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iOS 9 Beta: Things to Know

iOS 9 Beta: Things to Know

Apple has just come up with 9th release of their Operating System iOS 9 to continue their trend of bringing out improvements and feature rich interface to mobile and tablet ecosystem. Followed by iOS 9 beta 1 & 2, Apple has just launched the iOS9 beta 3 release during July. This is the first time Apple has even release their beta OS openly for developer community & users to explore more in terms of the feature, functionality & provide feedback, inputs, suggestions.

As with any beta system, it is currently going improvement and enhancements based on the feedback. Nevertheless, it gives us a very clear indication of the areas on which Apple is focusing to bring out the new generation operating system. Following are few of the many key areas where iOS 9 is providing significant upper hand as compared to its predecessors:

News App

A home screen based news app to ensure you get tailored news as per your taste from different sources.

Low Power Mode

One of the biggest challenge for smartphone users it higher rate of battery consumption. iOS9 adds a simple low power mode which helps the users to save the battery consumption based on their needs. As per Apple new iOS 9 will add an extra hour to battery like for your iPhone 6 as compared to iOS 8.

Public Transit Info

A smart collaboration of maps with public transit system. This makes the travel planning and mobility much simpler as now users will be able to plan the entire journey from A to Z using public transport system as well as see what is nearby in terms of shopping, eating and other leisure activities.

Smart Siri

Talking to your iPhone and asking for Public transport information with routes and directions is made easier using the new Siri. Siri is made more proactive, context and predictive. It is being programmed to learn your habits and provide inputs/ suggestions based on the same.

Noteworthy Notes

Not just Notes! New iOS 9 notes come with advanced features that let you manage your to-dos. You can even draw a sketch with your finger. Of course with iCloud everything is cloud-based so easy to manage and implement.

Some interesting additions are:

  • Now you can do search in Settings
  • Enhanced support for Bluetooth keyboard usage with iPad
  • An iCloud Drive App
  • A new Move to iOS App which facilitates Android users to swiftly move to iOS
  • Enhanced security with 6 digits passcode
  • ApplePay activation by double pressing the home button
  • Spotlight to search not only the App names but also within the App themselves

iOS 9 is compatible with following devices:

  • iPhone 4S.5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus
  • iPad Mini, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 3rd & 4th Generation
  • iPod touch 5th Generation

With new innovation in mobility space from Apple it is time to have your mobile app development and bring your idea into reality.

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Written by Atman Rathod

Atman Rathod is the Founding Director at CMARIX InfoTech, a leading web and mobile app development company with 17+ years of experience. Having travelled to 38+ countries globally and provided more than $40m USD of software services, he is actively working with Startups, SMEs and Corporations utilizing technology to provide business transformation.

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