Hidden iOS 10 features Apple didn’t show us

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iOS 10
There are lots of iOS 10 features Apple didn't tell us about.
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Apple’s first preview of iOS 10 was jam-packed with new features and improvements, but there are plenty that we didn’t get to hear about during the WWDC keynote. Here’s a long list of new things you can look forward to using this fall.

  • Read receipts by conversation in iMessage
  • iCloud Drive Desktop folder
  • iCloud Drive Documents folder
  • Air Quality Index for China
  • Faster Camera launch
  • Continuity Clipboard
  • Autocorrect improvements for Korean and Thai
  • Unlimited tabs in Safari
  • Male and female Siri voices for Russia, Spain and Italy
  • Definition dictionary in Danish
  • Live Photos stabilization
  • Markup in Messages
  • Side-by-side Mail compose on iPad
  • Location suggestions in Calendar
  • New iPad Camera UI
  • Live filters for Live Photos
  • Discover section in iBooks
  • Improved Auto Enhance in the Photos app
  • Faster FaceTime connectivity
  • CarPlay app recording
  • Rest and type iPad keyboard
  • Sort Favorites in News
  • Bilingual dictionaries in Dutch and Italian
  • Apple Pay in Safari
  • Mail suggested move folder
  • Air quality in Maps for China
  • Found in Messages
  • Brilliance adjustment slider in Photos
  • Mail filters
  • CarPlay on ultrawide screens
  • Siri for South Africa and Ireland
  • Definition dictionary in Traditional Chinese
  • Avoid tolls in Maps
  • Mailbox column
  • Faster attachment sending in Messages

Many of these changes are pretty self-explanatory, but we’ll have to wait until developers get their hands on the first iOS 10 beta to see what some of these features do. I’m particularly interested in the “rest and type” keyboard for iPad, and side-by-side Mail compose.

If you are a registered developer, you can download and install the first iOS 10 beta today. It’s obviously best to avoid this release if you only have one device, because it won’t be stable yet. The rest of us will have to wait until it rolls out in the fall.