Apple has released their latest iteration of iPhone; the new iPhones are called the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. They are filled up with exciting new features and definitely the new firmware version; iOS 8. iOS 8 has been a minor update to its predecessor; which probably haven’t met most users desires. Apple didn’t intend to make a revolutionary change to their latest firmware either; at least that’s what it seemed like. So for revolutionary and ground breaking changes, we probably have to wait another year till the iOS 9. How will their next iOS operating system be, will it be able to drop the jaws? While it’s still far away to know what’s going on under Apple’s think tanks, we have tried figuring out stuff. Plenty of iOS 9 rumors are occupying the internet as well which helped us think better.
So what could be the changes in iOS 9? Let’s have a look at the iOS9 rumors.
Improvements in Apple Maps
The social media had been flooded with the Apple map satires right after the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 was released. The performance wasn’t really admirable and it often ended up marking you on a place you are actually far away from. Fortunately, there was Google Maps to the rescue so Apple didn’t lose a major part of their business share. However, while Apple’s prone enemy Google has mastered the navigation app, what had Apple done so far; especially for people outside USA? So far we could assume, the Apple Maps in iOS9 is going to be a stunner. With improved navigation and location mapping for the whole world is going to be the best selling strategy.
For commanding your iPhone only with your voice; Siri had always been popular. However, it hasn’t always been perfect. In its beginner years; maybe Siri used to launch an app you had never asked it for, or maybe change to a music track which would just instantly kill your mood. Siri got better with every iOS update; but not totally humane. Maybe even with an avatar of your choice and improved intelligence; Siri would look more human-like than ever.
Android widgets are one easiest way to see the status of many apps. For stuffs like to-do lists or some calendar schedules; widgets are the best way to interact between your device and you. Sadly, iOS hasn’t introduced any home screen widgets yet, but maybe they are planning on it. Since they have implemented an Android-like notification bar in the latest iOS 8; it’s legit to be hopeful about home screen widgets in the upcoming iOS 9.
Third Part App Permissions
Android lets its users use any third party app for any default tasks, whereas you are bound to use Apple apps if there’s one for that particular task. Apple app store certainly contains more app than any other app store but that doesn’t come handy when you can’t default them for your favorite task. Stuffs like an add-on keyboard or a text app.
Even though there have been several changes to this policy in the latest iOS 8 but not completely. We hope iOS 9 would be bringing this change.
We understand Apple’s concern about the device’s safety and user’s privacy, but there should be less dependency on iTunes and a specific computer that your Apple device is paired with. You just can’t do anything on your iPhone except copying pictures from the camera roll – we personally think this should be changed. iOS 9 and the relevant iTunes update should do the job.
While there are still many opportunities to be explored; we would really like some basic yet necessary changes to be implicated. iOS 9 is still like 11 months away from being released; Apple should take customer plead into consideration by this time.