For many weeks, the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.2 has been available in beta. This might be good news for the jailbreak community, however as of this writing the iPhone 7 is not included on the list of supported devices. Furthermore, with iOS 10.2.1 already installed on many devices and the upcoming release of iOS 10.3, Yalu's capabilities may be further limited. As is the case with any beta software, those looking to take advantage of the Yalu jailbreak should be aware of some caveats before taking the plunge.
When it comes to the latest App Store statistics, a whopping four-fifths of active iOS devices are now running iOS 10. As of February 20, Apple reports 79% of active iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units compatible with the newest firmware have already installed it. This leaves 16% with iOS 9 and just 5% running earlier versions of iOS.
Siri has gained new powers since the introduction of iOS 10. iPhone owners can enjoy a variety of enhancements to the personal assistant. One such feature offers APIs for developers, making it possible for Siri to interact with any compatible third-party apps. But before you start asking Siri to hail an Uber, or send a PayPal payment, these apps must be installed on your device and manually added to Siri. While the process only takes a moment, it is necessary to get the most out of Siri on iOS 10.
While most of the buzz surrounding Apple's media event this week circled around the new MacBook and its Touch Bar, there were some other very interesting tidbits that surfaced. One major development for Apple TV owners is the announcement of a new app: TV. Apple claims this app will "completely change" how you watch TV with your Apple devices. Apple seeks to do nothing less than completely integrate all digital content sources in one place, vastly simplifying the process of watching your content.
iPhone owners looking to downgrade from iOS 10 to the previous version (iOS 9.3.5) are out of luck. This week, Apple stopped signing the latest iOS 9 firmware. This means that downgrading to the earlier operating system is not possible. At this time, the only versions of iOS that can be installed are iOS 10.0.2 and 10.0.3. Apple released iOS 10.0.3 exclusively for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. For all other iPhones iOS 10.0.2 remains the current version.