New iOS 9 And OS X 10.11 Features Detailed

iOS 9 has been in the spotlight for quite some time now as WWDC 2015 draws near. With plenty of rumors floating around the Web regarding iOS 9, a consensus seems to be developing that this update will hardly be an exciting one, unlike earlier iOS updates that have come around. Now we have new features being hinted at, which we can expect to see at the WWDC this year, including some for OS X 10.11.

Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac has been treating us with quite a bit of iOS 9 leaks this week, and today he points us at a few new features which fans can expect to be unveiled by Apple at WWDC in June. Apart from these features, we already know Apple is focusing largely on adding stability improvements to iOS and cleaning up on all existing bugs that linger around in its mobile OS.


Improved iCloud Drive

After that infamous incident where hackers were able to grab private photos of celebrities from iCloud, Apple is reportedly working on to introduce a new process which would be offering better security and faster syncing than most IMAP servers – in short: a better and superior iCloud Drive. The new improvement “offers better end-to-end encryption and faster syncing than traditional IMAP servers.”

Trusted Wi-Fi

With more and more Wi-Fi networks being found all around us now, and Apple being security and privacy conscious, the company is working on a new ‘Trusted Wi-Fi’ feature which will automatically implement higher levels of encryption on all untrusted wireless networks an iOS device is connected to.

Better Performance On Older Hardware

Apple is also working on a restructured “software engineering process to better support older hardware,” making sure that iOS 9 is not sluggish on devices like the iPhone 4s, 5, first-gen iPad mini etc.

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Control Center For OS X 10.11

OS X 10.11 will also be receiving some “system-wide interface tweaks” building further on the features introduced with iOS 8 last year. Another notable change – or rather inclusion – could be a new Control Center which was teased in the earlier beta releases of OS X Yosemite, but was pulled back from the final release for reasons unknown.

Apps Which Take Up Less Size

While Swift is currently being used for developing iOS and OS X apps, Apple is on a drive to cut down on the size of the applications being created. A new and optimized Swift code is being worked on for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 which will help reduce the sizes of apps on both the platforms – good news for users who have devices with smaller internal memory.

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