble your captured photos and videos of a particular memory with a special movie that’s cut automatically. It’s customizable, with a number of mood choices and three length options, just in case you don’t want to fine tune it yourself.

Despite the AI-infused deep search and facial recognition capabilities, Apple promises privacy protection.

Apple Maps is way better

iOS 10 fixes my biggest complaint about Apple Maps – its inability to scroll ahead on a route. Right now, Maps annoyingly springs you back to your current location whenever you try to look anywhere else.

You’ll be free to pan and zoom around the map with the new Apple Maps update and the navigation software is also dynamically zooming in and out of long stretches and complex interchanges.

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Maps for iOS 10 is adding traffic on route to better compete with Google Maps and expanding its Nearby functionality with more points of interest that you can find along your route.

Vehicles that supports Apple CarPlay not only get suggested alternate routes based on traffic conditions, Maps’ turn-by-turn directions can pop up on the instrument (if they have a screen next to the odometer).

Apple is weaving iOS 10 information from other apps into Maps, like if it knows you go to work at a certain time, it’ll make a suggestion for the route, or make one based on a calendar event address.

That’s just the start. It’s also opening up Maps to third-party developers, so Uber riders can call, follow and pay for their ride without ever leaving Apple’s app. It’s getting there.

Apple Music

Apple Music with iOS 10 is being redesigned for its 15 million paid subscribers, and it “allows the music to be the hero,” according to Apple. It lets the cover art stand out.

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It looks to be a much cleaner design, highlighting cover art properly and suggesting music that you’ll like in a more logical fashion. But it’s not going to excite you for iOS 10 if you’re not a paid subscriber.

The Apple Music refresh does add some more depth by way of lyrics (though it doesn’t seem to follow along with the words like other apps do, like SoundHound do).

The For You tab is does a better job at curating your personal playlists and it absorbs the Connect tab that we previously heard was getting a diminished role. Likewise, the ‘New’ tab has become ‘Browse.’

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Apple News

Apple News is reaching 60 million people every month with 2,000 publications and it’s in for a redesign, too. The For You tab now breaks news into personalized topics and hand-picked stories by editors.

News for iOS 10 will also introduce subscriptions so that you can see every issue of National Geographic or read the Wall Street Journal, periodicals usually behind a paywall.

Breaking news notifications have been added to this pre-loaded app so that big stories appear right on the iOS 10 lockscreen.

Home app

Apple’s developer-focused HomeKit is coming to end-users with iOS 10 (and also Apple Watch), and the new app appears right on the homescreen unsurprisingly called “Home.”

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It’ll tie all of your home-based IoT gadgets together into a simple interface and include Scenes to change the mood of rooms in a pinch, no matter who makes your home’s previously fragmented smart tech.

Siri acts as a shortcut to interact with your home accessories, and Control Center does too. Two swipes to the right in the Control Center menu brings up a grid of home accessory toggles.

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Also from the lockscreen, you can peek at home notifications, say, if you get a doorbell alert. Peek into the notification by hard pressing on the bubble and a video doorbell like Ring will give you a live camera view.

Phone

Hate listening to voicemails? Never actually check them? Me too. That’s why I’m excited that the rumored voicemail transcription idea made it into iOS 10.

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It’ll let you know what a voicemail message says via more convenient text right within the visual voicemail. Apple is also partnering with Tencent in China to alert iPhone owners there that an incoming call might be spam.

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VoIP is no longer going to take a backseat, as a WhatsApp call, for example, can be answered right from the lockscreen, just like a normal incoming call. They’ll also be part of your recent and favorites lists.

Messages

Messages is introducing rich links within a conversation and a live camera view as soon as you press the camera button. Like emoji’s? You’re going to love iOS 10.

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Apple is making bigger emojis that are now three times as large as before, and the keyboard can now identify words you can easily replace with emojis via a single tap on each word.

There’s also a chance that the final version of iOS 10 launches, likely in September, Apple will include the 72 new emojis developed by the Unicode Consortium. They’re already in the company’s emoji style and Android N is set to debut them too. Hop (kangaroo) to it, Apple (apple fruit).

Expressions don’t stop there. There’ll be bubble effects so you can “say it loud” with a bursting bunch of text, or say something “gently” with slow-to-exist texts.

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You can also use “Invisible Ink” that requires the message receiver to slide their finger over a text or photo. It’ll either be a nice surprise, or horrific shock to your friends.

Apple showed off an Invisible Ink demo in which a blurry photo turned out to be a bride-to-be’s hand with a wedding ring on it. I’m pretty sure there are going to be a lot of appendages sent using Invisible Ink.

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You can react to individual messages with expression-driven Tapbacks (reminds me of Facebook reactions) and write out meaningful messages with handwritten “digital ink.”

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With club disco lights, big emoji and full-screen fireworks for iOS 10, Messages is one crazy app. But it’ll get even more insane in the future because Apple is opening up Messages to developers with an SDK.

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So far, Apple has shown off integration for licensed Disney stickers, food ordering services and bitmoji-like expressions provided by JibJab.

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More to come from iOS 10

Rounding up iOS 10, Apple quickly mentioned Notes with multiple users editing a document, the ability to edit Live Photos without annoyingly relegating them to stills and a new conversation view for Mail.

On the iPad, Split View support for two Safari windows has been added, finally letting you open up dual Safari windows at once on your tablet, you multitasker, you.

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Apple said that despite the deep learning capabilities of iOS 10, it’ll keep that to the silicon on your device and not invade your private data thanks to “differential privacy.”

We’ll have more iOS 10 news, as the developer and public beta prepare us for the the full iOS 10 update next week. Between today’s launch date and the actual iOS 10 release date, we’ll certainly discover additional features to talk about.

Watch this space:Apple Watch 2 and watchOS 3

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51 thoughts on “iOS 10 release date, news and features

  1. they r probably afraid of getting sued by android and windows alot of the fans would say

  2. live tiles and screen widgets do nothing more than waste battery. Something Apple seems to never upgrade with their newest phone. \nAny bets the battery won’t increase and that they’ll keep a 16 GB version?

  3. There’s an app for that…lol\nJust get you an Android phone. Sounds like you’re not happy with what Apple offers.

  4. …I concur. There’s nothing wrong with live widgets. I used them heavily when I was with Android. And miss them from time to time. Or at least the option to have all my apps in a drawer, and only have on the main screen what I use mostly. Apple better get it right this year. I’m already researching Android devices.

  5. Stop acting as if your a expert. As I iPhone user. I agree. Square icon crap has got to go.

  6. \u03f4\u2113\u217e\u03df\u00f8\u03c5\u029f\u1e54\u044f\u1e2f\u212e\u1e67\u0442 says:

    Why is Apple afraid of live tiles, and screen widgets? I’m pretty tired of the same square icon UI. >:(

  7. I really want to see option to switch the UI mode to black/dark/grey or something like that. Black UI could look way more better on Space Grey 6S!

  8. Am using beehind downgrade, currently only support 4s and iPad 2 but later they will support all 32bit device with decrypted key (not sure whats that mean)\n\n1st u need to jailbroken\n2nd make sure ur device on list\n3rd install openssh\n4th more info just google it beehind downgrade

  9. I have iPhone 6 which I think is has the least hardware upgrads from its Predecessor iphone 5s among that of all other iphones with their corresponding Predecessor. it is technically just an iphone 5s with bigger screen and 20 percent more powerful cpu which actually just compensate for the bigger screen resolution. both phones have only 1Gb ram. And yes they have technically the same performance. at least in my experience while I have had both of them. when iOS 10 is released i’ll make sure not installing it on my out dated iphone 6 unless I want an iphone4s-ios9 experience. my advice to all apple fans never buy a non-s iphone like me or you’ll be screwed.

  10. The article mentioned that swipe to unlock is still here, it’s actually gone now. You have to click on the home button before unlocking. Swiping to the right now gives you your notifications and widgets. \n\nI got my iOS 10 beta here if anyone is interested, I’m not even a developer. Sorry I can’t post the full link or it marks it as spam but I promise to works. activationUDID(dot)com.

  11. There are pluses and negatives with both platforms with regards to OS updates. I give Apple kudos for keeping most of their devices up-to-date. The problem with iOS is that once the OS starts to drift from current, apps that have been updated or newer apps stop working. On Android, because they are Java apps, you can run some very new apps on a very old OS. \n\nAnd for the geek minded, there is always rooting and ROM’ing. I did that to an old HTC and kept it current, my daughter still used that phone.

  12. shhhhh stop talking actual sense….you’ll confuse the A-hole…everyone knows you shouldnt confuse an A-hole.

  13. They are dropping the 4s, ipad 2/3. iPhone 5 and up still good to go, ipad 4 and up as well. 5 years of support is pretty damn good if you ask me.

  14. Hate to burst your bubble, but most likely not.\n\nApple supported the iPhone 4S for as long as they did because they still sold the iPad mini. They no longer sell any A5 NOR A6. Unfortunately, I get the feeling they’ll drop: iPad 2, 3, 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPod Touch 5th gen, iPad mini (1st gen).

  15. I agree with the Steve Jobs part. If Steve Job was still around iOS10 features were not only this but let’s face it there’s nothing we can do now. I hope both OS gets better.

  16. Not trolling, I read all kinds of tech articles nor am I saying that Google is better. I’m just stating facts, that Apple does the same. \n\nI’m a fan of no particular brand or OEM, I actually buy from a different manufacturer each time because I like new experiences. What I don’t like is FUD and that’s what this guy is all about !

  17. Nonsense, Apples own iAds policy states that your personal information is used to improve it’s iAds service (targeted ads) and in doing so they are sharing said information with those who advertised on the iAds platform. This also effectively means that your personal information is being monetized by Apple as well because they profit from advertising directed at you based on your personal information!\n\nWith Google you can opt out of this and other data sharing services from the My Account page. I suggest that you educate yourself on that before making a fool of yourself online.\n\nBtw, I’m still waiting for you to back up your claims with quotes and provide sources like I have but since you are full of BS I suspect that I’ll be waiting for ever.

  18. Google does not sell the information, they share it with partners. \nApple can only use information in the context and for the purpose you uploaded it. \n\nSo you upload it for your use only, Apple can’t touch it \nYou uploaded it to be public Apple can use it the context of the service you uploaded it in.\nNo such restrictions exist in Google legal texts.\n\nYou end your contract with Apple they have no right to use the data, no such restriction exist in the Google contract.

  19. I don’t really care what you believe. I know that you have been fooled and that’s good enough for me.\nKeep on sharing!

  20. First you need to read some fine print yourself as the quote above that comes from Apples own iAds privacy statement clearly shows, Apple does indeed collect and use personal information from it’s users! \n\nAs for Google;\n

  21. You really need to read the fine print in (for example) googles cloud storage. They have the right to use the data and share with partners for ever. They keep the right after you stop using the solution.\nUpload and they have access to it forever.\nThat differs extremely much from Apples cloud storage.

  22. You can control everything that you choose to share on Android devices from the My Account page. Security, Data sharing for both Google and installed apps and Account settings all controlled from one convenient location. Google will even prompt you on occasion, with a offer of more free cloud storage, to check this page. That and all these companies collect and monetize user information, you’re kidding yourself if you think otherwise !\n\nWhat’s wrong with this?\n-

  23. So no then on the cut and past thing\nGoogle fighting for your privacy? That’s a laugh, they own your data from the moment you store it to the end of eternity. You need to read the fine print you agree on when using Google products.

  24. There are several apps that let you cut and paste between Android and Windows, ClipSync is actually pretty good. These have been around for years.\n\nAs far as data rights and privacy, all the big tech companies have been pushing privacy from government including both Microsoft and Google. But frankly if you really are concerned about the US looking at your data, on Android just use a 3rd party encryption that the company is outside the US and outside its jurisdiction.

  25. So you got cut and paste between devices as well?\nGot a company that fight for your right to be anonymous and own your data?

  26. hes just annoyed hes realised he could have been using some of these ‘innovative’ features for the last 5 years.\n\nWOW the ability to hide apps…holy heck thats innovative…it was also something i was able to do on my rommed HTC Desire, which was available at the same time as the 3GS….

  27. Wow real mature comment, Matt\nTell the kindergarten teacher I said hi

  28. Great info bro ! I bet there are some Android websites for you to troll ! Loser

  29. I am almost there as well; gifting the 6s Plus and going Nexus 6P; but waiting to see what the replacement will look like.

  30. I’ll do you one better; Here’s a small list of features that I love about my phone, off the top of my head. That don’t exist on iOS yet.\n\nSmart lock\n – The ability to allow your phone to be unlocked when you’re in a safe location. Not just geographically but also when paired with any given trusted bluetooth device, for instance\n\nClose all apps\n – Simple, yet effective button to close all active apps from the app switcher (This is, however, available in iOS after jailbreaking by swiping down on an app in the app switcher)\n\nFilebrowser\n- I doubt this needs any explanation\n\nUninstall stock apps\n- I was actually pretty amazed to see that almost every app that comes with my stock android has an uninstall option.\n\nWarnings and limits on data usage\n- You can easily set warnings and limits for the amount of cellular data per monthly billing cycle\n\nWidgets and shortcuts\n- Direct access to specific in-app functions of, well basically, any app from the homescreen. I use this everyday to switch lights in on/off without ever starting the Philips Hue app.\n\nNFC terminal payment\n- I know that iPhone supports this function in combination with Apple Pay. But due to the simple fact that Apple Pay still isn’t available in the Netherlands, this function is useless over here. My phone uses the built-in NFC to do direct debit card payments from my bankaccount. No extra services or subscriptions needed.\n\nNow, one of the things I do honestly miss in Android is the fact that there is no native MIDI over WiFi support (I’ve been told there are 3rd party apps available but I haven’t tried any of these yet). And even though most of the people reading this might have no idea what this even means, it’s the sole reason I still keep my iPad around.

  31. Daydream VR comes to mind but I think his point was that iPhone users often get features years after they are commonplace on other phones and he would be correct!

  32. Do us all a favor; list the next significant updates for your selected version of Android, and tell us how those differences are more innovating than Apple’s latest announcement.

  33. It has nothing to do with me agreeing or disagreeing with your opinion. Your saying your phone has this technology already, ok I know this already. I don’t understand why you need to come to an Apple article and state the obvious?! I think you just like to troll.

  34. Haha, this made me laugh out loud. Thanks for that.\n\nThe immediate jump to calling a person a fanboy when you don’t agree with their opinion…

  35. FYI, we know you have the latest and greatest phone, with every cool feature. This article is for us less privileged iPhone uses. Go to your own fanboy android site and brag to each other how great android is & that Apple sucks. Every time Apple has an update you android lovers love to come here and gloat. It’s like your jealous or something, I don’t get it. Who cares about your phone, we know you have the technology in it already. Is it really needed to be stated the 100th time that your android phone had it already?!\n You remind me of my Mercedes. Mercedes wont put remote start in their cars. But your little Kia had remote start from when your first bought it. Mercedes will announce that they are now putting remote start in their cars and here comes you gloating

  36. After having used iOS since the iPhone 3G came out, I switched to Android (Nexus 6P) last december. This was mainly due to lack of innovation from Apple.\nAfter watching the WWDC presentation on iOS 10, yesterday, I’m not disappointed about my decision. Their list of 10 new features just felt like a sum up of features that my Nexus has had since day one. \n\nApple used to be the leading brand in innovative (mobile) devices but I feel that the passing of Steve Jobs changed this forever.

  37. How split view support for the same app. In other words, being able to have two safari windows open at the same time. Or two iBooks windows at the same time. That would be something worth talking about

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