Apple Seeds iOS 10 Golden Master Ahead of September 13 Public Launch

Apple today seeded the golden master (GM) version of iOS 10 to developers. The golden master represents the final version of iOS 10 that will be released to the public, and it comes after a beta testing period that saw Apple release eight iOS 10 betas.

The iOS 10 golden master is available as an over-the-air download to those who installed the first eight betas or the beta configuration profile and it's available for direct download via Apple's Developer Center. The iOS 10 golden master version is iOS 10.0.1.

iOS 10 is a major iOS update with a ton of new features and design tweaks, including a new Lock screen experience with 3D Touch-enabled notifications, a more easily accessible camera, a redesigned Control Center, and a new widgets screen. According to Apple, iOS 10 is the company's biggest iOS update ever released.

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The Messages app in iOS 10 has been overhauled with features that include background animations, bubble effects, Digital Touch, handwritten notes, Tapback replies, predictive emoji, and a dedicated App Store, and Photos has gained new facial and object recognition capabilities along with a Memories feature for rediscovering forgotten moments.

iOS 10 will be released to the public on Wednesday, September 13, three days ahead of the official launch date of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. For full details on iOS 10, make sure to check out our iOS 10 roundup.



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34 months ago
Nothing OTA for public beta. Is this devs only?
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34 months ago

Just installed via OTA. Version shows 10.0.1. Wierd

That's what it shows on the developer site: "iOS 10.0.1 GM seed"
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34 months ago
iOS 10 is the biggest release of iOS ever. A massive update to Messages brings the power of the App Store to your conversations and makes messaging more personal than ever. Find your route with beautifully redesigned Maps. Relive memories like never before in Photos. Use the power of Siri in more apps than ever. A new Home app to make controlling your home even easier. And all-new Music and News.



iOS 10 introduces new features and improvements including:




* Messages lets you express yourself in new ways and access your favourite apps from within your conversations
* Siri now works with apps from the App Store to send messages, make phone calls and more
* Maps comes with an all-new look and extensions to make reservations and book a ride
* Photos is all new with intelligent search making it easier to find people, places and more, as well as new and beautiful ways to rediscover your memories
* Home is a new app that lets you simply and securely manage your home automation products in one place
* Apple Music has an all-new design, bringing greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience
* Apple News has an all-new design adding bold typography, vibrant colour and distinct sections that make it easier to find stories on specific topics
* Accessing the information you need is easier and quicker with a redesigned Lock screen and deeper 3D Touch integration
* QuickType keyboard adds new emoji, multilingual typing, and contextual predictions that leverage deep neural network technology
* Suggested events and contact details are added to apps based on information found in Mail




Messages


* Expressive Messaging
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* Bubble effects let you send messages loudly, gently, with a slam or with invisible ink
* Full-screen effects to celebrate special moments
* Tapback for quick replies to messages, links and photos
* Handwritten messages animate like ink on paper
* Digital Touch lets you send sketches, taps and heartbeats
* Tap to replace can emojify your text with just a tap
* Rich links show a preview of web pages you share

* iMessage apps
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* New App Store for iMessage
* Use the power of apps in Messages to share and collaborate with friends
* Download stickers to send and place on text bubbles and photos




Siri


* Siri now works with the following types of apps
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* Messaging apps to send, search and read back text messages
* VoIP apps to make phone calls
* Photos apps to search for images and photos
* Ride service apps to book rides
* Payment apps to make personal payments
* Fitness apps to start, stop and pause workouts
* CarPlay carmaker apps to adjust climate, radio, seat and personal settings




Maps


* All-new look
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* Proactive suggestions for places you’re likely to go next, based on your routine or appointments in Calendar
* Improved search with new callout design, clustered results and category filters
* Home, work, favourite locations and locations from upcoming Calendar events are displayed on the map
* Displays where your car is parked via CarPlay or Bluetooth
* Weather for the currently viewed area

* Extensions
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* Make a reservation within Maps using extensions from participating reservations apps
* Book a ride to a destination within Maps using extensions from participating ride service apps

* Turn-by-turn navigation improvements
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* Search along route for petrol stations, food and coffee shops
* Automatic view adjustment of the road ahead
* Use pan and zoom during navigation
* Option to avoid tolls and motorways




Photos


* Advanced face recognition designed with deep learning to automatically group similar faces together
* Object and scene recognition to intelligently search for photos by what’s in them using advanced computer vision that scans your library locally on device
* Places album to see all your photos, videos and Live Photos on a map
* Memories
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* Intelligently highlights forgotten events, trips and people, and presents them in a beautiful collection
* Memory movies automatically edited with theme music, titles and cinematic transitions
* Related memories make it easy to rediscover even more photos in your collection, based on location, time, people, scenes and objects
* Easily share with family and friends

* Brilliance control applies region-specific adjustments to brightness, highlights and contrast



Home


* New Home app to securely manage and control HomeKit-enabled accessories
* Scenes to control groups of accessories with just a tap
* Rich notifications with quick actions to control accessories
* Optionally share home access with family and friends
* Remote access and automation of accessories with Apple TV or iPad



Apple Music


* An all-new design for Apple Music brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience
* Navigate your Library with an improved menu and see all the Downloaded Music you can play on your device while offline
* See recommendations in For You that highlight mixes, playlists, albums and Connect posts — selected for you based on the music and artists you love
* Visit Browse to more easily see exclusive releases, find curated playlists and discover the most important new releases — picked by our editors each week
* Listen to Radio more easily — clearly see what’s live on Beats 1, hear your favourite shows on demand or choose a curated station for any genre of music
* Play music with an improved Now Playing experience — swipe up to view available lyrics and quickly see or edit songs that are coming up next



Apple News


* An all-new design in For You adds bold typography, vibrant colour and distinct sections that make it easier to find stories on specific topics
* See the most important stories of the day within Top Stories — updated by our editors throughout the day
* Find the most popular stories right now within Trending Stories — selected based on what others are reading
* See all your stories grouped into easy-to-understand sections on the topics you follow or read
* Discover the best and most interesting stories of the week within Featured Stories — selected by our editors
* Share stories more easily — just tap the icon on any story to send it to a friend straight from For You
* Receive breaking news notifications from some of your most trusted sources
* Subscribe to your favourite magazines and newspapers directly in News
* New personalised Today ('http://airmail.calendar/2016-09-07%2012:00:00%20BST') View widget lets you keep up with the latest stories throughout the day



Experience


* Raise to Wake automatically wakes the screen as you raise your iPhone
* Rich notifications that support real-time information, audio, photos and videos
* Today ('http://airmail.calendar/2016-09-07%2012:00:00%20BST') view is redesigned and supports all-new widgets for apps like Weather, Up Next, Maps, Stocks and more
* Control Centre is redesigned with easier-to-access controls including dedicated cards for music playback and Home
* Expanded use of 3D Touch
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* Lock screen notifications to support an expanded view and access to quick actions
* New quick actions for built-in apps like Weather, Stocks, Reminders, Health, Home, FaceTime, iCloud Drive and Settings
* Home screen widgets
* Control Centre for access to quick actions for Torch, Timer, Calculator and Camera
* Clear all in Notification Centre




QuickType


* New emoji, including gender-diverse options to existing characters, single-parent family variations, rainbow flag and beautiful redesigns of popular emoji
* Contextual predictions for current location, recent addresses, contact information and calendar availability using deep neural network technology
* Emoji predictions
* Calendar events are intelligently populated using deep learning technology with information from your conversations in Mail and Messages
* Multilingual typing now lets you type in two languages at once without having to switch keyboards
* Rest & Type on iPad intelligently adapts to your unique typing patterns
* Predictive typing now uses deep neural network technology for greater prediction accuracy



Phone


* Voicemail transcription (beta)
* Spam call alerts with spam call identification apps
* Support for third-party VoIP apps receiving calls on the Lock screen, including support for Call Waiting, Mute and Do Not Disturb



Other improvements


* Apple Pay in Safari
* View two pages at once using Split View in Safari on iPad
* Notes collaboration lets you invite people to work on your notes together
* Markup support in Messages, Photos and PDFs stored in Notes
* Bedtime Alarm in the Clock app lets you set a regular sleep schedule and receive bedtime reminders
* Health adds support for health records and organ donation (US Only)
* Stabilisation support for Live Photos for improved camera capture
* Live Filters support when capturing Live Photos
* iCloud Drive now supports Desktop and Documents folders from macOS
* Live search results in Spotlight for Chinese and Japanese
* Siri support for Spanish (Chile), Chinese (Cantonese - China), English (Ireland), English (South Africa)
* Ling Wai and Kaiti Black document fonts for Chinese
* Yu Kyokasho and Toppan Bunkyu fonts for Japanese
* New definition dictionaries in Traditional Chinese and Danish and bilingual dictionaries in Dutch and Italian
* New keyboard for Spanish (Latin America)



Accessibility


* Magnifier now uses the camera on your iPhone or iPad like a digital magnifying glass for real-life objects
* New range of display colour filters to support different forms of colour blindness or other vision challenges
* VoiceOver adds a Pronunciation Editor to customise the way words are pronounced, additional voices and support for multiple audio sources
* Additional text highlighting options in Speak Screen and Speak Selection, as well as the ability to speak keyboard letters and predictive typing suggestions to support multi-modal learning
* Switch control now lets you control iOS, macOS and tvOS all from the same iPhone or iPad, so you don’t need to configure switches for the secondary device
* Software textphone allows you to make and receive textphone calls without the need for traditional hardware teleprinter accessories



Some features may not be available on all devices or in all countries or areas; for more information visit: http://www.apple.com/uk/ios/feature-availability and http://www.apple.com/uk/ios/whats-new



For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201222
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I know that I risk sounding like a total n00b, but those who are not currently enrolled in the public beta cannot sign up now, right?

Asking for a friend...


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34 months ago
New wallpapers?
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34 months ago

Can anyone confirm whether or not the star rating system in the Music app (as opposed to the hearts) is still gone in iOS 10? I had read in a previous discussion that it's gone, but I've been hoping it would come back before GM / release. With tens of thousands of songs, many in playlists based partly or solely on how many stars they have, I really don't know if I will upgrade to iOS 10...

Hearts only. And the invisible button still invisible.
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34 months ago
Can I install it on windows?
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34 months ago

Can anyone confirm whether or not the star rating system in the Music app (as opposed to the hearts) is still gone in iOS 10? I had read in a previous discussion that it's gone, but I've been hoping it would come back before GM / release. With tens of thousands of songs, many in playlists based partly or solely on how many stars they have, I really don't know if I will upgrade to iOS 10...


Just checked, seems the ability to star a song is still not there in iOS 10 GM...
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34 months ago

I never tried beta, is there a possible way to install the GM? since it's going to be the same as the public release.


Yep, later today, several sites will have the download links for all models. Keep an eye out.
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34 months ago
Can anyone confirm whether or not the star rating system in the Music app (as opposed to the hearts) is still gone in iOS 10? I had read in a previous discussion that it's gone, but I've been hoping it would come back before GM / release. With tens of thousands of songs, many in playlists based partly or solely on how many stars they have, I really don't know if I will upgrade to iOS 10...
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34 months ago
I was able to update to iOS 10 GM OTA. You need to get your hands on the developer profile that was listed in this thread earlier.
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