Apple releases iOS 10 and watchOS 3

New Messages, Music, Siri, Home app and Apple Watch features come out.

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Apple Update iOS 10 watchOS 3

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.

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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.

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