Check out the new iOS 10 lock screen: lots of widgets, rich notifications and quick camera

Check out the new iOS 10 lock screen: lots of widgets, rich notifications and quick camera
Apple is currently on the stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for the WWDC 2016 developers conference, and while announcing the new iOS 10 version, the focus was on what you actually start with when you interact with your phone or tablet - picking them up, and going to the lock screen. 

Now, when you pick your iPhone up, you don't even have to press the unlock key to show the lock screen. With Raise to Wake, the iPhone will automagically unlock the second you pick it up and lift it to check the screen. 

A popular demand has been putting widgets and notifications on the lock screen, and Apple listened. There are now rich notifications you can preview, using 3D Touch for more options. That 3D Touch action is more interactive, too, as you can shoot a message reply straight from the Peek preview window, too

Last but not least, the Lock screen on iOS 10 introduces a quick slide over gesture from the right that brings you directly into the Camera app, ready to shoot at will. Sliding the other way will bring you to the widget screen, where full screen widgets can rule the day, or you can expand the smaller ones by tapping on the More icon on the widget to start, say, viewing inline game videos if it's a sports app widgets you've pinned there. Neat.

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52 Comments

1. readreadz

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

New google nexus ?

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Wrong article.

2. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Raise to wake = Blatant copy of the same features on motorola device. Widget on lockscreen = so many android have this sure force touch in this could be useful but thats about it. Camera on lockscreen = is thats something new? So innovative.

3. srirachacha

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

Doesn't iOS 9 already have a button on the lock screen that goes to the camera?

9. AlikMalix unregistered

You can have widgets on lock screen in iOS 9. I honestly don't see anything new on this yet. Just improvements to what's already been on older iOS.

10. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Yep. I was hoping they would bring something new. Hopefully, so they could persuade me to finally buy an iphone again. All I see: Old android feature1 Android feature 2 Android feature 3 Android feature 4 ..... ..... .... *yawn*

12. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Without lags 1, without lags 2, without lags 3, ..........

15. srirachacha

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

You mean with your so-called "lags" (what is "lags"?) just hidden with animations.

16. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Lol. I tried an iphone 6s plus...even with the simpler iOS 9 still lags... you should take a nap also :)

21. BrutallyHonest unregistered

I use a 6S Plus as well and I have never experienced any sort of lag, nothing that can be likened to past experiences with various Android handsets. I'm not saying Android is bad or inferior, but experiences of lag on Android outweighs those on iOS. For the most part, the iOS experience is consistently smooth and responsive.

30. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Mine doesn't lag either. He probably tried in a store. Those demo units always take a beating. Note 5 took 3 seconds to open text app. I know this isn't normal. Demo unit.

41. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Yeah. It is smooth and consisten but every now and then I would experience small stutter, lag and the occasional app crash. Compared to older android devices yes, difference is huge but we are in 2016 with new android phones. Compared to new android flagships, i would say android and ios are on par with performance and smoothness.

43. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Maybe in a few instances ios is a tad bit smoother and faster, but so is android for others. We could cherry pick but there is no point. They are both so similar.

28. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

If you are saying that the iPhone 6s is lagging you are simply lying and just a downright Android fanboy who's life got ruined by Apple.

48. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, welcome to 2013 for the touch to wake device function, another nod to the innovation of Motorola.... as for the camera shortcut on the lock screen.... is this really a new iOS feature? Has there ever been a time where Android didn't have this basic feature?

4. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Well that is the messiest OS I have seen in a long time, what the hell happened there???

23. BrutallyHonest unregistered

The widgets are uniform, labeled, and organized. If this is what you consider messy, I am not entirely sure what you'd consider "neat" to be.

31. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

What happened is Steve Jobs died. Had he been alive today, the iPhone would have a 4" screen and be 4mm thin with no bezels and no battery at all since it would run on universal energy. Apple would've scrapped iOS after version 6, bought Blackberry and then agreed to a deal with Google so that a modified version of Android could power all future iDevices. Because of this, Hillary's email scandal is completely averted but due to the butterfly effect she then has a stroke when she catches Bill up to his dirty old ways with Michelle (this irreparably damages relations between the Clinton's and Obama's). Bernie Sanders would then go on to win the election this year resulting in great peace in the world. Unfortunately for us, Trump will probably be the President next year which results in Martial law after a series of terrible events. I only wish Steve was still here because Jobs saves...

5. Caveman723

Posts: 22; Member since: May 01, 2014

Oh my god! I must say these words! Apple~ios 10~Revolution!!!

6. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

So many f**king idiots on this site. This is about iOS, not Android! Take your " Android did this first!" bulls**t logic elsewhere please.

11. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

It's not a logical argument. It's stating facts. I wasn't aware consumers weren't allowed to compare and contrast products and their features. Somebody needs a nap...

17. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"It's not a logical argument. It's stating facts. I wasn't aware consumers weren't allowed to compare and contrast products and their features. Somebody needs a nap..." First of all, you contradicted yourself within the first sentence. Secondly, you ARE NOT AN APPLE CONSUMER, WHY ARE YOU HERE? I don't understand why any of you feel the need to yell "first" like this is a YouTube comments section, it's childish and borderline psychotic. Your opinions are unproductive because you aren't adding anything to the discussion, simply playing favorites.

39. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

"First of all, you contradicted yourself within the first sentence. Secondly, you ARE NOT AN APPLE CONSUMER, WHY ARE YOU HERE?" I did not contradict myself lol, I'm not formally arguing with anyone nor trying to convince anyone to not buy something. Im just making vane comments because why no. There isn't the need for a real reason. I just want to know what apple has to offer this year because I keep my options open. Also, sometimes the fan wars can be entertaining and sometimesit's funny to see fanboys get butthurt so easy. You gotta stop taking most of these comments so serious and just laugh it out or ignore them. I think you could benefit from a nice 1hr nap, seriously relax. Good day :D

26. BrutallyHonest unregistered

Wouldn't a logical argument be somewhat dependent on the presence of facts? If you were simply comparing and contrasting features, that would be fine. But your comments contain ridicule and bias. Innovation can be something completely new, something renewed, or altered. Within the iOS universe, these features renew and alter the present product. iOS isn't a UI of Android, therefore treating it as if it needs to improve on a completely different OS with brand new features is short-sighted. Android and iOS are both efficient and productive operating systems that more or less accomplish the same exact things.

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Such immense butthurt and cry for ignorance...

18. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Such immense butthurt and cry for ignorance" It's: Such immense butthurt and a cry of ignorance. Try to troll harder next time. Maybe instead of wasting time posting nonsense, you should be getting acquainted with basic sentence structure.

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Lol, no rational logic to defend its cry for ignorance, so, it just desperately tries to play the asinine bait switch game as a grammar Nazi...pathetic.

24. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You have the linguistic skills of a child. I just barely understood any of that. BTW, I fail to understand what I'm "defending" exactly. Do you think consumers are gonna care who did what first? Of course not! So why bother acting like it does? That's something I just can't seem to grasp. Honestly I just wish that people could read an Apple article like they would an Android one, without there being a bunch of idiots starting crap for no good reason. I don't start things in Android articles to alienate people. Why should you?

27. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Maybe you don't, but a lot of ifanboys do

42. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

I remember a time when all you sheep where standing at the barricades yelling copy everytime something not having an apple on it came along......but now suddenly when it's your crappy apple that does it, it's total legit. You sheep are a pathetic bunch of cult members.....

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