Today at WWDC Apple has announced iOS 9, the next version of the companies iPhone and iPad's mobile operating system. Apple is focusing on making iOS smarter, starting with a massive update to Siri. Here's everything you need to know.
Siri and Proactive
Siri can now have 'Proactive' updates that offer suggestions and more based on what you do and where you go. It's really a bit like Google Now, letting you know your next appointments, traffic reports and starting music when you plug headphones in.
Proactive will also allow Siri to see what apps you have on your phone and suggest ones you may want to try, it'll also be able to look in your inbox to find the ID of incoming calls that aren't in your address book.
You can now ask Siri many more questions to, such as "Show me videos I took at Iva's birthday party" or "Remind me about this when I get to my car". It's much smarter.
iOS 9 brings a new app to your home screen called News. News does exactly what you think in a beautiful interface. News offers the top news sources and based what you you read about on what you're most interested in. Stories can be interactive and feature gorgeous typography that's optimised for both iPhone and iPad. It also supports photo galleries, videos and animation.
A great feature of News is that the more you read the more the News app is personalised to you. It learns what you like and what you don't. giving you the best experience possible.
Notes is getting a nice update on iOS 9. You can now easily make checklists, add photos, maps and URLs to a note. You can also draw sketch with your finger if you prefer to take notes that way.
You'll now be able to use the Share button in Maps, Safari and many other apps to save attachments to a new or existing note. The attachment browser will organise all the items you've attached to notes so you can find them later.
iOS 9 will release this fall for iPod touch 5th generation, iPhone 4s and above, iPad 2 right up to iPad Air 2 and all iPad minis.