Fans of Apple products eagerly waited at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 for an announcement from the company about their upcoming yearly operating system upgrade. As always, Apple did not disappoint and confirmed that iOS will definitely have a release date for 2015 and will have better performance and features.
Talking abut the subject, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi said, "iOS 9 is packed with more intelligence throughout, and delivers big updates to the apps customers use most – Maps supports public transit, a redesigned Notes app provides great new ways to capture ideas, and a beautiful News app delivers content that's personalized to your interests. With our new iPad features, users can take advantage of the power of iPad, working in two apps at the same time with Split View, Slide Over or Picture-in-Picture.”
Better upgrades and new features
A big plus in performance improvements for the iOS 9 over iOS 8 is its elongated battery life. With almost an extra hour added to normal device usage, and three hours added when the phone is on its new power saving mode switched on, we can easily enhance our phone’s usage capacity.
Apart from the battery, additions such as new applications for news and music streaming have been added. The iPhones will also have a split screen mode like the iPad does. Improved features include the digital assistant Siri that is going to be more responsive and proactive, Apple Maps, Apple Pay and Spotlight.
It is also being said that the new operating system will focus on the older iPhone models as well and will not just aim at enhancing the performance of the newer Apple phone models. This is great news as iPhone 4S user and up will get a much-needed upgrade for their phone.
The Beta version of iOS 9 is available in July 2105
If you are a developer and want to test out this new operating system ahead of time, then Apple has confirmed the release of the beta version sometime in July, but a concrete release date has not been given.
For users who want to wait for the real deal, the expected release date for iOS 9 is sometime this fall. This speculation may hold true because Apple releases their newer iPhone models and iOS upgrades around September every year.