Apple has announced the latest iteration of their mobile device operating system, iOS 9, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2015, bringing a bunch of new features to the plate.
Here are just some of the new features in iOS 9:
- Siri is 40% faster and more accurate and intelligent than ever.
- Your iPhone will now search your emails for an unidentified number to determine who it might be.
- Multitasking has been brought to the latest iPad Air 2 by means of a split-screen view.
- Hold two fingers on the iPad keyboard, and it becomes a handy trackpad.
- Picture in picture on iPad. Watch TV while reading your emails.
- Search now has an API. Search for data within apps. Deep linking directly to the app now possible.
- New low-power mode extends battery life up to 3 hours.
- Apple Passbook now known as Wallet
The final release of iOS 9 will be available as a free upgrade in “fall” (Q4) 2015, most likely alongside some new smartphones, as the trend would go.
iOS 9 is compatible with all devices that support iOS 8.
More is available at the Apple iOS 9 webpage.