As usual, we are all impatiently waiting for the new iOS release. Rumours are flying about a new iPhone release and with it, the new iOS 9. With the release of the iOS 9, what sort of updates can we expect? What improvements have been made to the operating system? When is the official release date?
As of right now, those who are enrolled in the iOS developed programme have it already available to them, but to be a registered developer requires a fee. For the rest of us we can expect to see signs of iOS 9 until either the public beta in July is released or when we are to expect the new iPhone, so around September of this year hopefully.
Unlike previous operating systems, Apple is making iOS 9 compatible with older iPad, iPhone and iPod models. This means that if you are still sporting an iPhone 4S, iOS 9 can be installed on your phone without having to keep the old operating system and without having to buy a new phone.
With the release of iOS 9, you can expect a smarter Siri. She will offer more productivity. She can suggest appointments to add to your calendar, pull photos based on your time and location, give context to random numbers that you call. She’s said to be 40% faster and 40% more accurate.
She may be able to memorise your movements. For example, if you usually listen to music in the morning while waiting for the tube, iOS 9 will automatically open the music app to an often played playlist when you plug in your headphones.
This could be the same for checking the weather. If you often check the weather around the same time of day, like in the morning when your alarm goes off, Siri might automatically pull up the weather app.
In the past, the battery life for iPhones has been terrible. There will now be a Low Power mode. Your phone will start shutting down things that you didn’t even know were there in order to preserve battery life. It’s meant to give you an extra hour of battery life.
Apple Pay, right now, is only available in the US but will launch in the UK in July. It will be available to 70% of credit and debit cards including Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and HSBC. Canada and China are said to follow for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mobile payment platform.
For now, this is what we can expect with the new release of the iOS 9. Keep checking back for more updated information about the new iPhone release and more tricks and tools for iOS 9.