IOS 9 focuses mainly on making its current features more powerful and improving the stability and performance of iOS as a whole on all devices, Apple has brought some significant changes via iOS 9 that are worth noting.
Apple just announced iOS 9, the next iteration of the operating system that drives and powers Apple’s mobile devices, like the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
As we’re sure you want a simplified digest of the features (TL; DR), we’ve composed a list of all of the greatest new features you can expect from iOS 9 that Apple has publicized:
New Features in iOS 9:
A new News application that can be tailored to your personal news/blog interests
An improved Notes application that accepts text formatting, images, smart links, sketches, checklists, and other interactive content
An improved Maps application that gives you transit directions, walking distances, and the ability to see what’s nearby with Yelp-like discovery
A new Wallet application that stores your Apple Pay credit cards/debit cards, store loyalty cards, boarding passes, coupons, and more
CarPlay now works wirelessly with your car to provide music, notifications, and much more
Siri just became smarter with an Apple Watch-style interface and the ability to search for things on your iPhone more effectively, perform more personalized actions, and more intelligent responses and features
An all-new start screen next to your Home Screen with shortcuts to your favorite contacts, applications, SpotLight, Siri, news, and what’s nearby
Plugging in speakers or headphones now instantly displays music controls on your Lock Screen
When you get that random number on your Lock Screen, caller ID improvements now suggest who may be calling you
When it’s getting low, an all-new low power mode is now available to save your device’s battery
Developers now have access to even more APIs to make third-party applications even better on iOS 9 devices all across the board
New Features in iOS 9 Designed Specifically for iPad
All-new multitasking experience with redesigned App Switcher, side-by-side applications, and slide-over quick reply
New video experience allowing you to have picture-in-picture multitasking so you can watch a video while you write an essay or surf the Web
An improved QuickType keyboard with text-editing tools, like cut, copy, paste, and text-formatting tools like bold, italics, underline, and attachments
An improved text editing experience with two-finger swipe gestures that let you position the cursor where you want it
iOS 9 can make your iOS device last up to one whole hour longer than with iOS 8 or earlier installed on it.
iOS 9 OTA (over the air) updates have been made much smaller to improve storage space problems on earlier versions of iOS (iOS 9 is only 1.3 GB OTA, while iOS 8 was 4.58 GB).
iOS 9 has been given improved animation fluidity, performance, and responsiveness due to fine-tuning performance with the CPU and GPU, especially with Metal.
iOS 9 gains improved security with six digit passcodes and two-factor authentication.
Apple now provides an app to easily migrate your data from Android devices to iOS devices for those making the switch.
Improvements to iOS That Aren’t Really New ‘Features’.