The wait is over. No longer do Beta testers get all the fun. Apple has finally opened the doors for the finished versions of iOS 10 and watchOS 3.
iOS 10’s biggest improvements are in the communications area: Messages are getting apps, stickers, hand-drawn images, and way more. Siri is getting opened up to third party API’s. Maps and Music both get huge refreshes in design. The new Home app finally gives users a way to control the HomeKit automation system. 3D Touch is better, lock screen widgets are here, and so much more. iOS 10 is a huge update.
watchOS 3 is a complete revival of the old OS. Apps are stored in memory and therefor load way faster. The side button has changed functions: it now brings up your favourite apps. You can hand-draw replies, access common settings, a counterpart to iOS 10’s Home app and much more. A new app, Breathe, is designed to help you relax and meditate. In fact, watchOS 3 moves the Apple Watch away from communication and more towards activity.
All this doesn’t mean that the Apple TV is left out: a new update, although minor, is also being pushed out. tvOS 10 introduces ‘dark mode’ for late-night horror flicks, single-sign on will save you time and frustration, and Siri can now search YouTube. The only caveat is you will need a 4th Gen Apple TV to see any of these goodies.