Ap­ple WWDC 2016

Every­thing you need to know about the new Ap­ple OS 10.

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - CONTENTS - By Nidhi Sin­gal

AT THE AN­NUAL WWDC 2016

de­vel­oper con­fer­ence held in San Fran­cisco, Ap­ple an­nounced the iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad with a few ma­jor up­grades. Claimed to be the big­gest iOS re­lease ever, there are 10 ma­jor fea­tures in the new OS in­clud­ing re­designed lock screen with rich no­ti­fi­ca­tions, quick in­ter­ac­tion with apps and ca­pa­bil­ity of Siri to do more by work­ing with apps.

RAISE TO WAKE

Raise to Wake au­to­mat­i­cally wakes the screen as you raise your iPhone, mak­ing it eas­ier to view all your no­ti­fi­ca­tions at a glance, from the lock screen. No­ti­fi­ca­tions, Today View and Con­trol Cen­ter are ac­ces­si­ble with just a swipe or press, and 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus can be used to in­ter­act with no­ti­fi­ca­tions on the lock screen it­self.

SIRI OPENS TO DE­VEL­OP­ERS

With Ap­ple open­ing Siri to de­velop- ers, they will be able to build on the in­tel­li­gence that Siri of­fers and let users in­ter­act di­rectly with apps us­ing just their voice. This will make it eas­ier for de­vel­op­ers to de­sign their apps to work with Siri for mes­sag­ing, phone calls, photo search, ride book­ing, per­sonal pay­ments and work­outs, or use Siri to con­trol CarPlay apps, ac­cess cli­mate con­trols or ad­just ra­dio set­tings within au­tomak­ers’ apps. Siri in­tel­li­gence brings new Quick­Type fea­tures which will now go be­yond sug­gest­ing the next best word to write, and will in­tel­li­gently rec­om­mend dates, lo­ca­tions, con­tacts and check cal­en­dar avail­abil­ity.

MES­SAGES

Mes­sages will now sup­port play­ing of videos within the mes­sage. Ap­ple Mu­sic has been in­te­grated into Mes­sages. More emo­jis have been added, and Ap­ple is go­ing to high­light 'emo­ji­fi­able' words that you will be able to tap and au­to­mat­i­cally turn into an emoji. It will al­low you to say things us­ing larger or smaller type. MEM­O­RIES With iOS 10, the Photo app has be­come smarter. There is a new but­ton called ‘Mem­o­ries’ that scans pho­tos and videos, finds favourite and for­got­ten events, trips and peo­ple, and presents them in a beau­ti­ful col­lec­tion. It also con­tains the Mem­ory Movie – an au­to­mat­i­cally edited movie with theme mu­sic, ti­tles and cine­matic tran­si­tions. Mem­o­ries uses ad­vanced com­puter vi­sion to group the peo­ple, places and things inside your im­ages into al­bums with on­de­vice fa­cial, ob­ject and scene recog­ni­tion.

RE­DESIGNED MAPS

Maps has be­come sim­pler and more in­tu­itive to use. It has been opened to de­vel­op­ers with new ex­ten­sions. It will now de­liver di­rec­tions to where you are most likely to go next, based

on your rou­tine or ap­point­ments on your cal­en­dar.

HOME APP

Ap­ple is fo­cus­ing on home au­to­ma­tion. The Cu­per­tino gi­ant has in­te­grated the Home app in iOS 10, de­liv­er­ing a sim­ple and se­cure way to set up, man­age and con­trol your home in one place. Ac­ces­sories can be man­aged in­di­vid­u­ally or grouped into scenes, so they work to­gether with a sin­gle com­mand and can be con­trolled by us­ing Siri. They can be man­aged re­motely or set up for home au­to­ma­tion with Ap­ple TV, and can re­spond with au­to­matic trig­gers set by time, day, lo­ca­tion or ac­tion.

AP­PLE MU­SIC

The UI of Ap­ple Mu­sic has gone through a com­plete over­haul, mak­ing it a clear and sim­ple ex­pe­ri­ence. The tabs Li­brary, For You, Browse and Ra­dio have been com­pletely rede- signed to pro­vide an even greater sense of place, and a Search tab has been added to make find­ing mu­sic eas­ier.

RE­DESIGNED NEWS APP

iOS 10 fea­tures a re­designed News app with a new For You, or­gan­ised into dis­tinct sec­tions that make it eas­ier to find sto­ries, sup­port for break­ing news no­ti­fi­ca­tions and paid sub­scrip­tions. Ap­ple will also be in­tro­duc­ing a sub­scrip­tion op­tion on Ap­ple News.

PRI­VACY IN IOS 10

Ap­ple claims that iMes­sage, Face­Time and HomeKit use end-toend en­cryp­tion to pro­tect users' data by mak­ing it un­read­able by Ap­ple and oth­ers. Start­ing with iOS 10, Ap­ple is us­ing a tech­nol­ogy called 'Dif­fer­en­tial Pri­vacy' to help dis­cover the us­age pat­terns of a large num­ber of users with­out com­pro­mis­ing on in­di­vid­ual pri­vacy.

OTHER FEA­TURES IN­CLUDE:

Phone adds in­te­gra­tion for third­party VoIP calls, voice­mail tran­scrip­tion and a new caller ID ex­ten­sion for spam alerts. Built-in app up­dates in­clude Sa­fari split-view for iPad, Notes col­lab­o­ra­tion and Live Pho­tos edit­ing. Ap­ple Pay can now be used to make se­cure and pri­vate pur­chases on par­tic­i­pat­ing web­sites us­ing Sa­fari, in ad­di­tion to pay­ing in-stores and within apps. Bed­time Alarm in the Clock app lets you set a reg­u­lar sleep sched­ule and re­ceive reminders.

AVAIL­ABIL­ITY & COM­PAT­I­BIL­ITY

The de­vel­oper pre­view of iOS 10 is avail­able to iOS De­vel­oper Pro­gram mem­bers and a pub­lic beta pro­gram will be avail­able to iOS users in July. It will be avail­able for up­grade on iPhone 5 and later models, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 4th gen­er­a­tion, iPad mini 2 and later models and iPod touch 6th gen­er­a­tion, later this year.

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