Apple previews iOS 10 update coming this fall

Posted at 7:49 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 08:14:35-04

Apple is calling it the biggest iOS release ever with a number of new features coming to an iPhone and iPad near you.

The company previewed the update Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. 

Here’s a breakdown of some of the things we can expect with iOS 10:

Perhaps one of the biggest overhauls will happen with Messages. We’re talking bigger emojis in the transcript, even a feature that will highlight "emojifiable" words in your sentence before you send it off.

Users can add a little pizzazz to their chats with both bubble and full screen effects. There’s also going to be an option to use invisible ink—a concealed message that’s playfully revealed with one swipe.

The Photos app is also getting a redesign. Now, according to Apple, you’ll be able to see your pictures grouped on a map.

A new Memories feature will reportedly use advanced artificial intelligence to cluster people and places together into their own special albums. Your iPhone will even edit together a customizable highlight reel.

Other updates for iOS 10 include a Raise to Wake feature. When you lift your iPhone up, the screen will illuminate, instantly showing you your notifications.

Siri is also going to be able to help us to do more. Apple notes the virtual assistant, along with a number of the company's applications, will be opened up to developers.

Another fun one: if you don't like listening to voicemails, with iOS 10, you'll be able to see a transcript of the messages people leave you. 

The update to the mobile operating system is expected to be available this fall.

Check out more expected features of iOS 10 here.