iOS 9 has only been out for a relatively short time, but we're already turning our sights to the future and the announcement of Apple's next mobile operating system, iOS 10. iOS 9 brought with it improvements including transit maps from within Apple Maps, a News app and an all-new Proactive assistant that'll learn your habits and suggest app shortcuts based on this. Considering iOS 9 was an update focused on performance and stability, we're quite excited about what could be announced for iOS 10. Here, we round up all the rumours regarding iOS 10 along with our wishlist of features and tweaks.
iOS 10 release date rumours: When will Apple announce iOS 10?
The big question on everybody's lips is "when will iOS 10 be released?" and while we can't give you an exact date, we can look at past events and estimate its arrival. Typically, Apple announces its new iteration of iOS every June at its WWDC event in the US, with an Autumn release date. This three/four-month gap between the announcement and its release gives developers a chance to squash any bugs and add any new features to their third-party iOS apps, in time for general release.
With this being said, we expect iOS 10 to be made available for consumers at some point in September 2016, days before the (yet unannounced) iPhone 7 is released.
So, what can we expect to see from Apple's 10th iteration of iOS? Though no details are yet confirmed, we've scoured the internet for the most interesting rumours regarding iOS 10, which you can find below. We'll be updating this article constantly, so make sure you check back every now and again for more news and rumours.
iOS 10 new feature rumours: 'Rootless' security system will make iOS 9 impossible to jailbreak
Hard to see this one as good news: for those of us who don't jailbreak, it'll make no difference, and it'll be a nightmare for jailbreakers who want to update to the next generation of iOS.
It's believed that iOS 10 will be unprecedentedly difficult to jailbreak thanks to a new security system that Apple is working on called 'Rootless'.
Redmond Pie reports that this system "is aimed at preventing even administrator-level users from gaining access to certain file systems on an iPhone, iPad or Mac - though it's believed that it can be disabled on the company's desktop OS Apple has been plugging holes in iOS for years, holes that jailbreakers have historically used to gain access to parts of the system that they would normally not be able to interact with. It's this opening up of iOS at a fundamental level that is likely to be thwarted by Apple's 'Rootless' technology, leaving jailbreakers very much at the beginning of what could be a long and difficult journey."
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