Apple made lots of announcements at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote that will change the way people will use their iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watch and Apple TV.
But apart from the many headline features there were lots of other things we discovered about Apple’s software updates and the way they can be used with Apple products.
Here are the 10 things we learned:
YOU CAN DELETE SOME OF APPLE’S APPS
A lot of Apple’s very own apps come as part of the latest iOS but that’s going to change with iOS 10.
This time out, users can delete some of Apple’s pre-installed apps – but not all of them.
Users looking to get back more memory on their iPhone or iPad have complained about being stuck with apps they’d never use like Stocks, Find My Friends and the Compass.
In iOS 10 there will be 23 apps that can be deleted.
Here’s the full list: Calculator, Calendar, Compass, Contacts, FaceTime, Find My Friends, Home, iBooks, iCloud Drive, iTunes Store, Mail, Maps, Music, News, Notes, Podcasts, Reminders, Stocks, Tips, Videos, Voice Memos, Watch app,Weather.
If any of these apps are deleted they can be reinstalled from the App Store.
These apps can also be now individually updated rather than only whenever a new iOS is released.
3D TOUCH WILL BECOME MORE USEFUL
The introduction of 3D touch with the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus was seen as a fun new feature but with iOS 10 it will really come into its own.
The new lock screen and a lot of the enhancements and shortcuts will utilise 3D Touch more than ever so if you thought it was a gimmick wait until you get your hands on iOS 10.
YOUR iPHONE WILL TELL YOU WHEN TO GO TO BED
A new Bedtime tab will be included in the Clock app and is designed for people who usually wake up at the same time every day.
The Wake Alarm will tell you when to go to bed, record when you wake up and even tell you how you slept.
APPLE TAKES ON SNAPCHAT AND WHATSAPP WITH NEW MESSAGING TOOLS
Being able to send more than just words in a message has driven platforms like Whatsapp and Snapchat and now Apple has joined the party to stay relevant in the messaging space.
With iOS 10 users can add animations, effects and other novelties to make sending and receiving messages even more fun.
YOUR MAC WILL FREE UP SPACE FOR YOU
In the past anyone who owned a Mac needed a third party application like Clean My Mac to remove junk and old files from their hard drives.
With macOS Sierra, your Mac will do this for you and move things like old files, watched movies and TV shows to iCloud and delete your browser cache, previous OS X install files and lots of other redundant data and junk.
The result is getting back significant amounts of disk space.
APPLE DEVICES WILL WORK TOGETHER CLOSER THAN EVER
Apple has introduced plenty of features across all four of its platforms that will encourage users to buy a family of Apple products because they will now work together so well.
So we expect the number of customers buying more Apple products to enable these cross platform features will grow.
Soon you can unlock your Mac with an Apple Watch, access your desktop and documents files on other Apple devices and use Apple Pay on your Mac with Touch ID on your iPhone.
You will also be able to copy and paste between devices.
YOUR VOICEMAIL WILL BE TRANSCRIBED
If you miss a call and the person leaves a voicemail, users will be able to read a transcription of the message rather having to listen to the message.
Another call received feature created in association with Cisco will be the identification of possible spam and scam phone calls.
YOUR APPLE PRODUCTS WILL USE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Apple’s new software will be use artificial intelligence to recognise people, places, faces and objects to help sort your photos and make them easier to find.
It will have facial recognition and even identify things like snow and water in images to help sort your holiday snaps.
And the good news is that all of these calculations and computations will take place on the Apple device and not in the cloud or across the internet.
SIRI IS GOING TO BE A LOT MORE USEFUL
With Siri now open to developers, expect to see a slew of new apps that will allow the user to control things, ask for things and look for things using their voice.
Siri will now be available across all four of Apple’s platforms so we’ll be spending as much time talking to our Apple products as touching and physically interacting with them.
And Siri will also gain a whole new level of intelligence and will know your calendar and location to make more relevant suggestions and recommendations.
YOUR CHILD COULD CREATE THE NEXT BIG APP
Coding should be taught in schools according to Apple.
It has introduced Swift Playgrounds – a free app for people, especially children, to learn coding.
You never know, your child might take to coding and create an app that can change the world.
* Stephen Fenech travelled to San Francisco as a guest of Apple