iOS 10 will be available this fall as a free upgrade

By , Jun 13, 2016

wwdc 2016 ios 10 available in fall

A developer preview of iOS 10 will be released to members of the Apple Developer Program following the WWDC 2016 keynote this morning at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. According to Apple, iOS 10 will release for everyone this fall for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, likely ahead of the iPhone 7 introduction.

In addition, public beta testers will be able to take iOS 10 betas for a spin later this summer, in July. A developer preview of iOS 10 is available starting today for Apple’s registered programmers who are members of the Apple Developer Program.

The mobile operating system will be a free upgrade for everyone.

iOS 10 supports any iPhone from the iPhone 5 onward, in addition to the sixth-generation iPod touch, a minimum fourth-generation iPad 4 or iPad mini 2 and later.

For more info, check out Apple’s iOS 10 Preview webpage.

Source: Apple

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  • avd98

    This was perhaps the worst iOS update i’ve seen.

    • Rowan09


    • Satyam Panchal

      I don’t think so it’s most great update ever idk what you ppl need in phones like phone will notificat you when u have to poop?

      • Rowan09

        I don’t know why anyone is disappointed. All I’m missing is a file explorer and that’s it.

      • Arjan Vlek

        There is already an iCloud Drive app on iOS 9, you just have to enable it in Settings and you are good to go!

      • Rowan09

        I’m aware but it’s not the same, I need something like ifile or finder on the Mac.

    • igorsky

      Spoken like a true idiot.

  • Charlie

    Duh! Of course it’s free

    • BooBee

      I think it’s hilarious they say it’s free. I can’t imagine paying $800 for a phone then paying for OS updates.

      • Banana-j

        back when iphones 1st came out, you actually had to pay for the os upgrades

      • Y2J

        You had to pay until iOS 4 right? Or 5?

      • Arjan Vlek

        You had to pay to update the iPod touch 1g to iOS 2, and again to update it to iOS 3. Also you had to pay to update the iPod touch 2g to iOS 3, but iOS 4 was free for it. All other iOS updates have been free.

      • BooBee

        That’s insane I didn’t know that. I jumped on the Android bandwagon for years so iPhone 5 was my first iPhone and my greatest regret was not getting iPhone from day one.

      • Arjan Vlek

        That was only for the iPod touch and until iOS 4 was released. iPhone updates have always been free.

      • Rowan09

        Well remember when Windows upgrades weren’t free, they starting putting the free caption to entice new users.

  • SkyFall

    No Dark Mode.. Music looks worse, Widgets are gone from notification centre…
    Even things that used to be dark are bright (notifications)…
    Even fckin tvOS has Dark mode…

  • Y2J

    So disappointed. Why is there no dark mode???

  • Hussain Alsanona

    iOS 10 should be the most very important update due for the 10th anniversary. Didn’t like it at all, and all of the softwares weren’t that major.

  • John Smith

    They wouldn’t just add Dark Mode to TvOS and ignore the rest. Did you notice how Notification Center was whitened to match the rest of MacOS’s UI? Either the implementation for MacOS and iOS isn’t complete, or it will be announced in the Fall Keynote.

    • SkyFall

      Doubt it…Dark mode is a pretty big feature, they could have shown just a picture of it..but well probably get it in iOS 12..

      • avd98

        Or maybe in iOS 20

      • Y2J

        It’s amazing really

    • Dimitri

      Night Shift wasn’t added until 9.3, so maybe it will be in a 10.x release.

  • leart

    cant wait

  • Mike M. Powell

    I’m so sad….

  • BooBee

    I liked the enhancements they made to iMessage but I don’t like the openness to third-parties. I don’t want people sending me money links or Jibb Jabb GIFS or whatever it’s called. I’m now concerned if I’ll get malicious links of money being sent to me or even my teenage kids. People are not all tech savvy and can be gullible so the openness does concern me.

  • Sailor_V90

    Overall I’m not impressed with iOS 10 or macOS…so much potential and still yet nothing

    • Rowan09


      • Sailor_V90

        A better home screen layout, some customization, better keyboard for typing and copy and pasting, ability to make certain photos private, 3 way FaceTime calling…I could go on…

      • Rowan09

        If you’re looking for Android type customization I don’t see that coming any time soon. I don’t see anything wrong with the keyboard for typing. What about copying and pasting? 3 way face time would be interesting I agree but nevertheless I think this was a big update, but to each it’s own.

      • Sailor_V90

        Copying and pasting on my iPhone is a pain and majority of the time highlights the wrong line or word. If Apple implemented just a fraction of Andriods customization options they truly be a force to be reckoned with. Why not let users phone feel and look more personal? Why can’t I as a user have both the security and stability of Apple but the look and style of an android or something similar? I personally would like spilt screen feature for my 6s because when I’m using notes or in safari or whatever and I need to see two things at once I can’t and have to excessively use the home button to flip back and forth and that is annoying after awhile. Or if I’m watching YouTube I would like to watch my content while I’m still texting. Just small things like that make a huge difference.

      • Rowan09

        I got you, but just like when we complained for portrait keyboards and personally I or anyone of my friends don’t even use the feature. PIP on a small device is a horrible experience when compared to the iPad, Pro, etc and that’s why I believe Apple don’t want to make the move, I agree they should give a choice. Customization is also an over rated feature as well, besides a screen saver, most people even with Androids don’t do any real customization. To me they focused on some of the areas they needed to upgrade and I would now just like to see a finder option on the iPhone and it’s less of a reason to jailbreak my devices.

      • Sailor_V90

        To some extent I agree with you and am aware of such notions, however wether or not something looks terrible or deemed useless, I as a paid customer like knowing I have options.

      • Rowan09

        I agree but like Samsung who I believe adds to much options and take up space, you get rid of things people don’t use or you believe won’t enjoy. I understand what your saying but even Android has customization limitations without rooting.

      • Sailor_V90


  • Ds

    any word on better 3rd party keyboard support?

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  • therealjjohnson

    I swear until about 2-3 months ago i never heard anyone mention “dark mode”. Is there a meeting that people have to make up the new “Apple better do this or else” topic? You would leave a platform because there is not dark mode? I just don’t get it. Its been 10 years almost and this is just coming up.

  • Lee

    I only see dark mode introduced when Apple starts using oled screens.

    • Rowan09

      It’s on the clock app on IOS 10.

  • CltrAltDelicious

    Beta 1 is very laggy as always!