Apple announces the developments to its softwares every year around June and calls it WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference). It targets mostly the developers, the brilliant guys who bring us the amazing apps. But this conference unveils the new features we are going to use by fall. Check out these new features in iOS 9, the developments in OS X and Apple’s new music streaming service Music.
iOS 9 will bring new features to your iPhone and iPad
Do you want 3 more hours of battery life? Yes, with iOS 9 you will have three more hours and you can leave your charger at home. Now, you can draw things, add maps and videos on the Notes app.
On your iPad now you can split your screen into two and run/control two apps at the same time. The improved Health app will track your menstrual cycles and even more.
The Maps app will now give you the public transit directions like subway, train, ferry and bus. The annoying Newsstand app is going to be replaced with News app, with which you’ll be able to read articles from different publications.
There is no radical change in the design but the multitasking screen will now looks better. And for the first time, every user will be able to try the beta version in July. The final version will be available in Fall.
OS X El Capitan will make your Mac even more powerful
The new version of OS X, El Capitan, will make your Macs more powerful. Your apps will open 1.4 times faster. There are some improvements in the spotlight search and Safari.
Like in Chrome, you can now pin tabs, mute the noisy tabs. There is no change in the design part, but the performance will be higher than ever. All macs running Yosemite, the previous version, will run the OS X 10.11, El Capitan.
Forget Spotify. Apple Music will change the way you listen to music.
This was expected but it is so good that you can cancel your Spotify subscription. The Music app on your iPhone, iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC will get the Apple Music section. Apple is bringing its music streaming service to Android as well.
There will be a global radio station 24/7 live, called Beats 1. It will broadcast from three different cities.
You will be able to listen to your favorite artists, watch their music videos and listen to the curated playlists. Also there will be a section for artists to engage with their fans, like publishing backstage videos, releasing lyrics for unreleased songs etc.
The service will be $9.99 per month and a family plan, up to 6 users, $14.99 per month. It will be available on 30th of June and the best part is it’s free for 3 months!