iOS 10 is here, you can now update your iPhones & iPads

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As promised, Apple has now released iOS 10. Available to a large number of iPhone and iPad models, this new version of the mobile operating system amounts to a massive visual and functional overhaul. At the same time, watchOS 3.0 has also become available to Apple Watch users.

'New software update' notifications on iOS usually don't pop up the minute they become available, but if you wish, you can always invoke the update process by opening the Settings app, and navigating to the General -> Software Update menu.

As usual, Apple is doing a great job with device support, so there are quite a few iPhone and iPad models compatible with this latest release. Here are all of them:

  • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2

  • iPod touch6th generation

If you have one (or more) of these, you can get nerdy right away and get down to updating their software. Since there may be quite a bit of waiting involved, though (iOS 10 is a large, 1.1 GB download), it might be a good idea to start the update process first, and then come back and browse through the gallery below, where we're rounding up all of iOS 10's major new features. And, if that download happens to be particularly slow, you may also want to read through our iOS 10 review, where we give you our first-hand impressions of Apple's new software.

Drop a comment below to let us know how you like iOS 10 once you've given it a try!


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