Friday, September 16, 2016

Will iOS 10 Bring Changes to Social Media Sites?

Recently, Apple just released iOS 10, and with it came several new changes. Most of the changes are in Apple apps, such as iMessage, Apple Maps, and Notes, as well as changes to the overall settings of Apple products. Both good and bad things have been said about the new update, as it might with any update. The only difference is that iOS 10 was built up with such high expectations from Apple users because a lot has been changed, and Apple promised worthwhile results. Whatever your view of the update may be, we can all agree that the update gives Apple products a whole new look. Since Apple is predominantly a superpower in the world of technology, this bold new update raises this question: will social media websites also get a bold new make-over?

In the past, social media apps tended to update whenever Apple did, even if only minor changes were made. Again, not all of the changes that have been made to social media apps in the past have been a huge hit among users, but either way, people were forced to get used to the changes whether they liked them or not. Most of the time, the social media site knows what it is doing, and knows that the changes it makes will eventually be the norm for their site.

Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with the way social media apps such as Instagram and Snapchat function now, and I think that the sites are modernized enough to the point where they match the “futuristic” style of iOS 10, so any changes or updates among sites are not entirely necessary. However, I’m always up for a modern change, and I really like the elements that Apple has implemented, so I wouldn’t complain if some of those elements were added to the social media apps I use on a daily basis.

For now, it doesn’t seem like any major changes have been made in social media as a result of iOS 10. We may just have to wait and see!


  1. I love the new apple update! I would be okay if some of the social media apps changed with the update!

  2. I am still getting used to what all iOS 10 has to offer. Some aspects I like, others I do not. However, I do think with this huge update a lot of social media apps will update as well.I predict the Facebook app updating a lot. Anything to get more users! Although the biggest update I don't like is Instagram's icon they did a while ago. I still miss the old instagram icon!

  3. I've been on the iOS 10 update since mid July (for developers). This allows for companies and app developers to get a good look at how their apps function on the new operating system before it's released to the public. Many of these internal app changes are done to integrate the software before iOS 10 is even publicly released.