WWDC 2016

iOS 10 tidbit: 3D Touch the flashlight toggle to choose an intensity

Apple originally introduced Control Center in iOS 7, which was their way of answering both the competition on multiple Android platforms and the jailbreak community in one fell swoop.

With iOS 10, which Apple announced at the WWDC 2016 Keynote this week, Apple has shown off some obvious changes to Control Center, including a modular paged navigation design and different color tones and styles.

Of course, aesthetic wasn’t the only change. Apple also made the flashlight toggle button from Control Center a whole lot more useful as well.

Poll: will you upgrade to iOS 10 or keep your jailbreak?

Apple announced iOS 10 yesterday at the company’s WWDC 2016 Keynote and awed the audience with some pretty neat new features.

Of course, the battle continues for those who want more control over their devices, and because of that, we want to know whether you’re going to be updating to iOS 10 this Fall, or if you’ll be keeping your iOS device(s) jailbroken on iOS 9 or earlier.

How Apple’s next-generation file system will make your data more secure across platforms

Apple’s efforts on adding even stronger security to its software platforms is coming to light with news that the company is introducing a brand new file system with “encryption as a primary feature”. Called the Apple File System (APFS), the new feature is optimized for flash-based storage and engineered to “scale from an Apple Watch to a Mac Pro”.

Here’s how it ensures the integrity and security of your data across devices.

10 iOS 10 features that appear to be derived from the jailbreak community

Every year, Apple updates their lineup of iOS devices with a major new firmware version. This year at WWDC 2016, Apple announced iOS 10, and it not only includes an array of new features for users to take advantage of, but it also comes with some subtle UI changes that will be easy to spot in day-to-day use as well.

Of course, when Apple adds new features to iOS, sometimes those features aren’t 100% original. Sometimes, they’ve existed in the jailbreak community for a long time in one form or another.

In this roundup, we’ll go over 10 features in iOS 10 that appear to be derived from jailbreak tweaks and have already existed for those who have been pwning their devices to get around what Apple doesn’t want you to have.

2016 Apple Design Award winners: Streaks, djay Pro, Lara Croft GO, and more

Following its WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple held a smaller event to announce the winners of its Apple Design Awards. This is an annual undertaking for the company, and the awards are highly coveted by developers.

Apple grants the awards to high quality apps and games, with unique and compelling designs that set them apart from other offerings. Winners get featured in the App Store, a trophy, and an assortment of Apple products.

Watch the WWDC 2016 keynote now

Folks who missed Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning, or would just like to watch it again, will be happy to hear that Apple has posted the full video online for your streaming pleasure. Obviously you can read everything you need to know about today’s event right here on iDB, but if you have the time, the video is worth watching.

Watch cool new iOS 10 Messages features in a video Apple ran during WWDC keynote

A supercharged Messages is definitely my killer app in iOS 10. Not only does it catch up to other messaging apps with perks like downloadable stickers, it actually leapfrogs them with cool new stuff such as full screen animations, chat bubbles that animate in specific ways to better convey your emotions, support for sketching and the Apple Watch’s Digital Touch feature and what not.

In fact, Messages in iOS 10 is so jam-packed with improvements that Apple ran a cool video during the keynote showing them off.

Apple’s PR website refreshed with a new, mobile-friendly Newsroom

After finishing watching Apple’s media presentations, my first port of call is the official Apple PR website, which has all the press releases, official press shots, executive biographies and other product and company-related material from the official source. The Apple PR website itself is rather unimpressive, with some spartan design. This morning, a message popped up when I was reading through the iOS 10 press releases, offering a mobile optimized version of the new Apple Newsroom, which looks great.

iOS 10 device compatibility list

Apple today during the WWDC 2016 keynote at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco announced next major versions of its four main operating systems—iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS—that power its iOS devices, set-top boxes, watches and computers.

iOS 10, the tenth major revision of iOS, is now official, but will it work on your existing hardware? Not if you’re still on the iPhone 4s or want to run iOS 10 on the original iPad mini or iPads older than the iPad 4.

iOS 10 available for public beta testers this July

Apple today showed us what’s new for iOS 10 during its keynote presentation this morning, including things like an awesome new Messages app with animated chat bubbles and downloadable stickers, camera effects and other extensions, voicemail transcriptions, a new Home app, a revamped Apple Music, a smarter Maps, Photos with facial recognition, Siri in your apps, a revamped Lock screen and more. And you, my friend, will be able to check all these goodies out next month.

Swift Playgrounds: Apple’s new iPad app to teach you how to code

In wrapping up Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning, Tim Cook announced a new iPad app called Swift Playgrounds for teaching people how to code. Cook specifically says “the best way to teach everyone to code,” but it definitely looks like it was built with kids in mind.

The app looks a lot like other learn-to-code apps (Hopscotch!), but it’s cool that Apple is using its scale to get such a tool into the hands of more people. The company says the app “combines the powerful Swift programming language and the powerful capabilities of iPad.”

iOS 10 will be available this fall as a free upgrade

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.