10 expected features of iOS 10: dark interface mode, hideable apps, security & new emojis galore


There's no doubt that we will take a sneak peek at iOS 10 in less than a week's time. Well, by "arriving" we mean that we will most certainly get a sneak peek at the next version of iOS, but it probably won't be freely available by September. We might get the chance to try out a public beta, though - just like last year with iOS 9!

So, there's a milestone update on the horizon, but do we have an idea of what features will get introduced alongside? As usual with anything Apple-related, we can only speculate. 

And boy, are we good at speculating about features!

Ranging from a dark theme to more flexible content sharing, we have an extensive wishlist about iOS 10, but let's be real - only a few of these are likely to get introduced. What to do then? Well, we will round up some of the more likely software novelties that will arrive with iOS 10.

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49 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 950; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I really like a Dark UI mode. Both stock Android and IOS lack this.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I wonder if Dark UI mode is introduced because of the rumor Apple will switch to Amoled soon

14. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Thats my guess, and it makes a lot of sense.

44. QUINTESSENCE

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

same here longevity of led maybe..

40. gomulkaaa

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

At least both HTC and Samsung Galaxy brand phones do allow for customizable themes, and they have hundreds available to choose from in their respective theme stores.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Are you familiar with Samsung's Ultra Power Saving Mode? It turns everything dark. If you wree to turn this on, with the battery at 100%, you could get several days of usage on a single charge. Another benefit of TouchWiz, that isn't available natively on Android.

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 592; Member since: May 02, 2016

the must feature that i liked is "10. Public beta on the way" Wow ..ios10 gonna beat android N .. hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahah

10. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I found out most of the mentioned features are pretty useless, Oracle.

15. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I agree... i can see how maybe Dark UI mode mixed in with an Amoled screen makes sense and could become really useful.. most of these features are pretty useless... i've found the same with most features on Android N.

17. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

No need for beta program as the current software update are Beta lol.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! +1

3. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I am interested in open Siri. I use most of google apps, option to perform basic action with Siri in third party apps will be great.

4. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Hidable apps - Okay? Both on Android and IOS i never hid any Apps.. Dark UI mode - YES! i love this and want this…..excited for such a feature (I already have it on a jailbroken iPhone and i love it). 3D Touch everywhere - Why wasn’t this done when 3D touch first became available? this is what makes me mad about Apple… it doesn’t make sense. More open Siri - Like Okay Google… i barely use them. Security, improved - Good but doesn’t really interest me. Home - Pointless… Emojis for everyone - Love Emojis so bring them on. Apple Music - Seriously like 3D Touch Apple should of waited another year for when they open it up to the public they actually work and they don’t give us half baked pies. Public beta on the way - Don’t care.

16. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Teenage f**kboy spotted.

18. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well he is right on some point. Before Apple only bring features thats worked perfectly well or features thats already existed but made better by apple ( Steve days ) Now its all half baked crap thats need several patch and update to work correctly. Including but not limited to : Map , Siri , 3d touch and apple music. As for public beta no need for it as current software update feel like beta already.

20. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

oh wow hahaha.. how does what i said make me a Teenage f**kboy haha

27. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

You don't care about public betas - of course you don't, you're far from being a real tech geek. Apple Music/3D Touch - You have seriously no idea how it's like implementing feature after feature to make 3D Touch mature, iOS in general is a forever maturing OS be it they're behind or too ahead of their time. So just Shut Up. Security- Of course you don't care about security, because again you're not into tech. More Open Siri - same explanation with Security and Public Betas. Home - you're not always at home that's why it doesn't matter to you. what makes you a teenage f**kboy? Dark UI and More Emojis! look at you rejoicing!

43. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Im not a geek.. so yeah i'm not excited about public betas.. so how does that make me a teenage f**kboy again? are geeks the only people who aren't teenage f**kboy? Apple Music was broken and bugged... they rushed a product out before it was polished and nothing was stopping them waiting another year or two to fully integrate into IOS... Apple under steve jobs NEVER implemented a half baked feature into ios... if it was added... it was added system wide. Let me guess... if im a teenage f**kboy.. you must be a middle ages mammas boy who has no life? #fanboy

28. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

Blind Apple fanboy spotted.

33. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Rather iSheep spotted

5. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Sounds like their merging the best of Windows Mobile 10 with iOS.

8. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lol you and windows 10 mobile...

23. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

I use a 6p and a 950 just being real iOS and Android steal from windows 10. Window is the only platform to fully implement dark mode.

26. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Honestly at some point each OS likely took an idea from the other. Windows mobile has done a lot of "firsts', but no one knows about it so people wouldn't really know if it came from there. Microsoft has always had great R&D and has put stuff out first but never marketed well or gained as much traction as google/apple.

32. Unordinary unregistered

There has been dark mode on jailbroken devices and android roms years before WP introduced it.

38. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

But was it natively in Android without a hack.

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Correction: Was it natively on Android OR iOS without a hack? Answer: No.

7. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

SPLIT SCREEN MULTITASKING FOR IPHONE 6/6S PLUS PLEASE!!!!

12. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

No need for that. Only the logo matters.

13. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Tried to laugh................... fails.

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