Apple outlines huge upgrades to Messages and more when iOS 10 launches on 13 September

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Apple outlines huge upgrades to Messages and more when iOS 10 launches on 13 September

Apple's iOS 10 will be released on 13 September with a vast amount of feature improvements.

The new operating system will come with improvements to Siri, which can search for images and write texts for you. Apple is also allowing developers to make use of it in their own apps.

Also on its way is integrated livestreaming in games, when the new OS lands on compatible iOS devices on 13 September.

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Apple revealed that Messaging will receive the biggest overhaul. Users can now use the app to do things like order food and send licensed stickers without having to swap apps.

Users can also send their friends texts with animated text bubbles and "invisible ink" that has to be tapped to be read, as well as the ability to swap text for emojis from within the text box itself.

You can also now write hand-written messages to send, and send full-screen fireworks to your friends should the feeling take you.

Apple Music has also received an upgrade to allow for built-in lyrics, and all HomeKit apps will now be combined together under one Home app to control smartphone-compatible devices in the home.

You can find out more from Apple's iOS 10 documentation here.

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