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Big Changes Coming To Apple Devices

By July 2, 2016May 25th, 2021Blog, Technology News

BigXChangesXComingXToXAppleXDevicesA number of big, exciting developments were announced at Apple’s recent worldwide developer’s conference, and from the sound of it, there are a number of really exciting changes coming that will give the Apple community plenty to look forward to. Below, we’ll outline the biggest and best of the announcements.

iOS 10
The developer beta is already available, with development ongoing, and the public beta is scheduled to be released in July. The new OS is slated to feature upgrades that will touch just about every major Apple system, including Maps, Siri, Photos, and iMessages, as well as including a new Home App that will allow you to control all of your HomeKit devices from a single console.

macOS Sierra
In tandem with the release of iOS10 comes the next generation of the Mac OS, which will include many of the same upgrades and features you’ll see in iOS10, plus a few extras you’re sure to love, like better integration of Siri and Apple Pay, and picture-in-picture features similar to what you currently enjoy on your iPad.

WatchOS3
The biggest limitation of the current Apple Watch is speed. Simply put, it’s not very fast. The new OS upgrade seeks to address this by including things like an instant app launcher and background refresh, as well as adding a host of new features and a variety of new apps designed to make the Apple Watch more fun, accessible, and interactive.

tvOS 10
Not to be left out of the pack, tvOS is getting a big upgrade, with the most significant feature-add being the inclusion of a single sign-in, allowing you to enter your cable subscription information once, and having it auto replicate across all apps, rather than having to manually enter it for each app you’re running.

In addition to OS-related news, there were also a number of smaller announcement, the most noteworthy of which is the fact that Siri is about to be opened up to third-party apps, which will increase her functionality enormously. If you are an Apple user, there is a lot to look forward to!

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.