5 Big Reasons Why You Should Update To iOS 10 Today
Here are 5 big reasons why we think you should update to iOS 10 today on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.
Well, after much deliberation and discussion, we are now finally at that point where iPhone and iPad owners need to ask themselves that all important question of “do I jump in with two feet and download Apple’s latest mobile operating system for all of my devices today?” If you need some guidance to answer that question, then check out our reasons below to see if we can assist in your decision making.
100+ New Emojis
Our digital lives are based on communicating with one another, and devices like Apple’s iPhone and iPad make that extremely easy to do, and of course, what would digital communication be without those gorgeous little emoji characters that allow us to express our feelings and thoughts via icons without having to fall back to words? iOS 10 extends our ability to communicate through emoticons by introducing more than 100 fantastic new emoji characters, including additional gender and race options for existing emoji that should better allow the representation of the diverse and beautiful world that we live in.
Apple classifies iOS 10 as the largest change to iOS to date. It may ultimately look the same from a visual design perspective, but there’s so much going on behind-the-scenes from a new feature and integrations viewpoint that it’s actually a huge change. Carrying on from the communications theme above, iOS 10 introduces a revamped Messages experience that includes new ways to use iMessages with annotations and scribbles. The platform also brings a new interactive notification experience, as well as 3D Touch everywhere for those that have a compatible device.
The Messages app gets fun new animations, reactions and its very own section in the App Store
Fans of photography and photo editing will love the revamped Photos app experience, and the new and improved Apple Maps experience is undeniably the best version of that platform to date. For a comprehensive breakdown of what’s new, check out our guide on the topic: 100+ iOS 10 Hidden / Secret Features For iPhone And iPad [List].
The new intelligent search experience for Photos allows filtering photos by the objects/people in them
Better Performance Than iOS 9
Features and functionality aside, when a new major version of an operating system launches for mobile devices, it’s largely expected that the emphasis will be on how the firmware actually performs on the device. Thankfully, iOS 10 has already shown us in multiple betas that it can outperform iOS 9 in multiple aspects. We aren’t talking about blinding or earth-shattering improvements here, but certainly enough to have no concerns or worries that installing it will be detrimental.
Siri Integration With Third-Party Apps
Like Messages, Siri too has been opened up to developers
iPhone and iPad users have been crying for changes to Siri, and Apple has duly obliged with iOS 10. Not only has Siri become smarter and more capable with iOS 10, but Apple has also introduced the SiriKit framework that will ship with the iOS SDK, affording third-party developers the luxury of building Siri into App Store app experiences.
The Latest And Greatest
Sometimes, it just comes down to wanting to run the latest and greatest firmware available for your device. Unless you’re sitting on iOS 9.3.3 and wanting to guarantee your jailbreak capabilities, then iOS 10 will be the best place to be. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your device and grab it right now.