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iOS 10 rumours: All the gossip about Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system

Benjamin Franklin famously said the only two inevitable things in life are death and taxes. If he was alive today, the great man would probably want to add iOS upgrades1 to his list. It’s that time of year when rumours about the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system are beginning to swirl, sending tingles of excitement through the quivering bodies of iFans across the world.

Half the excitement of this upcoming release lies in the fact we don’t actually know exactly what the tech giant is planning. Luckily, a few rumours have leaked out of Apple’s Cupertino mothership to keep Apple addicts from going into terminal withdrawal. It is expected to unleash the operating system at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference, which is a love in for all the software developers building apps and programs for Apple’s iThings.

So what are we expecting to see in iOS 10?

Latest news: Burn baby burn

IOS 10 Rumours: All The Gossip About Apple's Upcoming Mobile Operating System

Read more : Latest iOS 9.3 bug is causing iPhone apps to freeze and CRASH when you click on links2

Every iPhone comes packed with rubbish apps like Game Center, Tips and Stocks, which many people don’t use but weren’t able to delete. It now appears that Apple is finally going to allow us to ditch these apps3 rather than just leaving them to hang around like a bad smell. Tim Cook has said he wants to make users “happy” by letting them bid farewell to those pesky programs.

Home sweet home

IOS 10 Rumours: All The Gossip About Apple's Upcoming Mobile Operating System

Read more : iOS 9.3: Apple releases fixed version after software update breaks older iPhones and iPads4

In the not too distant future, your smartphone will allow you to do everything from switching the heating on to controlling the vibration intensity of a sex toy5 . Apple is expected to release an app called something like Home which will serve as hub for all your web connected gizmos. These gadgets are part of a trend called the Internet of Things, in which every single gadget will be plugged into the internet (or the matrix, as it might come to be known).

Siri-ous business

Getty IOS 10 Rumours: All The Gossip About Apple's Upcoming Mobile Operating System

Read more : FBI paid hackers more than $1 million to break into San Bernardino killer’s iPhone – and found out nothing6

It seems inevitable that Apple will do something to update its voice activated assistant, although it’s not clear whether this will actually persuade anyone to use it. Rumours suggest Siri will be beefed up so that she can pick your phone calls, explain to your chums why you don’t want to speak to them and then transcribe their angry responses. In 2013, a survey found that 85% of iPhone owners didn’t use Siri7 and it seems unlikely Apple has managed to change this situation in any massive way.

There’s no escape

IOS 10 Rumours: All The Gossip About Apple's Upcoming Mobile Operating System

Apple was recently granted a patent8 for a system which will let you know whether your contacts are available to talk to them. It can work out your friends’ location and tell if their iPhone is ready to receive calls, rather than being in do not disturb mode or switched off. This means a total end to fobbing off your annoying mates, who will be able to tell whether you’re cruelly ignoring them.

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References

  1. ^ iOS upgrades (www.google.co.uk)
  2. ^ Latest iOS 9.3 bug is causing iPhone apps to freeze and CRASH when you click on links (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ ditch these apps (www.mirror.co.uk)
  4. ^ iOS 9.3: Apple releases fixed version after software update breaks older iPhones and iPads (www.mirror.co.uk)
  5. ^ vibration intensity of a sex toy (www.mirror.co.uk)
  6. ^ FBI paid hackers more than $1 million to break into San Bernardino killer’s iPhone – and found out nothing (www.mirror.co.uk)
  7. ^ 85% of iPhone owners didn’t use Siri (www.cnet.com)
  8. ^ recently granted a patent (patft.uspto.gov)

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