Apple has announced its latest iOS 9 mobile operating system with major improvements and new features at WWDC 2015. The new iOS 9 is compatible to run on iPhone, iPad Touch and iPad lineups.
Apple has made the public beta of iOS 9 available from the past few months, but now the company has finally rolled out the final release of the new iOS of just a day back. The updates refines the company's vision of mobile computing. Users who receive the iOS 9 update can download and install the new OS on their iOS running device. You can go through the GizBot tutorial guides on how to install the iOS 9 Beta on iOS devices.
We have jotted down all the major updates and improvements that Apple brings with iOS 9. Take a look at the slider below to know more.
The much rumored split-screen multitasking feature in the iOS is finally arrived. But, Apple has taken it to the next level. Unlike, the Samsung's Android tablets, the split section in the Apple iOS 9 includes a simple swipe from the side, which Apple called as Slide Over, and you can scroll in simultaneously two apps.
Apple announced the enhanced Siri application for the iOS 9 along with a new UI. Now Siri comes with a Google Now like 'Proactive Assistant' that keeps track what you are doing.
The new Siri assistant picks up things with your daily activity. If you are listening to music while you exercise, then Siri will play some tunes as soon as you plug in headphones. Apple also has included the the Siri to e-mail, for instance if you receive an invitation, than Siri will take a look at traffic conditions and tells you when to leave in order to be on time.
The mobile payment system, Apple Pay, where iPhone users can make use of contact-less payment using their smartphone and Apple Watches. Apple also included Discover card support for Apple Pay and also a brand-new reader for Square, that allows small-business owners to start accepting payment via iPhone and Apple Watch.
Apple Maps Transit
Apple Maps Transit
Apple has introduced a new big features to its Maps navigation application and will be rolling in selected cities. Apple included mass-transit options to its Maps app, which sounds similar to the same option on Google Maps including factor walking times, train and bus schedules in your trip. Apple Maps will also let you to find retailers close to your location or destination, who accept Apple Pay.
Apple removed the Newsstand and brings in the News app with rich in content support, animations, videos and infographics. The News app will pull contents based on your interests from bunch of magazines and online publications such as Vanity Fair, Politico and The New York Times.
The new iOS comes with a less power consumption, which will raise the iPhone battery time by an hour per charge. Apple also introduced a low-power mode that can be used for an extra three hours of use.
The new iCloud Drice app now comes with pre-installed in the iOS 9. The app allows users to access any files saved to iCloud including users can also search within the app and find the files by searching date, name or any tags as added on the Mac.
Apple came with a new QuickType Keyboard in the iOS 9, with Shortcut Bar, a convenient editing tool that makes a new way to select text with multi-touch gesture.
Apple is aimed to provide better security with the Apple ID to protect personal information like photos, documents, messages, emails and much more in the iOS 9.
Apple has included a new Move to iOS app in the iOS 9, that lets first time Apple users to easily switch from an Android smartphone to the new iOS device. It securely transfers contacts, messages history, camera photos, videos, web bookmarks, email account and calendars wirelessly.