Apple has improvements planned for it’s key operating system and Siri that are scheduled to be released during Fall 2016 timeframe

Apple released iOS 10 to developers today. A public beta will launch in July, and – like MacOS Sierra – it will arrive for everyone in the fall, likely around the same time new iPhones are released.

Apple iOS 10Now, when you pick up your iOS 10 device, it will wake up and show a preview of any notifications on the lock screen without you having to press any buttons. On new iPhones, 3D Touch will also be more useful, allowing you to press for more information about calendar reminders, text messages, and other notifications directly from that lock screen.

Of note is the fact that Apple is loosening its grip on Siri. With SiriKit, developers can connect their apps to Apple’s digital assistant for things like messaging, phone calls, photo search, ride booking, personal payments, and workouts (“Siri, book me an Uber). It can also be used for CarPlay apps to handle things like temperature or radio settings.

iOS 10 MemoriesMaps is also open to developers, so you can make a restaurant reservation via OpenTable or reserve a Lyft right from Apple Maps. Apple also previewed a new Maps redesign and suggested routes based on your usual schedule. “Once a route is planned, Maps can search along the route for gas stations, restaurants, coffee shops and more and provides an estimate of how the stop impacts the length of your trip,” according to Apple