Instead of Siri just answering your questions -- or sometimes not answering them -- the assistant will be more capable of directly taking care of specific tasks for you across a large lineup of services.
You can say things like, "WeChat Nancy that I'll be 5 minutes late," and the WeChat app will handle your message. You'll be able to send payments, search for photos, hail a car ride and do more with the right supported app. The new SDK will open up a much wider world for Siri, for app developers and for users.
Apple opens Siri to developers
Apple now makes it possible for developers to add Siri to their apps.
A new Memories tab in iOS 10 will supply fresh doses of nostalgia by sorting through your shots and transforming them into micro-movies of old family vacations, weddings and more.
This will be made possible by a software update that harnesses both facial and object recognition, allowing your mobile device to cluster images by people and scenes (like mountains and beaches), as well as by locations and dates.
iOS 10 makes organizing your photos easier with facial recognition
Apple enhances its photos app on iOS 10 with new facial and scene recognition tech that makes it easier to search and organize your photos.
Maps has an all-new design for iOS 10. The UI can suggest locations on a map based on your day-to-day activities, and Apple opened the API up to third-party developers so you'll be able to book an Uber, make a restaurant reservation and get driving directions all without leaving the app.
While you're driving, the system will give you alternate routes and offer turn-by-turn directions in the instrument cluster in your car (thanks to CarPlay), and you can also (finally) zoom ahead while you're receiving driving directions to see the route and upcoming traffic conditions.
Apple plays catch up to Google with Maps update
Apple opens up its Maps app to developers and beefs up traffic and routing options.
This year in iOS 10, you'll find a new Home app that'll serve as a central point of organization for your connected home setup, along with support for new categories of gadgets, including cameras.
You'll also be able to manage your gadgets right in the Control Center -- just swipe up and then over to access a dedicated smart-home section.
And, thanks to 3D Touch, you'll be able to pull up additional options and info for each device, too -- the feed from your doorbell camera, for instance, with the option to unlock the door if you see someone who needs let in.
Apple HomeKit (finally) gets its own app
Apple showed off the new Apple Home app to control all your smart-home devices.