Apple has announced to upgrade the operating system from its eighth version- iOS8 to next level iOS9 . The operating system that runs our iphones and ipads is due to get an update this fall. iOS 9 will feature entirely new apps, as well as some improved functionality inside old favorites. Also new performance enhancement will improve the battery backup.
Apple made these announcements at the Worldwide Development Conference (WWDC) last night. If you are curious to know the advanced features that you will get see and use on your Apple gadgets, worry not! Here are the TOP 5 new features you can look forward to on your iPhones and iPads.
- Siri becomes smarter & pre-emptive
One of the major renovations in iOS 9 can be found with Siri. The digital voice assistant has received a colourfulmodernization, but it’s what’s going on behind the scenes that is more interesting. The new interface displays content in a better way, and Siri can now understand a wider range of requests on top of what was on offer in iOS 8.Siri has been, until now, a reactive service, but that’s changed in iOS 9. It’s now Apple’s answer to Google Now, with context sensitive information based on time, date and location. It can, for example, intelligently recognize when you get to the gym and plug in your headphones you’ll want your workout mix, and display it on your lock screen.
- Enhanced battery performance
In iOS 8, there is no clear battery saving mode. You’re left to your own devices to turn off data, Wi-Fi, Bluetoothetc to try and conserve power. That changes in iOS 9 with the introduction of a “low power mode,” which Apple claims will provide you with three additional hours of typical usage.
- App Switching
Apple had added contact shortcuts to the multi-tasking pane in iOS 8, but it was difficult to see just how many apps you have running due to the large app previews. Apple has improved it in iOS 9, with app previews now appearing as stacked cards, allowing users to flip through open applications far more easily and quickly, while getting a better overview on just how many you have open.
- Apple Maps gets transit data
There’s weren’t any major changes to Apple Maps with iOS 8, just some minor tweaks here and there. iOS 9 on the other hand brings a significant upgrade to the app in the form of Transit.Maps can now show you train, subway, bus and walking information, with routing options similar to Google Maps.
- More free space
There’s good news when it comes to downloading and installing iOS 9, as Apple has reduced its size.
The iOS 8 over-the-air (OTA) update was a hefty 4.6GB download, which caused many users issues with space on their devices. Last year, Apple had received a lot of flak from all quarters for the iOS 8 update taking up too much space for the install files. The iOS 9 download is just 1.3GB — which should be much more manageable.
Other than these features Apple has added various other features such as the latest software can be upgraded to the iPhone 4S and above, iPad 2 and above, all iPad mini models and iPod touch fifth-generation. Apple Pay has been given a boost with iOS 9, Spotlight Search on iPhone and iPad has also improved with app suggestions, keys contacts and other location and time specific info displayed on the main search page when you swipe left from your home screen.
Multitasking has been upgraded on ipads. There are a few iPad-only new features incorporated into iOS 9. First up is the QuickType Keyboard, which adds handy copy, cut, paste tools to the suggestion bar, along with access to the camera, attachments and formatting. Use two fingers on the keyboard and it becomes a track pad, allowing you to easily select the text you want — something which is a little tricky in iOS 8.
All these features are going to provide a better experience t the users of Apple. These slews of reforms are expected to be incorporated by next year.