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Topic: iOS 9

This week on AppleInsider: iPad Pro features, Apple Music deals, Apple Watch hits retail & more

06/20/2015, 12:06 am

With the end of WWDC the news cycle subsided a little, but was still active with news about Apple's 12.9-inch iPad, behind-the-scenes deals for Apple Music, and the Apple Watch making a long-awaited debut at brick-and-mortar stores.

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First look: iOS 9's totally redesigned app switcher

06/16/2015, 10:06 am

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system comes with many visual tweaks, but the all-new, simplified app switcher is perhaps the most radical change to the user interface.

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Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like search inside iOS 9 apps, without tracking users

06/16/2015, 05:06 am

The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.

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Apple hiring editing team to curate content for iOS 9's News app

06/15/2015, 04:06 pm

Ahead of iOS 9's debut this fall, Apple is hiring a team of editors to find and curate content for its News aggregation app, according to a new job listing spotted on Apple's website.

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iOS 9 code points to Apple TV apps, 'iPad Pro' keyboard, new Photos feature

06/15/2015, 09:06 am

The current iOS 9 beta contains references to a collection of unreleased products and features, including the next-generation Apple TV, the "iPad Pro," and new options in Photos, according to a noted iOS developer.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's QuickType keyboard gains quick cut, copy, paste & more on iPad

06/15/2015, 09:06 am

Apple's QuickType keyboard has gained new iPad-specific functions in iOS 9, including a "Shortcut Bar" with quick links to commonly used text entry functions like cut, copy, paste, and font options.

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Inside App Extensions: WebKit Content Blockers extend user privacy in iOS 9, OS X Safari 9

06/15/2015, 03:06 am

Last year, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan introduce a new Content Blockers category of App Extensions, specifically targeting Safari.

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This week on AppleInsider: WWDC blowout, antitrust investigations, mystery vans & more

06/13/2015, 08:06 am

The lion's share of the week's Apple news occurred during Monday's WWDC 2015 keynote, when the company unveiled OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, watchOS 2, and Apple Music. The rest of the week was not uneventful however, with word of antitrust investigations and the real story behind Apple's mapping vans.

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Apple releases 'San Francisco' system fonts for iOS, OS X and watchOS 2 to developers

06/12/2015, 07:06 pm

Apple on Friday made downloads of its San Francisco system font available to developers working on next-generation apps for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2.

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iOS 9 hardware keyboard shortcuts bring Apple's iPad world closer to the Mac

06/12/2015, 03:06 pm

New hardware keyboard capabilities for the iPad in iOS 9 make it easier than ever to switch apps and access shortcuts, pushing Apple's tablet to become more like a traditional computer than ever before.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's Notes app is greatly enhanced with drawings, lists, pictures, links & more

06/12/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple's native Notes application has received a major overhaul with iOS 9, allowing users to sketch ideas, insert pictures, include links to external apps, and more, making it a fully featured note taking solution.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple brings IFTTT-like functionality to HomeKit with Event Triggers

06/12/2015, 12:06 pm

With HomeKit-compatible accessories finally hitting the market, Apple has added new capabilities to its home automation platform in iOS 9 to make smart bulbs, locks, and garage door openers easier to manage and more powerful --including the ability to define IFTTT-style event chains with new Event Triggers.

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First look: iOS 9's new cursor-controlling gesture keyboard on iPad

06/11/2015, 03:06 pm

One of the headline features in Apple's next-generation mobile operating system is the ability to turn the iPad's on-screen keyboard into an ersatz trackpad, an extremely useful addition that power users will love.

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iOS 9's 'predictive touch' may pave road for rumored 'iPad Pro' stylus from Apple

06/11/2015, 12:06 pm

One of the new technologies in iOS 9 is "predictive touch," an addition that may presage the launch of an Apple-made stylus in tandem with an anticipated jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple makes it easier to upgrade with automatic overnight updates, smaller files

06/11/2015, 12:06 pm

In a bid to drive the already-impressive iOS upgrade rate even higher, Apple has brought a bit of OS X to iOS 9 with a new automatic installation option that will let iPhones and iPads update themselves --at a convenient time for the user.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's iPad-only 'Picture in Picture' mode lets you keep watching video with any task

09/18/2015, 01:09 pm

With the release of iOS 9 this week, iPad owners can now shrink video and continue watching and listening while accomplishing other tasks, thanks to Apple's all-new Picture in Picture mode.

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Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

09/23/2015, 09:09 am

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant has received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.

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iOS 9 Maps provides en route traffic avoidance, voice and banner warnings

06/10/2015, 05:06 pm

Drivers using Apple Maps in iOS 9 will have the benefit of explicit traffic and construction warnings, including voice turn-by-turn suggestions for alternate routes, according to information shared with AppleInsider.

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Continuity over cellular will allow remote answering of phone calls, texts in iOS 9

06/10/2015, 04:06 pm

Apple is reportedly plannning to untether some of its Continuity features in iOS 9, working with mobile network operators to forward calls and text messages from your iPhone to your Mac or iPad over the cell network.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's iPad-exclusive split-screen multitasking will enhance productivity

09/16/2015, 07:09 pm

With Apple's iOS 9 upgrade, the iPad lineup -- and the upcoming iPad Pro -- gets special attention to enhance productivity on the big-screen tablets, including an all-new split-screen multitasking mode that will allow users to more easily accomplish two tasks at once.

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