Curious about the availability dates as well as what new features you will get to see on your coveted Apple gadget ? Dont Worry iOS 9 seemed the most relevant to customers. Apples new Operating System is all set to get an update this fall with iOS 9 set to run on upcoming and some existing Apple devices as well.
Apple iOS 9 comes with improved battery performance. iOS 9 adds one hour of additional battery life to the iPhone. Moreover changes in iOS 9 are ‘low power mode’ also helps squeeze out three hours of battery life. The device will show a popup when the iPhone power reaches 20 – 10 percent of battery life.
iOS 9 app previews appear as stacked cards that allows you to flip through open applications far more easily and quickly. Apple added contact shortcuts to the multitasking pane in iOS 8, but the large app previews means it’s difficult to see just how many apps you have running and getting a better overview on just how many you have open, has been improved.
The main feature on iOS 9 has to be the Proactive Assistant basically a major upgrade to Apple’s virtual assistant Siri that can now give you contextual search results based on your search history, location and time of the day. For instance, if you have left your home it will tell you about your upcoming appointments at work, from your Calendar and so on. 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.
Relief to Ipad users:
iPad power-users also get some much needed features such as shortcuts for cut, copy, paste functions. First up is the Quick Type Keyboard, which adds handy cut, copy and paste tools to the suggestion bar, 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.
Something which isn’t available on iOS 8, You’ll also spot videos in your search results and you can play without leaving the search screen. Apple’s Spotlight Search on iPhone and iPad also benefits from the new and improved Siri, keys contacts and other location, with app suggestions, and time specific info displayed on the main search page when you swipe left from your home screen.
Apple Pay has been given a boost with iOS 9, but a word of warning — it’s still only supported on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and Apple watch. Apple Pay on iOS 8 is compatible with a handful of US bank cards, but that support gets extended with iOS 9 to more providers including Discover, plus the service rolls out to users in the UK too.With iOS 9 you can also add debit cards and store credit cards, plus reward and loyalty cards too. These are stored in “Wallet”, the new name for “Passbook” in iOS.
Apple Maps gets transit data
iOS 9 brings a significant upgrade to the app in the form of Transit. Maps can now show you train bus, subway and walking information with routing options similar to Google Maps.
Support for older devices:
Usually with a new iOS release older Apple devices are cast out into the cold with no update in sight, so it wasn’t looking good for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. That’s not the case with iOS 9 however, as it will be coming to all the iPhones, iPads and iPods which received iOS 8. Therefore, iPhone 4S and above, iPad 2 and above, all iPad mini models, and iPod touch fifth-generation will get the latest software.
More free space:
The iOS 9 download is just 1.3GB — which should be much more manageable 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.
For the first time Apple will be launching a public beta this July — allowing anyone to sign up and try the latest software before its official launch. Read more…