Apple has announced the latest versions of OS X and iOS within the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.
The new versions of Apple’s operating systems are mainly aimed at refining the user experience and improving performance.
Apple’s new mobile operating system should extend the battery life of iPhones and iPads, while it should also make them smarter.
Speech assistant Siri now understands more assignments and is able to act proactively.
When a user frequently uses an application at a fixed time Siri is now able to suggest users to start the app beforehand.
According to the United States tech giant the user’s privacy has not been affected by the Siri improvements.
New in iOS 9 is News, a Flipboard-like application that posts updates from various publishers.
The app learns from the user’s behavior. The more someone reads about a certain subject the more similar articles someone will receive.
Apple has also improved the ability to multitask. In iOS 9 it’s possible to swipe from right to center to show a smaller versions of an app, while it’s also possible to watch a video while navigating to another app.
The public beta of iOS 9 will start in July. The final version of the mobile OS will launch this autumn.
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Apple also presented, as expected, a new version of its operating systems for Macbooks and Macs.
The successor to Yosemite is called El Capitan and is faster and more stable in every way, according to Apple.
New is the introduction of the split screen, which makes it easier to open two screens on a single display.
The PC OS thereby also includes various new trackpad gestures that enhance navigation.
Aside that, Spotlight, the search function in OS X, now also shows the weather and the size of the application can now be adjusted.
The public beta of OS X El Capitan will start in July. The final version of OS X 10.11 will launch this autumn as a free update for all users.