Apple historically announces the next generation of iOS software at its WWDC events in June, and this year doesn’t look to be any diﬀerent, although some rumors propose otherwise.
Our colleagues at Macworld US, for example, believe that iOS 9 is the ﬁrst in a new iOS life cycle at Apple, with the company concentrating on more important ‘point’ updates rather than a completely new version of iOS. iOS 9.3 is a good example of this – iOS 9.3 came with a number of new features including Night Shift mode, which many believe is more of a ‘ﬂagship’ software feature that should be announced with a totally new iOS update. iOS 9.3 also went through a precise public beta testing period too, something (generally) elite to new iterations of Apple’s mobile operating system.
However, if they are not right then what could we see from iOS 10? One key feature of the software, according to current rumors, is that users will eventually have the option to hide unwanted pre-installed apps.
That means you can wave farewell to default apps such as Stocks and Compass, two apps that we can sincerely say we’ve never used on our iPhones. Other signiﬁcant software rumors include iCloud Voice-mail where Siri handles all unwanted calls, and possibly some kind of ‘Contact availability status’ where your phone will tell you if your contact is available to speak at that time.