Every time there is an update from the so called posh brand “Apple”, people go nuts for its latest news. so what are those special features? If one is willing to pay such price for a Smartphone, then best quality comes by hand. But lately, Apple is not standing up to the expectations of its name.
Apple is not having a very good time lately. In fact, every new update or addition to the new operating system makes it a little worse than it was earlier. This could be seen clearly by the mess created by Apple’s iOS 10, with a bunch of annoying features and some useless ones like the Night Shift present in the Control center or the bold fonts etc. So, understanding the use of these features is still a mystery.
Before we start criticizing the annoying features, that made Apple iOS 10 a mess, let’s have a look on some of the interesting and exciting features that you may want you to own one right now.
You get to use new emojis
If you love to chat and post, then you must have one, as it gives you a new emoji. The iOS 10.2 beta has new and redesigned emojis, like an avocado, a shark, a croissant, a burrito, a carrot, a squid, a clown face, and bacon. However, that’s not it, the list goes on, more than 70 new emojis are included and some existing have been redesigned.
Single sign on for Apple TV
If you want single sign-on for Apple TV then this is your destination. So just sign in once on Apple TV and enjoy all your favorite TV shows that are included as a part of your pay-TV subscriptions. A single sign in will automatically will log you onto all other apps with authentication.
In addition to this, you can see a page of all the authenticated apps provided by pay-TV to explore, enjoy and download all your favorite video channels. This single sign-on is available for both Apple TV and iOS. However, this feature is only for Dish, GVTC communications, Hotwire and Sling TV.
You get to try the new Apple TV App
The known part is that you can access all your favorite programs and movies at a single place and some upgrades to Siri. Some of the highlights are given below −
Watch now − Here the viewers can see the collection of all the shows and movies available from iTunes and other apps. You can also go to the “Up Next” or the “Recommended to” to select what to watch next.
Up Next − So you get to watch shows and movies playing currently along with iTunes rentals and purchases in the order they are chosen to watch first.
Recommended − You get a vast selection to choose from, a pool of trending shows and movies carefully selected by Apple’s curators, and different sections and genres like kids, sci-fi and comedy.
Library − It lets you access the complete collection of iTunes movies and shows you what you have subscribed.
Store − You can always check out the Store to explore new content across video services which have not been downloaded or subscribed. So, if are a religious Apple TV user, this is worth a shot.
If you are done changing your settings while taking photos, then your wait is over. iOS 10.2 gives you the option to save your last known camera setting. So you can preserve last used Camera Mode, Photo Filter, live Photo setting etc. It is easy to activate and a potential time saver.
iPhone users have always complained about the different issues like poor battery life, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and many more problems. The new iOS version has different bug fixes that will help you get over these issues y improving UI speed, battery life, and connectivity. So, you might want to try this to get rid of these random issues.
After all, with these interesting features – let’s talk about some of the most annoying features in this new iOS version. Honestly, it feels like the only usable addition to the new upgrade is, to easily remove pre-installed apps from the home screen. Apart from this all, the usability of rest of the features is still a mystery to be solved.
Apple has always been appreciated for its features on privacy, but it seems like Apple didn’t appreciate it much. This new lock screen has a lot of information with almost no privacy. So anyone can go through your emails, chats, and texts. Now, that is not cool at all.
Some other features to complicate the lock screen features is you need to swipe the notification, then click on the Vie/Clear and then go for the other options to show up. Understanding the use of this irritating feature is again a mystery. In addition, the notifications eat a lot of space and when you have a lot of notifications, better don’t read it else you have to scroll till next year.
Widgets are always supposed to be in the front so that you can always go through them easily. Now, if you have to swipe the screen to go find widgets, then is just doesn’t make any sense.
Read slowly to understand this part clearly, the lock screen is all about swiping left and right. So, if you want to go through the View/Clear option then swipe right left, to open a notification swipe left. Also to open a camera you swipe left and to go to the widgets you swipe right. So, you try to do something but you end up doing something else.
Apple’s music app is clumsier and has a little usability. The new big and bold designs seem like they have been done just for the sake of changing things. The “Library” or ”For You” or any other sections mentioned in bold letters just take a lot of space screen and provide very little information.
In short, you just go on tapping for everything and anything starting from liking a song to downloading it. In fact, you can’t actually download a song before listening to it. Now, this is not done.
The issues don’t end here. The spotlight search is just like the widgets Menu. Another fact is that, this new messaging app and features are not for the Indian users, though the reason is unknown but Apple forgot the simple fact that in days of Whatsapp and other IMs who cares about adding scribbles, images or music to messaging?
Another fact is, this new messaging app and features are not for the Indian users, though the reason is unknown but Apple forgot the simple fact that in days of Whatsapp and other IMs who cares about adding scribbles, images or music to messaging?
So, be prepared for facing loads of problems before installing the new Apple iOS 10 version. To be on safe side, we advise you to keep another phone as a backup, and not rely on this completely. The features of the iOS 10 are tempting but the issues related are enough to blast your brains out.
So before deciding to go for it, tart yoga and meditation to calm your mind, make a list of reasons why you should have one of these and finally if you already have one of these all the best, we hope Apple would definitely work on these issues and modify it for better.