At the start of the WWDC 2016, Apple made the presentation of interactive notifications in iOS 10 allowing iPhone users to view photos and videos, listen to audio or respond to messages directly within the notification bubbles. If you receive an iMessage, for example, you will be able to respond to the conversation without leaving the lock screen.
The Cupertino company has also provided developers with the ability to update existing notifications with new information, or delete them, which should help sort the lock screen and notification center. But many applications still generate multiple notifications, as each photo, video, or message you receive in Snapchat.
The problem with this current system is that notifications easily become cluttered. An active group chat can generate hundreds of individual notifications. In addition, this means that important information can get lost among the large number of notifications.
The solution to this problem would be to follow in the footsteps of Android to collapse notifications according to each application.
Moreover, the new design saves a considerable amount of space on the screen and lets take a look at the lock screen or notification center much faster.
Apple has already released the first beta of iOS 10 for developers earlier this week, and a public beta will be available in July. The free update of the operating system for mobile devices will officially debut midway through the third quarter of this year for most products compatible with iOS 9 except the iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and 3, iPad mini and iPod touch fifth generation.
Apple could introduce folding notifications in a future beta of IOS 10, although it is likely that changes will be limited to improvements and minor adjustments.