Apple is holding its annual developer’s conference next week at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, California. The 5-day conference will kick off with a keynote on June 8th where Apple is expected to announce iOS 9 and unveil the mobile operating system’s most important features.
iOS 9, codenamed Monarch, is expected to be mostly a quality-focused build that refines and optimizes iOS, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a “ho-hum” update. Read on to find out what exciting new features we expect to see in iOS 9 from Apple next week.
The most important new feature in iOS 9 may be Proactive, a Spotlight replacement that pulls content from a variety of sources including third-party apps, contacts, calendar, maps and more. More than a virtual assistant, Proactive is rumored to be a contextually-aware management feature that learns your behavior and provides pertinent information as you need it. For example, the service may alert to leave early for work because it detected heavy traffic on your daily commuting route. Much of the technology for this assistant was acquired when Apple purchased personal assistant app Cue in 2014. It is being dubbed as the true rival to Google’s digital assistant, Google Now.
We expect Apple to seed iOS 9 beta to developers immediately after Monday’s Keynote, followed by a final release in September.
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