Apple has announced the iOS 10 along with its new features at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Monday. The new iOS version comes with a redesigned lockscreen and improved notifications. The operating system contains several enhancements for Siri, QuickType keyboard, Maps, Photos, Apple Music, News app and more.
iOS 10 Compatible Devices
The iOS 10 is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, and iPhone SE. According to Apple, iOS 10 is compatible with 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, 4th generation iPad, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 2. The 5th and 6th generation iPod Touch devices are also compatible with iOS 10.
Earlier, the Cupertino giant had mistakenly listed the original iPad Mini, 2nd and 3rd generation iPads and 5th generatioon iPod Touch as iOS 10 compatible devices.However, it has updated the list and the aforementioned devices are no longer present on the list of compatible devices, Phone Arena reported.
iOS 10 Release Date And Developer Preview
The newly unveiled iOS 10 is currently available as a developer preview. In order to download the iOS 10 beta 1, registered developers are required to enter their login credentials at beta.apple.com.
In order to download the developer preview, one needs to have a developer’s account that costs $99 per year. Since the developer preview edition is likely to contain bugs, it is recommended to not to install it on a daily iPhone or iPad.
Apple will release a Public Beta of iOS in the next month that can be downloaded by general users. The final build of iOS 10 will come preinstalled on the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones in September. Hence, the iOS 10 release date will be set sometime in September.