Apple has made iOS 10 / 10.0.1 GM (Gold Master) download links available for all supported iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices with both IPSW files and OTA update live right now.
The newly released iOS 10 and iOS 10.0.1 GM signifies the final stage of the software development cycle, meaning that we will not be seeing any more iOS 10.0 releases to developers or public testers prior to the platform actually being rolled out to general public on compatible devices. Historically, the GM and final release of the iOS 10 made available to download for public will likely be the exact same builds.
iOS 10 is an interesting release for Apple. The availability of the Gold Master build of iOS 10 follows eight iOS 10 pre-release seeds to be exact – that started being made for developers immediately after the opening keynote of this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference back in June.
Apple’s CEO Time Cook and the company have bundled in enough changes to make iOS 10 a substantial release, but it would perhaps be an overstretched to believe that Apple actually overhauled the platform significantly to consider an evolution of the iOS platform.
Anyone purchasing an iPhone 7, or who has an existing device that offers compatibility with iOS 10, will be far able to benefit from a bold new interface in many aspects, such as an improved user-interface within the Music app, or a new, redesigned Maps and Messages experience. Here is the complete list of iOS 10 compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch device: iOS 10 Compatibility For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
What to say more? Messages is one of the most widely used apps within iOS 10, and that iMessages experience just got a lot better now with iOS 10. There are new ways to send messages thanks to Invisible Ink messages and the ability to annotate images directly. There’s still a much-optimized Maps experience that includes the ability to make proactive suggestions and being able to search for points of interests and locations on any defined route.
For a complete list of changes and features in iOS 10. Check out our post here: iOS 10 Announced: Features, Release Date And More.
iOS 10 GM can be downloaded via the usual Software Update mechanism within the Settings app if you’re already running the beta version of the platform. Developers can also grab the IPSW file directly from developer.apple.com with submitting the required Apple Developer Program credentials and then update or restore to it using iTunes. Full step-by-step guide on how to download and install iOS 10 GM can be found here: Download iOS 10 / 10.0.1 GM & Install On iPhone 6s, 6, Plus, SE, 5s, 5c, 5, iPad, iPod [Tutorial].
Apple will release final iOS 10 version to public worldwide on September 14th, just before iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus shipments start on September 16th.
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