Apple is preparing to launch iOS 9, possibly along with new iPhone hardware in the fall. With the debut of a new operating system and new phones, many smartphone owners, especially those on competing platforms, may be considering a switch to iOS and Apple’s hardware. One compelling reason to shift to the iPhone is Apple’s software update policy that pushes out new versions of iOS to a wide range of new and older devices at the same time.
Google has updated its official Search app for iOS to enable always-on “Ok Google,” and to make other welcome improvements. Users can now perform searches using their voice without having to tap the microphone button.
Facebook has developed a new method of sharing your location in Messenger to make the app safer and to protect your privacy. The service will no longer share your location by default, so it is only broadcast when you explicitly choose to send it.
In the middle of April, it was revealed that ex-iOS SVP Scott Forstall is now co-producing a major Broadway musical.
For anyone that takes a cursory glance online, specifically at forums where mobile operating systems are discussed, they would know that arguments tend to be the norm.
Earlier on Friday, April 17, it was revealed that Scott Forstall, the former iOS chief at Apple, has been working as an advisor to Snapchat for quite some time.