Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) is only a few weeks away from taking the center stage at the WWDC 2015 and introduce the upcoming versions of the iOS and Mac OS X. The much-awaited iOS 9, and the Mac OS 10.11 are expected to come loaded with the new features to support the latest Force Touch and much more.
WWDC 2015 is supposed to debut an all new iOS 9 this year. Keeping in the mind the legacy the Cupertino giant has maintained over the years, Apple Inc is expected to introduce some significant changes in the iOS 9.
New Lock Screen:
First rumored change is supposed to be the lock screen. The notifications usually appear in horizontal sections, however, the iOS 9 is now going to group the similar notifications with app icon. For an instance if you are receiving some notifications from Snapchat, the iOS 9 is expected to group them together with the app icon and an option to pull down individual notifications.
iOS 9 is apparently going to add quick options on the lock screen itself for the users to skip unlocking the iPhone and respond to the messages and the calls right from that section.
Improved Settings and Customization:
A few of the rumors suggest that the iOS 9 will have an improved settings section with a search bar to access the options quickly, and making it more open towards the customization, the company is expected to feature some new colors and themes for the users to choose from. It will be the first time for that users will be getting options to customize their iPhone.
Reports suggest that the iOS 9 is also expected to feature a new ‘X’ button to close all the active windows at once. One can also observe these characteristics in the Android operating systems where all notifications are caught up, and windows are closed with just one tap.
Apart from that, Apple Inc is also expected to open its NFC API for the developers to build apps based on that communication medium. However, there are least chances of it as the Cupertino giant is reportedly testing out the security and stability of these APIs before they are exposed to the open world. The NFC in iPhone is used to do the secure transactions using the Apple Pay, and there has to be assurance about its security.
Developers at WWDC 15 could also be introduced to new and upgraded APIs and apps for supporting the HomeKit, HealthKit and much more.