Many would argue that this years WWDC 2016 was different in regards that Apple went straight to the Software and nothing else, bringing us back to the iOS 8 days when it’s feature then feature then feature without the gimmicks in between … and whilst sure their were less time wasted spent on joking around, we wouldn’t say the updates and keynote wasn’t exactly gimmick free, but alas with the updates.
From re-branding the Mac operating system from OS X to simply “macOS”, to making Coding easy to learn from your iPad, the Event wasn’t without it’s surprises and plausible achievements, but it also wasn’t without it’s disappointments, but maybe not in areas you were expecting either to be, so we’ll now see.
Apple unveiled a collection of incredible updates coming to the next version of watchOS, being watchOS 3. Apple focused attention of key areas which needed focus, for anyone who’s used or has an Apple Watch know this more than anyone, performance and navigation.
Whilst Apple didn’t explain how they were going to do this, one of the big very welcome changes in watchOS 3 is App launch time and response with a feature named “Instant Launch”. The feature works by storing App biometrics in the background and in memory, but it goes a step further by automatically updating your ‘Favourite’ apps in the background, so that when you launch said Application, you not only get the App instantly, but it’s fully up to date then and there.
Favourite apps consist of App you put inside one of the best welcome features of the Apple Watch, the Dock. Whilst it’s not been made clear how you will be able to use the Contacts feature, that is now replaced with the Dock. Tapping the Side-button (the one below the Crown) you can view all apps you’ve added to the Dock, all of theses apps act as your Favourites. A key advantage of Favourite/Dock apps, is they are always live, always up to date and Instantly launch when you need them.
Apple also introduced some fantastic new Watch faces including a colour co-ordinated Minnie Mouse Watch Face, an Activity Face (both Digital and Analogue) as well as the Minerals face (shown) which combines a clean Analogue face, with the hour in Digital. Plus, as expected these can be customised to your fancy and we can’t wait to try them out.
But, if you can’t quite decide on which Watch face to keep using, you can now switch between Watch faces quicker than ever before, just swipe from the full left to full right (or other way) to swipe to and fro from used Watch faces.
More Watch Faces can now support Complications including now the Photos face and more.
Apple also introduced two further Stock apps would be coming to the Apple Watch including Reminders and Find My Friends, all of which will be Live and Interactive. Apple also shared a new app called ‘Breathe’ which is set to bring Stress relief, mindfulness focus and much more such as guided meditation.
Big changes in Accessibility and Activity
One of the very welcome changes Apple has brought in with watchOS 3 comes with Activity and Accessibility. One of the key differentiators Apple have given the Apple Watch is now support for those using Wheelchairs with custom set built Activity functions and tracking for those using a Wheelchair during their daily lives and the ability to much more accurately measure how they’re doing throughout the day. Naturally such algorithms don’t come out of no where, so Apple have worked with both Challenge and Lakeshore Foundation to study workable algorithms for the Activity service with Wheelchair uses, making this a great step going forward.
Then, whether you’re a Wheelchair user or not, you can now Share your Activity with Friends and Family using the Apple Watch app, and even compete as well.
Whilst this will be naturally a service rarely used, another feature brought to the Apple Watch is an S.O.S feature, this will allow an instant contact to the Emergency services, sharing your location and even informing your closest Family or Friends, and now that the Watch has access to your Medical ID, you will have the option to share that as well which could be useful whether the reason the Emergency is required is due to any illness or condition.
S.O.S will work worldwide.
Back at Google I/O, Google showed off ways of inputting text on the next version of Android Wear, so it’s no surprise a similar feature has come to Apple Watch, but rejoice as you can finally text input using your Apple Watch in a feature called “Scribble”. We’ll give Apple props for the slightly better UI, but with Scribble you’ve a bar of text you enter by letter, this includes a Space and Backspace, then once you’re done, text input is set. This will work across apps including the new Messaging app, which we’ll talk more about, including what’s going on as I imagine you’re wondering, when we talk iOS.
We love watchOS 3, Apple have honestly nailed our requests, whilst we still envy Android Wear in terms of the ability to get third party Watch faces, you can’t deny for everything else the Apple Watch continues to be much more superior.
As with pretty much everything said today, watchOS 3 is available for paid Developers as a Preview today, Fall release.
We had such big expectations for Apple TV updates this Keynote, though we really shouldn’t have. It wasn’t that Apple didn’t announce anything that good for tvOS it was just … well, yeah, that. But things have changed and we’ll list those which have;
- Remote app for iOS can now mimic and work just like the Apple TV Remote (we bet most thought it did that anyway)
- Automatic Downloads can be used to download Apple TV compatible apps automatically when you download new iOS apps
- Support for apps utilising ReplayKit, PhotoKit and which could be very handy if implemented well, HomeKit.
- Dark Mode on Apple TV
- Live Tune In support with many providers **US**
- Single sign on support for Apple TV (and iOS)
Apple did also announce new apps and games coming to Apple TV including Sling and Fox Sports Go (US) and French On Demand service Molotiv.
Game wise, two major titles coming to Apple TV include MBA 2K and Minecraft Story Mode.
Just like with everything else, Preview today, Release Fall.
OS X … or should we say macOS ‘Sierra’
It was rumoured, we expected it and it happened, Apple Macintosh Computers have being running an operating system branded OS X (that’s ten not ex) since the millennium, although that’s when it was branded “Mac OS X”, then in 2012 Apple dropped the “Mac” from the name, but they’re bringing that back now as “macOS”.
Other than a name change though, macOS didn’t see much changes in terms of features, mainly once again in terms of refinement and utility.
The first version of the Mac operating system with this naming strategy will be ‘Sierra’. macOS Sierra brings forward 3 key aspects of the Mac; Continuity, iCloud and Fundamentals.
Since it’s introduction, Continuity has been a fantastic way to work between devices almost effortlessly, whether that’s a device running on the Mac, iPhone or iPad, or even Watch, Continuity is always there to allow your Content to be brought to-and-fro seamlessly, and with Sierra that’s taken further with two major improvements which we’re a massive fan of;
Using Auto Lock, you will now be able to seamlessly unlock your Mac just using the presence of your current Hardware. It’s unclear whether this will be available on the iPhone as it was only shown working on Apple Watch, but if you’re in closed proximity to your Mac and are prompted with the Lock screen, that screen will instantly unlock without command using secure metrics which not only make sure that it’s you, but that you’re the closest to the Mac at that time, pretty awesome if you ask us.
But the feature which is going to be incredibly useful is this one, Universal Clipboard. And, it’s just as it sounds, you could be browsing the Web, or anything really on your Mac or iOS device, you copy an Image for example, then you could Paste it on your other device! This was shown working with Text, Images and other files. Sure they’ll be limitations when it comes to iOS devices, but this is a very awesome utility which will make working side by side between iOS and OS X … sorry macOS devices, that much more seamless.
Apple made a few updates to the way iCloud Drive works across your Mac, including the ability to synchronise your Desktop and Documents folder automatically across iCloud Drive, meaning any of your Apple devices (or online through iCloud) can access your Files on the go. This includes multiple Macs which can have the ability of sharing the same Files on the Desktop or in folders such as Documents. Whilst this sounds like a useful feature, we personally can’t see this being that useful and would prefer things to be on one side of the playing field, rather than both, but the utility is very impressive, it’s there and works if you need it.
But, the really interesting feature is ‘Optimised Storage’. With Optimised Storage, Apple claim that a Hard Drive with 20GB remaining could be increased to having near 150GB remaining using Optimised Storage. Of course this uses the Cloud to put many of your rarely used Files, or Old Files to the Cloud whilst keeping your newest and regularly used Files local, this would also include better management of Trash files and further Cache. However, to be able to have anywhere around 150GB free by using a Cloud service, surely you’ll be expected to Pay for more iCloud storage, so it will be interesting come Sierra’s release how this works in practice.
Picture-in-Picture on Mac
Working just like it does on the later get iPads, Picture in Picture on the Mac works just as you’d expect, if a Video is playing (likely HTML5 only Airplay capable videos) you will be able to bring the Feed in to Picture in Picture as you go about doing something else on your Mac whilst it’s playing.
Whilst we think this feature is clearly more useful on an iPad, having it as an option on the Mac we’re definitely not going to say no to.
As expected, Siri has indeed landed on the Mac, meaning you will now be able to speak commands to your Mac in the usual forms you’d expect out of using Siri on an iOS device. Naturally, like Cortana on Windows 10, Siri for Mac can work across more compucentric commands involved when using a Mac such as File management and more.
Based on commands demoed, Siri will also be able to perform Spotlight style queries and trees such as the example shown ‘Show me all the files I shared with Cecilia last week’, then the ability to continue that string with context. One useful aspect of the results using Siri is you can drag and drop results in to Files, so for example you could ask Siri for a Web search for Images and drag that File right from the Siri results in to your File, which could be useful, though hopefully there’s still a way to Type those commands instead.
And, just as expected, that’s how it looks in your Dock, which will be the Siri button as well, no “Hey Siri” on Macs at the moment.
Overall macOS Sierra is a rather low-key release for the Mac, though the features in Continuity are very powerful especially Universal Clipboard, there’s no major features making us rush to take the risk with a Developer preview, and call us old fashioned, but we expect just like we did with Cortana, we’ll probably use Siri on Mac once, then just continue using Spotlight search.
You know this script by now, macOS Sierra is available Today as a Developer Preview, Public Preview July and Release in that ever descriptive “Fall”.
Naturally branded as the biggest iOS release ever, iOS 10 brings a collection of refinements to Apple’s mobile operating system, some tweaks to Stock applications, but at the end of it all feels rather half baked.
Most of the app redesigns are just OK, but not required, apps like Messages are just childish now, QuickType improvements are so small they don’t deserve mention, but at least there’s more reasons to use 3D Touch.
iOS 10 also introduces a few features finally coming to iOS including ‘Raise to Wake’, and the FINALLY inclusion of ‘Clear All’ added to Notification Centre.
3D Touch and Visual Enhancements
iOS 10 does feature “some” level of system wide redesign, which the majority of is actually very welcome, as shown the Lock Screen and Search look so much better now, plus they integrate with 3D Touch, so on any of your Notifications you can 3D Touch on them to get a fully interactive and working environment. This doesn’t just work on the Lock Screen though, this works on the Home Screen! You will be able to 3D Touch on your App Icons to get so much more than just a few options, this is a pretty good feature and it’s now becoming baked in to the entire OS.
If you’re wondering where to find the Camera on the new designed Lock Screen, in a rather non-intuitive way, the Camera shortcut is now simply swiping the entire screen to the Left, Right unlocks … not sure whether we like that, but that’s how they’ve done it.
Opening Apps to Developers
Just like with Siri for Mac, Apple did make some subtle updates to Siri on the iPhone, but one of the major features, alongside a few other services you’ll notice as we cycle through the updates, is allow Developers to take advantage of built in Core iOS features, in this case Siri.
What this means is Siri can now integrate with third party apps so much more, including the example shown, you could ask Siri to message someone using WeChat, and the WeChat application was able to present UI in Siri and action that, as if it was native.
Apple have released an API for Developers to use, an API which will also bring much further Siri control also to CarPlay too.
Apple have also announced they will be opening up Maps for Developers, this will allow Restaurant bookings, Taxi bookings and Payments to be made within Maps from third Party Applications boosting the usability of Apple Maps
Is it getting Swipe I hear you ask, can you customise it I hear you ask, can the Keyboard do anything others can’t I hear you ask …. No. Apple updated QuickType with 2 major changes, once being Siri suggestions and Multi-Lingual support now built in.
Photos (or iPhoto as it seemed)
It would seem Photos for iOS (and Mac) is having a case of mistaken identity as Apple today unveiled two classic iPhoto features would be returning to the Photos app, namingly Places and Faces. Faces, just like back in iPhoto on the Mac, allows you to view Pictures based on Face recognition, and Places sorts all Photos based on Location.
One feature which is new to Apple’s Photos app is the ability to play automated Movies and Highlights with your Photo content, similar to Zoes from HTC, or the feature on Google Photos.
New Designs but no new features
Apple made big deals over many of their Apps getting new designs, these included Apple News, Apple Music and Apple Maps, and whilst it’s good for any application to get some spring cleaning now and then, feature wise there’s nothing new so we feel it redundant to talk further on that.
The Phone app on iOS 10 is getting some very key big features by opening up to Developers, including the ability to have third party Caller ID detections via Apps, this feature is expected to be massive in Countries such as China due to high SPAM Calls, but we’d expect it to be big practically everywhere for the same reasons.
Apple have also included Transcription to Voicemail in iOS 10, as a Beta. This will allow any Voicemail *Visual Voicemail Carriers only* to be displayed as Text for you to Read without the need to listen.
Phone VoIP API
But, the biggest feature coming to the Phone app is the VoIP API. This will allow any VoIP app such as Skype to appear exactly the same as a Regular Call, the App will even be able to Integrate in to your Phone apps ‘Recent’ list, and will be built in your Contacts app, allowing you to make instant VoIP Calls yourself to your third party services as well as Apple’s own FaceTime service.
Apple also went that little step further for business by including Cisco Spark in to this as well.
This is going to be a very interesting but welcome feature in iOS 10, as it’s not only very useful but evens the playing field in the VoIP app community on iOS.
Easily the biggest attention was brought to the vast amount of updates and attention brought to the Messages app on iOS 10. Apple have essentially brought the functionality of every rival Messaging platform not on iMessage, and integrated all of them in to the Messages app. The only problem with doing all of theses additions is, just like with the Lock Screen, iOS 10 is continuing to get less and less intuitive and harder to use as it goes on.
But, as a feature release, this really is the biggest update to the Messages app, and we’re going to attempt on sharing all you can now do with it;
- Rich text links with Thumbnails (similar to how Embed Links in Notes work)
- Music from Apple Music and Videos play and shown in line
- When adding a Photo, a Live Feed of your Camera will show on left for you to Take instead of Add from Library
- If you add Emoji only in to a Message, it will display at 3x the size
- Instantly “Emojify” your Messages, once you finish a Message, you can tap the Emoji button once and it will show all words which could be Emoji, in which you will be able to add from all the latest Unicode Emoji selection in iOS 10
That’s quite a breadth of new features to use and discover in the Messages app alone, but it doesn’t stop there, as that’s only about half of the things you can do, but we thought the rest deserved a bit more discussion.
DIGITAL TOUCH FOR iOS
You can now use Digital Touch on an iPhone, works in the same way that it does on the Apple Watch, including the same colours, send Taps known as ‘Tapbacks’ and even Heartbeat, although we’re not sure how this will be shared with other devices, unless it will only show Heartbeat as a Tap. But, just like on Apple Watch, you can draw and it will appear as you drew it on the other side.
HAND WRITTEN MESSAGES
You can now also send message by hand, which just like Digital Touch will be displayed as you wrote them on the receiving end, however you can take this one step further by editing your Hand Written Messages in to Photos and Videos you’ve taken.
ADD RESPONSES TO REPLIES
You can Like or Love a Message you’ve received, once you do this a ‘Heart’ or ‘Thumbs up’ will appear next to the Message you or the recipient does this on. Should you be in a group chat, you will be able to see who has done the response.
Our favourite feature added is Bubble Effects. Using Bubble Effects you will be able to send a LOUD message or a whisper, similar to what Google’s upcoming Allo! messaging app does, however the difference in Messages is the Message is an impactful animation, but then returns to the traditional size.
But, the best Bubble Effect is easily Invisible Ink. Using this, you can share an Image or Message, which the recipient must swipe on to reveal or the Message will slowly reveal itself as well.
FULL SCREEN AFFECTS
Whilst Apple only showed a few of these, you will be able to present Full Screen affects in Messages as well, such as the Balloons shown on the image above, and many more, some of these can also include Audio.
App Store for iMessage
But, there’s more. All the Messages features shown above are features Apple are building in to the Messaging app themselves, but it turns out Apple have gone one step further by introducing the last major feature found on rival Messaging apps and not on iMessage, and Apple have introduced a Messages Store.
Through this iMessage Store, third parties will be able to add Stickers, Videos and so much more, all of which will be able to be Sent out as iMessages and received natively on Mac and Watch as well. Although only created using iPhone and iPad like most these features.
So, it’s pretty clear to see, Messages in iOS 10 has a pretty darn big update for you to look out for.
Other features of note;
- Notes collaboration: You will now be able to create and share Notes between other iOS and Mac devices, and collaborate
- Conversation View in Mail (both iPad and iOS)
- Live Photos Editing: You will be able to now edit how Live Photos are displayed and change start and end points
- Split View in Safari on iPad: FINALLY you will be able to have two Safari windows side by side when using Split View on iPad
- A new Swift development App is set to be released in the App Store for iPad called Swift Playground
- Plus, not a feature, but definitely of note. The iPhone 4S is the only iOS device to be dropped from iOS 10 compatibility list, other A5 devices such as the original iPad mini and iPad 2 believe it or not still WILL be compatible with iOS 10.
Well, whilst I think you could argue the point of this being the biggest iOS release for quite some time, I’d more attribute that to all of the new Messaging features, there’s a lot here!
iOS 10 includes a very decent selection of features, but we do share the view we started with, most of the App updates are rather mediocre and not worth the time Apple gave them, but they’re there and we won’t deny some are welcome.
As with all Apple updates, iOS 10 is available Today for paid developers, July for public beta, and Fall again for Release.
Apple Pay in-Apps
One big feature coming to ALL of the OS above (minus tvOS) is the ability to Pay within Apps. This is a massively welcome feature that we can’t understate and we’re going to go over the OS features thanks to Paying within Apps right now;
iOS was the first OS to get Apple Pay in Apps upon the release of Apple Pay in the first place, but now you will be able to make Payments through Safari. Any website that requires a Payment will be able to take that payment through the Security of Apple Pay, which is awesome, making the iPhone one of the easiest devices to make Payments there is.
Naturally paying in the Browser will be on iPad as well though limited to Safari, just likes on macOS, which we’ll get to shortly.
You can now include Apple Pay in to Watch applications. This means you can be using an Apple Watch app and still initiate Apple Pay without the need of the iPhone for that transaction.
On the Mac, Apple Pay is making it’s debut, you can now make Payments again using Safari on the Mac as well as in any future built Mac application with the available API. However, we know what everyone is probably thinking, and we’re about to explain why they are so wrong;
ISN’T APPLE PAY IN APPS JUST LIKE USING PAYPAL, ESPECIALLY ON THE MAC IN THE BROWSER?
Absolutely not. Whilst we understand where this comparison is coming from, based on the convenience of using PayPal online, using Apple Pay is completely different.
When you make a Payment using PayPal, you have to then log in to your PayPal account through the Shopping Cart of wherever you’re making a Purchase, and authenticate that way from PayPals back end, none of that rig-moral is required with Apple Pay. Using the same example, if you were to use Apple Pay, the Shopping Basket on the website would have a button saying ‘Pay using Apple Pay’, you authenticate and then, done.
But that isn’t all. Security on Apple Pay is lightyears ahead of PayPal. Don’t get us wrong, PayPal is secure and uses the latest SSL Security Certificates and rest assured I’m not saying tell everyone to stop using it, but the difference with that and Apple Pay, is with Apple Pay the information of your Card details or Accounts is never shared during the Transaction, but with PayPal your Username is which can lead to fraud confirmation Emails. Just like when you pay at a Terminal, if you pay using Apple Pay on a Website, even if that site was hacked, they don’t have your Card information, as Apple Pay uses Temporary and different aliases per Transaction, meaning you can rest assured you’ve made that Payment safely and securely.
Authenticate on Macs using Continuity, TouchID and Watch
Whilst it makes complete sense how you would authenticate on iOS devices, and even through the Watch, on the Mac this has sparked questions, but it’s simple. On the Mac, when you select to Pay by Apple Pay, you get a Pop-up on your iPhone and/or Apple Watch, authenticate like you would at a Terminal, then done, you’ve made that Payment.
Summary of WWDC 2016
Overall a very rounded Conference this year, we love the updates to the watchOS, pretty much everything we could want has been given to us … except maybe a new Apple Watch, but we know this is Apple’s Software keynote so it’s to be expected.
We were very let down with the Apple TV and Mac though, whilst Apple made a big deal over renaming OS X to macOS, they then announced practically nothing for it other than some extras to Continuity, as for the TV it’s best not mentioning it.
iOS 10 will probably be the one update most will talk about going forward, though it’s far from perfect as we’ve mentioned, some may regard the Messaging features as cool but we feel they went a bit too overkill, but maybe that’s just us.
ALL of these updates will be coming in the Fall and of course we’re going to Install and enjoy them at the end of the day, so suppose we can’t complain to much at the end of the day.
FOUND FEATURES NOT INCLUDED IN KEYNOTE:
Apple have released iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS3 and tvOS Previews to Developers today, so it’s naturally that now and later on, features not in Keynote will be found, we’ll be listed those here;
- Further hints at future MacBook Pros found in code
- New APFS File System: macOS Sierra introduces the new Apple File System, or APFS, a next-generation file system for Apple products based upon iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS software platforms, ranging from the Apple Watch all the way up to the Mac Pro. The new File system is set to ship in 2017.
- RAID Support in Disk Utility: macOS Sierra features the ability to create RAID Drives again after the feature was oddly removed in El Capitan. You can created a Striped RAID 0, Mirrored RAID 1 or a Concatenated (JBOD).
- Anywhere option dropped from Gatekeeper! We’re hoping this either makes a return later or isn’t as awkward to find. In prior versions of OS X, such as El Capitan, the Mac has 3 options for Installation of Software. Default is ‘App Store’, then there’s ‘App Store and Identified developers’ and the last option which is ‘Anywhere’. Whilst Anywhere is the most unsecure and it’s rare a Secure app won’t be identified, that option is now not present in macOS Sierra unless you hold Option and select ‘open’.
- Change default Text Size in Notes. You can now alter the Text text in notes using a Slider in Preferences. This joins the existing Settings including Locked Passwords, Sort Notes and Default Account etc.
- Optimised Storage: Apple have introduced Optimised Storage in macOS Sierra, though many were wondering just how it would work. Old files that are backed up to iCloud include ePub books you’ve read, books in iBooks you’ve read, old screenshots, iTunes U courses you’re not using, full-resolution photos, Mac App Store apps you’re not using, old presentations, old PNGs and JPEGs, old RAW files, old text files, old word processing documents, old documents, languages you’re not using, played iTunes podcasts, old home videos, fonts you’re not using, old Mail attachments, old illustrations, movies in iTunes you’ve watched, dictionaries you’re not using, viewed iTunes TV shows, iTunes songs you don’t listen to, old clippings, old spreadsheets, and instructional system videos. Old files that can be found and removed include redundant Mail data, previous OS X installers, Apple Music playback caches, Safari web caches, cached iBooks animations, event logs, cached Map tiles, fault and error logs, iTunes inactive downloads, cached iBooks covers, trash after 30 days, Safari Web Cache, Configurator iOS files, Quick Look thumbnails, iTunes IPSW files, state dump logs, iBooks inactive downloads, archived Safari Reading List, persistent logs, Mac App Store inactive downloads, Xcode caches, old iPhone backups, Configurator inactive downloads, iTunes orphaned database temporary files, and TTL log files. Source:MacRumors
- Siri present in System Preferences
- Siri: For those wondering, you activate and use Siri on macOS Sierra using a similar keyboard shortcut as Spotlight. However, instead of CMD+SPACE, for Siri you use FN+SPACE
- Plug-ins: Safari in Sierra will disable Plug-ins by Default, asking you to either ‘Use once’ or ‘Use Every Time’ if you want to set certain Plug-ins to run automatically, for example yes to Silverlight and no for Adobe Flash for example.
- Ability to Remove Stock Apps = You can now tap and hold to make Apps wiggle as always, however you can now not only Delete Stock apps, but re-install them from the App Store. You can remove Calendar, Compass, Contacts, FaceTime, Find My Friends, Home, iBooks, iCloud Drive, iTunes Store, Mail Maps, Music, News, Notes, Podcasts, Reminders, Stocks, Tips, Videos, Voice Memos, Watch app, Weather
- 3D Touch support in Control Centre
- Bedtime feature in Clock app: Wake Alarm can be used to remind you to go to sleep at the best time for the healthiest Sleep.
- Individual Read Receipts in Group Chat
- Music Optimised Storage: You can set Limits for your Music storage, 4GB / 8GB / 16GB / 32GB options available for top tier Storage devices. When iPhone reaches low storage it will gradually delete songs not listened to often
- New Keyboard sound
- Tweaked Back icon
- Settings now has 3D Touch shortcut for Cellular Data
- Stock Wallpaper change (iPhone 6 version is here if you insist)
- Rich Notifications: Rich notifications, whether from Lock Screen (which Peak open) or Notification Center, will be available in some form for devices without 3D Touch
- Split-View Safari on iPad: One feature in Safari exclusively for iPad, now features Split-View, however importantly not in the same Split-View section as other applications. In Safari on the iPad, you will now be able to Tap and hold on a link, and now ‘Open in Split-View’, similar to opening in a new window on a Mac.
- Tabs in Safari: Another Safari feature revolves around background Tabs. Safari in iOS 10 now allows unlimited Tabs to be opened, so naturally there’s a possibility that Tabs can get out of hands, so now in iOS 10 if you tap and hold the Tab button in Safari on the top right, you will now have the option to Close all Tabs.
- Delete Stock Apps: One feature discovered on the iPhone is the ability to Uninstall Apple apps, upon doing this, the App will also be Removed from the Apple Watch
- Mickey and Minnie Mouse Tell the Time: One very interesting feature of the Mickey and Minnie Mouse watch face is, if you tap on the Face, either Mickey or Minnie will say the Time in their Voice.
- Redesigns: Activity and Workout apps have being completely redesigned. Siri also has a slightly different UI.
- Side button: Friends view is now removed, in favour of the new Dock
- Notifications: Dismissing Notifications now take you straight back to Watch face, rather than staying on Notification Centre.
- Find my iPhone: Apple Watch now shows up on Find My iPhone
- Screenshots: Screenshots can now be Toggled on or off. For those unsure on Screenshots, Crown plus Side button together takes a Screenshot.
- Extra Large Face: Apple have added a new extra large Watch Face including the time digitally in the corner and one Complication
- Face Gallery: The Apple Watch app for iPhone now allows you to further customise the Watch faces via the app on iPhone.
We’ll keep you posted when we find something unique