Apple Releases New iOS 10 Update

By Yuri Mangahas - 15 Sep '16 15:17PM
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After months of anticipation, Apple has finally made the iOS 10 available for download globally. Touted as the "biggest iOS release yet," the latest operating system for the iPhone, and iPad, and iTouch is surely packed with a myriad of features, enhancements, and updates for most of the iOS' staple features including Messages, Siri, Photos, Maps, Apple Music, Control Center, News, Apple Pay, and much more.

However, the release of the tenth iOS iteration got off to a rough start, hours after it arrived online. Reports of "bricking" - a term used to describe devices rendered unusable due to software glitches - surface on the web, much to the chagrin of those who are planning to install the update.

Fortunately, for users, Apple Support has been quick on the uptake, as they launched iOS 10.0.1, a a minor firmware update which will help fixing this issue.

"We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability," Apple said in a statement. "The problem was quickly resolved and we apologise to those customers."

But perhaps the most visually noticeable feature of the iOS 10 is its new lock screen. Instead of using the traditional "left to right" swipe feature, Apple has made some big changes. The screen now comes up automatically once you lift the unit up, allowing you to view all notifications, messages and updates in one swoop. It also allows more accessibility for the user, enabling room to dive in to important apps quickly.

In commemoration of the iOS 10's debut, App Store unveiled a limited-time sale for some of its paid apps. Some of the apps on sale included SnapTube Premium, Personal Keyboard, Symmetrica, DuMore, and a lot more.

The new software iOS 10 is available to download via iTunes or over the air, and will ship with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus from September 16. 

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