Apple Releases iOS 10.2 New Emoji’s and TV App

Apple on Monday released its latest update to its iOS system, 10.2. With the release brings a lot of new changes to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.

One of the largest and most noticeable features to iOS 10.2, is the TV app. The TV app replaces the Video app, and has been completely rewritten, to improve video viewing experiences. Content can now be shared through all of your iOS devices. Downloads from the iTunes store will now play through the TV app, as well as other third party apps content. Siri has also been update to assist with the new app, for example, you can ask for recommendations.

For those who love their emoji icons, Apple has added 100 new Unicode emoji characters. Some of these characters include an avocado, bacon, shrug, and selfie emoji. Existing emoji’s have also been updated for retina displays.

Other iOS 10.2 updates include, new background effects for messages. Now send messages to other iOS devices with the new send with love and celebration screen effect. There are also some bug fixes for FaceTime, Photos, and Mail.

Changes Made in iOS 10.2

TV
Use Up Next to see the movies and shows you’re currently watching and pick up where you left off
Get recommendations for new movies and TV shows in Watch Now
Discover new apps and the latest iTunes releases in the Store
Access the Library for your iTunes purchases and rentals

Emoji

Beautifully redesigned emoji that reveal even more detail
Over 100 new emoji including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions

Photos

Improves stabilization and delivers faster frame rate for Live Photos
Improves accuracy of groupings of similar photos of the same person in the People album
Fixes an issue where Memories might generate a memory from photos of screenshots, whiteboards or receipts
Fixes an issue where the camera would stay zoomed in after switching back from the Camera Roll on iPhone 7 Plus
Additional support for RAW digital cameras

Messages

Adds new love and celebration full screen effects in Messages
Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented the keyboard from displaying in Messages

Music

Swipe up the Now Playing screen to more easily access Shuffle, Repeat and Up Next
Choose how to sort Playlists, Albums, and Songs in Library

News

Stories you’ve saved for later now appear the new Saved section
The best paid stories from channels you subscribe to will now appear in a dedicated section in For You
It’s now easier than ever to get to the next story, just swipe left or tap Next Story while reading

Mail

Fixes an issue that caused the Move sheet to persist after filing a Mail message
Addresses an issue with long press activating copy and paste in Mail
Fixes an issue in which the wrong message would be selected after deleting a Mail conversation

Accessibility

Adds BraillePen14 support to VoiceOver
Fixes an issue where the braille table could switch unexpectedly with VoiceOver
Fixes an issue where sometimes Siri enhanced voices were unavailable to VoiceOver
Fixes an issue where VoiceOver users could not re-order items in lists
Fixes an issue where Switch Control was sometimes unable to delete Voicemails

Other improvements and fixes

Adds notification support for HomeKit accessories including window coverings, occupancy, motion, door/window, smoke, carbon monoxide, and water leak sensors
Adds notification support for HomeKit accessories when software updates are available to HomeKit accessories
Improves Bluetooth performance and connectivity with 3rd party accessories
Fixes an issue that could cause FaceTime participants to appear out of focus
Fixes an issue that could cause FaceTime calls to appear with incorrect aspect ratio and orientation
Fixes an issue that prevented some Visual Voicemail from completing playback
Fixes a Safari Reader issue that could cause articles to open as empty pages
Fixes an issue that could cause Safari to quit unexpectedly after marking an item as read in Reading List

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