Tag Archive for ‘iOS 10’

Split View Safari in iOS 10 ➝

One feature that isn’t going to make the cut in my piece on iOS 10 is the ability to view two Safari tabs in Split View. The biggest reason is, I just don’t have much to say about it other than, I want it now.

Apple Kills the Game Center App, but the Service Will Continue ➝

Sarah Perez, writing for TechCrunch:

With the introduction of iOS 10, Apple will finally allow users to delete the pre-installed apps – like Compass, Stocks, Tips, Maps, Watch, and more – from their smartphones and tablets. But there’s one app that you won’t need to remove: Game Center. Apple confirms that Game Center will continue as a service, but it will no longer be available as a standalone application on their devices.

From what I gather, Game Center leaderboards, friends, and challenges will still be available. But developers will have to build those views into their application rather than users having an all-encompassing app for those interactions.

Remove Built-in Apps From the Home Screen in iOS 10 ➝

Apple:

If you update to iOS 10 beta, you can remove some built-in apps from the Home screen on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

When you remove a built-in app from your Home screen, you also remove any related user data and configuration files. This can affect things like related system functions or information on your Apple Watch.

Removing these apps might also affect other system functions, for that reason, I’ll probably keep most of these apps on my devices. But this definitely feels like Apple’s laying the groundwork that will allow users to set default apps — browsers, email clients, etc.

Apple Music Overhaul Detailed ➝

Mark Gurman, reporting for 9 to 5 Mac:

The new version of Apple Music, which Apple recently announced has 13 million users so far, focuses on a redesigned user-interface, a few new functions, and reorganization as well as simplification of existing features. The new user-interface ditches the current colorful and translucent look in favor of a simpler design that emphasizes black and white backgrounds and text.

Gurman expects these changes to be announced at WWDC, with a public release this fall alongside iOS 10.

I’m anxious to see how these changes look. I’ve never been a subscriber of the Apple Music service — beyond the free trial — and switched to Ecoute because the Music app is such a dreadful experience. I hope it’ll be a major improvement.

Federico Viticci’s iOS 10 Wishlist ➝

I immediately saved this to Instapaper — I’ll be reading it the first chance I get after this weekend.

iOS 10 Feature Wishlist for iPad ➝

Matt Birchler shares his list of most wanted iPad features. There’s plenty of great ideas here, my favorite of which is a better split-view application switcher. The current interface feels outdated — it’s just too similar to iOS 6’s icon-based implementation.