Apple Confirms Rich Notifications Will Come to Devices Without 3D Touch

Despite only showcasing iOS 10's new rich notifications feature on an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during WWDC, Apple has confirmed in beta notes that devices without the pressure sensing technology of the newest iPhone models will also be getting rich notifications. Still, the feature is relegated -- and "optimized" -- for the 6s and 6s Plus in the first iOS 10 beta, with full functionality coming to older-model iPhones in the future.

iOS 10 rich notifications

"Support for rich notifications is optimized for 3D Touch, and in iOS 10 beta 1 the feature is available only on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Future betas will provide access to this functionality for users of iPhone models without support for 3D Touch."

Rich notifications function as a way for users to pop into apps without needing to navigate through unlocking the iPhone and finding the app on their home screen. On the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, a simple 3D Touch can expand a Message with a full keyboard to type out a reply, or show a live broadcast of a sporting event. With no more descriptive information in the Apple beta notes for developers, it's unclear how this feature will work on iPhone models lacking 3D Touch, although some form of long press is likely.

Similar iOS 10 tidbits have been emerging from WWDC following yesterday's keynote, including new information on iMessage Apps and the potential removal of Game Center from the public release of iOS 10 this fall.

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57 months ago

iOS10 Messages is the equivalent of bloatware. I used to prefer the simplicity of Apple's default apps. Apple seems to be moving away from simplicity which is a major disappointment.

You dont have to use those features. Apple cant stay very simple when competitors are moving forward.
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57 months ago
iOS10 Messages is the equivalent of bloatware. I used to prefer the simplicity of Apple's default apps. Apple seems to be moving away from simplicity which is a major disappointment.
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57 months ago
Way to disable this?? Seems bad security wise anyone can pick up your phone reply to a message? Unless it doesnt work like that?
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57 months ago

iOS10 Messages is the equivalent of bloatware. I used to prefer the simplicity of Apple's default apps. Apple seems to be moving away from simplicity which is a major disappointment.

"Simplicity" was becoming a cancer among the majority of users, who with all the reason demanded more features. They're delivering and getting in-line with competition.

The new emoji size might nag a little, but otherwise no one is forcing you to either use the app or its new features. If your friends are anything like you, they won't either.

But not adding features is one of the most mediocre things i can think of, and the surely aren't stopping only because persons like you are obsessed with "clean,superior and simple looks" over functionality. And thank god for that
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57 months ago
With each new version iOS is gradually turning into a mediocre operating system.

Where is the simplicity and elegance it was known for? I can't stand "features" like these Windows style X buttons to close the pop up.
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57 months ago
Seeing as many of you have no ability to think past those irrational thoughts that pop into your heads ... HERE are the controls for security at the lock screen. Now stop!

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