What’s next for iOS?
It’s not just the iPhone that’s on a tick-tock upgrade cycle: iOS is on one too, and with iOS 9’s emphasis on performance and stability – a definite ‘tock’ – iOS 10 should be the ‘tick’ that delivers some interesting new features. It’ll be launched at WWDC and released in the autumn, and might upset the jailbreakers: reports suggest a new security system, ‘rootless’, may make jailbreaking impossible.
One thing we expected to see in iOS 9 was a Home app to accompany HomeKit. With HomeKit-enabled devices shipping, that’s a safe bet for iOS 10.
Fancy getting Siri to transcribe your voicemail? Apple’s working on it. According to Business Insider, people like to leave voicemail but hate receiving it, and young people hate it full stop. So, Siri will take a message, turn it into a text message and send it to you using iCloud. Siri will also be able to tell callers why you can’t take their calls – presumably without grassing you up to the boss.