The iPhone 7 is finally here, which means that the months of speculation about the new iPhone’s parts, models, and price are over at last. Perhaps more importantly for the millions of people who already own an iPhone or an iPad, that also means that the waiting is over for Apple’s iOS update to the much-awaited iOS 10. Unlike the iPhone 7, we’ve known exactly what iOS 10 would bring for months, and we’ve been excited about this iOS update ever since Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference over the summer.
During the keynote at WWDC, Tim Cook and other company executives took the wraps off iOS 10 as well as macOS Sierra. And as it turns out, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system (and to want to download this iOS update right away). Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, even told the audience at the keynote that iOS 10 is “the biggest iOS release ever” for users. And at the launch event for the new iPhone 7, Cook echoed that sentiment, adding that this iOS update is “jam-packed with new features” that change the way you interact with your iPhone.
Siri may have been the true star of the show at the WWDC keynote, since Apple is finally opening up everyone’s favorite digital assistant to developers. But iPhone and iPad owners will be excited to learn about all of the other new iOS 10 features they’ll gain access to when they download iOS 10. (Just make sure that you know how to back up your iPhone first before you download the update.) From redesigned apps to revamped notifications, better navigation to cleaner UIs, more interactive notifications to new privacy features, here are all the reasons to get excited about iOS 10 and to download this iOS update right away.