Apple took the wraps off iOS 9 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch software that will be available this fall. The iOS9 will improve the user experience in terms of security, stability, and overall polish. Apple's message is that iOS 9 will add intelligence to users' day-to-day lives. The main feature of iOS9 will be its true multitasking functionality. Extended battery life and improved apps will also be an added advantage of iOS9.
In this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features, all without compromising users’ privacy. New multitasking features designed specifically for iPad Air 2 allow you to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature, to keep watching a video while browsing the web, composing email or using any other app. In other words, in iOS 9, switching between apps has been improved. Developer apps will be available for Picture-in-Picture, Slide Over, and Split View. The keyboard is updated with a QuickType keyboard with new features to make typing and editing faster and easier. A new shortcut bar makes it easier to use formatting, clipboard functionality and more. Swiping around the keyboard area with two fingers will let you move the text cursor around and select text quickly. Physical keyboard accessories will be able to implement shortcuts for multitasking and searching. Apps will be able to have their own shortcuts as well. One of the most visible new touches in iOS 9 will be the News app, feed reader that combines magazine, newspaper and blog content and presents it with layouts that match the branding and style of the original sources. The Notes app becomes more versatile with a formatting toolbar, checklists, and embeddable content such as maps and photos. A public beta version of iOS9 will be available in July followed by a final release later this year.