Some of the rumored new features for iOS 10 include new emoji and hideable apps

Some of the rumored new features for iOS 10 include new emoji and hideable apps
Apple has yet to announce the dates of this year's WWDC conference. Based on the scheduling of events at the usual venue, San Francisco's Moscone West, it would appear that this year's conference could take place from June 13th to June 17th. And we should see the unveiling of iOS 10 during WWDC.

One of the apps in iOS 10 expected to receive a major refresh is the Photos app. There is some talk that iOS users will be able to edit EXIF data and specific areas of a photo directly from within the app. And Face Detection could also be making its way to the app. While that might be exciting to some, more important to others is an agreement with Unicode that will allow Apple to add 74 more emoji in the new build of Apple's mobile OS.

One exciting new feature might have been foreshadowed by Apple CEO Tim Cook last September. Back then, Cook hinted that certain apps that come pre-installed on iOS could be hidden or uninstalled by users. Seven months ago, Cook said that some apps, if removed from iOS, could negatively impact other important apps. Other apps aren't like that, he noted. "So over time, I think with the ones that aren't like that, we'll figure out a way." Apple might have discovered a way. Just the other day, the topic came up again when code was discovered in iTunes that mentioned hideable apps.

We should see a beta version of iOS 10 released right after the new iOS build is announced at WWDC in June. Release of iOS 10 should take place in September.

source: RedmondPie, Emojipedia



1. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hideable apps? They already have that. I had to help my wife the other day because her iPad (for reasons unknown) decided to hide her Safari web browser and App Store. Took me a while before I figured out that you and to enable restrictions, then restrict both those programs, then enable them again, then disable restrictions before they pop back up. No clue what caused it in the first place... ... and I don't consider "new emoji" a "feature".

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO hiding apps isn't that useful since it doesn't recover the wasted space We should be able to uninstall uneccessary system apps e.g. Stocks, iBooks, Watch, News, ... I want to be able to uninstall uneccessary system apps in stock unrooted Android too

51. AlikMalix unregistered

The thing with iOS it actually leaves the smallest footprint of any mobile OS.. The amount of space you will save by removing iBooks (which I use), Stocks, Watch App Store, News, and such is negligible...Yes it would be better to erase them than hiding, but it's really negligible... Dont forget, I used to install iBooks, Find my Phone, Find My Friends and so on, and theyre small apps with sizes measure in KB, and rarely a few MB. Even books I buy are on average 2MB... Considering that some of these apps do intertwine with other features, that would mean other apps wont work as we're used to, So hiding them is enough for me...

52. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Uninstalling uneccessary apps could save people over 1 GB That's negligible if you have 64GB But that's huge for people with 16GB Or Apple should switch to 32GB as the base unit But yea its worse on Android Especially since many come with apps from OEMs and carriers

2. lamseunyau

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Still waiting for the dick emoji

10. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

There are more appropriate places to announce your homosexuality.

26. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

you can use the eggplant for now, or the upcoming carrot and cucumber emojis to tickle your itchy ass

40. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

i don't know why this cracked me up lmao

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I like that hand phone emoji. Gonna help slide in DMs

4. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Seriously? How many emoji do we really need?

5. AlikMalix unregistered

I never cared for emoji. It's not a feature nor is it newsworthy. Hiding all the apps you want - now that's huge!!!! Thank you, Apple.

30. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016


45. AlikMalix unregistered

Lol, not really into that much customization. I'm ok with the "extras" folder, but bring minimalistic fan - this would be a welcome addition. I was just comparing emoji part to the hiding icons part.

48. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 726; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I think Apple is adding all these emojis for the Asian market. Emojis are big there.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1572; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I'm expecting good things for iOS10, hopefully they deliver since I will be skipping iPhone 7 this year. My 6s plus is working fabulous after 9.3.1.

9. LouisMariano

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

why do you write articles that are non-sensical and dont have anything legitimately to do with ios moving foward? NEXT !

16. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

What people don't realise is for most people emojis are more important that specs.. I would rather more emojis than 3-4gb of ram on an iPhone.. Mostly because the iPhone with 1gb was already smashing the competition in speed tests.. And in benchmark ranking among the top power houses.. It doesn't need more specs.

18. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

"It doesn't need more specs." Keep drinking the cool-aid.

19. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

*kool-aid (in before a grammar police's appearance)

23. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You should look up the definition of "personal opinion" in dictionar. You definitely lack one

25. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Ok, then explain the lags on my iPad mini 2? And the inability of Safari to load more than 4-5 tabs at once? Its because of the lack of RAM. It can load more tabs but after 4 or 5, the rest reloads whenever you click it. Even the RAM hog Chrome can load more than 10 tabs at once on my z3c with 2GB RAM. He said "iphone with 1GB Ram is smashing the competition with 3-4 GB RAM" when it clearly can't beat my z3c with 2GB RAM. How's that an opinion? (And to the grammar police, sorry again)

29. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I feel you, Safari on 1GB is unusable. BUT, other web browsers are doing much better job, I know because I'm using iPad Air and Mercury Browser, with 10 or more opened tabs it doesn't choke. I believe he meant day to day usage, you really can't tell that 5S has only 1GB outside of Safari because it can hold many apps in background and doesn't lag AT ALL. My Air works flawlessly after 9.3 update, 8 and 9 were tragic but now I really don't regret not waiting for Air 2

37. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I'm glad you're reasonable unlike some other people here. And thanks for the info on mercury. Will definitely try it. iOS 7.1.2 was the smoothest. I never went to iOS 8.x as iOS 9 was already released when I got mini 2. 9 sucked. 9.2.1 was like a god's gift for me. It lagged here and there but made my ipad usable again. 9.3.1 reduced the hiccups but the lag is still there.

46. AlikMalix unregistered

Wiencon is right, I loaded up AfterPulse on my old 5s (I love their game on my 6s). And gues what, for all those graphics and shadows, and details (see AfterPulse on YouTube) - the game 5s does not look any different than on 6s and both run smooth - the only difference is that 6s loads it noticeably faster than the 5s. I'm not playing two separate accounts because you can now do custom matches and my android friends can play with us when they come over.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Again you're comparing rhe speed of iOS vs Android. Look at the facts man. If you could take a Samsung firmware an make it run on an iPhone, it would slow to a crawl because it's hardware is not powerful enough. What you are saying is equal too, my 4 cylinder car is just as fast as one with 8 cylinders and is fully loaded with people who all weight 400 lbs and they all weight together the same curb weight as the car. Obviously pulling more weight will make it slower. But bragging because you can keep up is just dumb. It's like saying a skinny guy with one leg and crush can walk faster than 600 lbs man with 2 feet. The fact that an iPhone can just only keep up is lame. It should be much faster consider the 50 things an iPhone can't do out the box that most Android can do. Do you need me to list all 50 of them for you? Because I have before. On wait, I think that number is down to 40 now. Lol maybe in 5 more yet as an iPhone will finally be equally to what a 10 year old Android can do. You guys are so funny.

39. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

iPhone's hardware is not powerful enough..hahahahaha. Remind me not to drink anything while reading the comments here. Almost sprayed my monitor with coffee. Stop embarassin

41. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Stop embarrassing yourself brosephine and read. SoC, Nand, GPU are always up there in the benchmarks.

44. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Explain how the iPhone 6S+ opens intensive apps so much faster than the far newer S7 Edge if the hardware is so poor? Actually I'll tell you. NVMe memory that Apple uses is far superior to Samsung's but it's not as impressive on a spec sheet as more cores or bigger (pointless) resolution...

47. AlikMalix unregistered

iPhone 5s plays Real Racing 3 much much better and without missing polygons than a note 4 and much much better than an LG G4 (the G4 lags like crazy running this game). Both are newer phones and bigger specs. There are jailbroken iPhones (even 4s) that do split screen and all the bells and whistles of all android features put together - without issues. It's not about limiting iOS for the sake of making it smooth - it's about reaching as many regular users with new tech as possible. Hardware on iOS has always been superb.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

new emoji and hideable apps? just that? thats laughable compared to new feature on upcoming N

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