For the first time ever, unlocking your iPhone will not be done via swipe
[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]esterday, Apple opened its annual Worldwide Developers Conference with the obligatory keynote, revealing what the future holds for the company’s operating systems, its mobile #iOS included. After that, the first developer beta of #iOS10 was released, and we were itching to get it on one of our #iPhones and test it out.
The first major change to the new interface greets the user as soon as the phone boots up. For 9 years, getting past the lock screen has required the user to swipe right — back in the day, it was a small block that needed to be moved from one side to the other, while the iOS 7 re-design made it so that swiping on any area would unlock the phone, but the gesture direction was still strictly left to right.
So, the new method is consistent with the way one would unlock their phone if it were locked via the TouchID fingerprint reader — a scenario in which you just press the home button once and wait for the device to scan your finger. A nice idea, which maintains consistency throughout both unlocking options.