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Here's what to expect with Apple's iOS 10

Here's what to expect with Apple's iOS 10

The fall will be here before we know it and you know what that means: Apple's yearly event is almost here and with it comes new fancy, oh-la-la gear that everyone wants to get their hands on.

At this year's fall event, we're expecting the iPhone 7, and, of course, iOS 10 for iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. But, not all is rose gold. Some reports are skeptical and predicting some problems.

Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly of what we think is going to happen with Apple's latest iOS release:

Release date
Looking at past years, the general consensus is that the phone and iOS 10 will be released the week of September 7 and 16, respectively.

Inevitable problems
While updates to operating systems are always a positive and necessary thing, experts are already saying iOS 10 will have problems, which happens with all major iOS updates.

So far, the beta is experiencing problems with apps crashing, bugs, Wi-Fi issues, general lag, unexplained battery drain, odd reboots and installation hiccups.

-->When the iOS 10 arrives, the best thing to do is wait a few days until early adopters discover the problems, report them, and Apple's developers get the kinks worked out.

Will it make your phone obsolete?
Rumor has it that certain iOS 10 features will also skip older devices, starting with the iPad 2 and iPad Mini and anything older than the iPhone 5s.

Could this update mean your old iPhone is now obsolete? Depends on how you look at it. If you own an iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad mini and the 5th generation iPod touch, they won't be able to update to iOS 10.

But 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, although there will eventually be security issues with using an old operating system.

Is Apple holding back?
We've noted several times that 2017 is the iPhone's 10-year anniversary. With the iPhone 7, we're not expecting major changes because Apple is saving its game changers for the 10th anniversary. The same is being said of iOS 10, mainly because a new phone and a new OS go hand-in-hand.

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