Apple is going to be releasing a new operating system later this year. In fact, just this week they put out a public beta version of iOS 10 so users can test it out. Get a sneak peek of iOS 10 here to see what you can expect.
We've already shared some of the things you'll love about the new operating system. Unfortunately, there is also bad news for some iPhone and iPad users. We'll let you know who will be negatively affected when iOS 10 is officially released.
Devices Made Obsolete By iOS 10
There is not a lot to hate about iOS 10 but, as always, with every brand new iOS version, some older devices will be left out in the cold. This is because their processors and memory are not capable enough to run the newer operating system with all of its bells and whistles.
This time around, we'll have to say goodbye to the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad mini and the 5th generation iPod touch.
If you own one of these devices, this doesn't mean that they'll stop working. It just means that these devices won't support iOS 10 or receive any iOS updates beyond that point. Don't worry though, these devices and your apps will still work fine with older iOS versions.
Out of the list of obsolete devices, the iPad 2 will be the one most greatly missed. It is one of the most popular iPad's ever sold.
Great New Features
For those who have a device that supports iOS 10 there are some great things to look forward to. New features like the Messages revamp, new lock screen functions, voicemail transcriptions, an exclusive Home App, third-party functionality to Siri, and Maps are just some of the improvements we are excited about.
We are really excited about Siri's third-party functionality. For the first time, Siri will be open to certain third-party apps. This means you could now order Siri to hail a driver, send a reply in Slack or even make payments.
iOS 10's Siri may be warming up to others but Siri's third-party integration will still be limited to these six different functions: payments (i.e. SquareCash), messaging (i.e. Slack), photo and video searching in apps, ride booking, VoIP calling (i.e. Skype) and starting workouts in fitness apps.
For more details about these iOS 10 features (and others), click here.