iOS 10: The New Apple Update
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On September 13, 2016, Apple, the technology company responsible for the the iPhone, released a new software update for their phones and other products. The update was meant to personalize the way that you talk and interact with others on your phone with features such as stickers, colors, handwritten notes, and new emojis on the messenger application. As well as a more personalized approach to music and app suggestions based off apps you frequently use. The update has received both negative and positive feedback online and in real life. There are countless articles explaining the cons of the update online, and why you should refrain from downloading it. Raymond Wong of Mashable.com, a digital entertainment company, reported on the update saying, “New software updates are nice, but when applied to old hardware, especially from two years or older, you’re bound to get a device that’s even slower than it was before.”
Articles that are against the iOS 10 update, such as the one on Mashable, claim that the update slows down your device, takes more storage, and by choosing to reduce motion, you choose to be left out in the use of some of the cool effects. Articles that are for the iOS 10 update claim that the new features such as fraud detection in calls, voicemail updates, and new photo features outweigh the negative bugs that seem to come with the update. Amit Chowdhry of Forbes.com reported on the 50 most useful new features of the update, saying, “[On September 13], Apple released iOS 10 to the public, and it included dozens of new features and improvements.”
Hailea Stockburger, junior, says, “I like [the update], but it took me awhile to get used to it.” Most users report the same thing. In the beginning, the update was disappointing, but now they’re okay with it. Many initial complaints stem from the gun emoji change, from a black revolver to a lime green water gun, in hopes to make an impact on gun violence. Others dislike the new sounds. Becca Miller says, “The new lock sound makes me uncomfortable.”, and Tori Millsap says, “The calculator’s sounds are different too. I don’t think I like them.” The iOS 10 update may be better, but the response it has received is not as good as Apple expected. From forum users to twitter users, “I hate the iOS 10 update” seems to be a recurring phrase.