I’ve been rocking a jailbroken iOS 9 for some time now, but I just recently decided to upgrade to iOS 10 and see what it’s like inside Apple’s jail.
Apple is smart, you see. It knows that people hate ads, and jailbreaking is one foolproof way to block ads. So it made an adblocking framework, so that people like me now have one less reason to jailbreak. And it works.
It feels faster.
The lock screen widgets are actually useful, for instance, now I can swipe left from the lock screen and see which trams are leaving from the nearest stop from my location (Fahrinfo), so I don’t have to call up the app anymore.
Number26’s widget shows my account balance even when my phone isn’t unlocked, though. I wonder who thought that was a good idea.
The Control Center is a definite improvement. The old one was too cluttered.
The swipe from lower right gesture from lockscreen to open camera was never reliable. Now it’s simply swipe to the left. Perfect!
In Photos, the edit button is now next to the favourite and delete button. Great! It used to be in the top right which was always a stretch. Now Details is up there which is a lot more appropriate.
Real thought was put into this platform, I’m glad I switched from Android. The iPhone 5S is still going on strong, and all this while I had to deal with CyanogenMod and whatever kanged ROMs some random teenager uploaded on Mega.