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Apple already testing iOS 9, make a wish

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Apple already testing iOS 9, make a wish
With iOS 8, Apple opened the floodgates of third-party keyboards, custom sharing and action options, contextual Spotlight, Extensibility that allows for interactive notifications, Family Sharing options and Continuity workflows, and many more. It also brought on updates to Messages and Photos, like custom photo filters and effects, improved Mail and Safari, and a fresh Health app, among many other things.

It now seems that Apple is hard at work already testing iOS 9, according to Google Analytics, as you can see below. Tim Cook said Apple will try and release a new major version of iOS and Mac OS each year, and, given the Analytics screenshot here, it is intent to deliver.

Apple already testing iOS 9, make a wish

Unfortunately, at this point in time, it is anyone's guess what the update is going to include, but if last year is any indication, we can expect Apple's "walled garden" gate to be left ajar a tiny bit more - who knows, maybe even homescreen widgets will be in store. We kid, but iOS 9 should be revealed for the masses during WWDC at the beginning of the summer, and there is plenty of time for the leaks to trickle through and form a veritable river of information about what lies ahead for iOS. In the meantime, check out this iOS 9 concept video below, which condenses a wish list of the new features folks would like to see with this year's Apple mobile OS update.

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posted on 12 Jan 2015, 05:29

1. teenaxta (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)

copy sailfish and firefox os!

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 05:32 1

2. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Someone needs to just drop it all and start fresh with something amazing. Thing with adding new things to decade old OSes is that you start to get hemorrhaged by the old parts that are just to ingrained to be able to change easily. This applies to both iOS and Android since both are old enough to need a complete remake. iOS is crippled by its former walled garden approach which is why it has 10x more crashes and bugs now than any time previously in its history. Android needs it because things like RenderThread and such cannot completely take on the tasks they are designed to handle because too much of the past depends on other processes to handle those same tasks.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 22:10

19. kristoferallen (Posts: 99; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)

The only problem iOS has is multitasking and widgets. iOS does not have true multitasking, which is why their newest iPhone only has 1GB of RAM. They also lack widgets. If they need to change the whole architecture for that then they need to. But for what it does now it doesn't need anything different. Android needs to adopt a Windows desktop approach and have all devices run the same Android version with unified updates. It would just need to make the OS larger to support drivers for all hardware. That would be incredible.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 05:34 2

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Add more bugs. :P

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 10:47 1

14. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Lollipop already did that.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 20:23 1

17. iushnt (Posts: 2257; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)

Much lesser than iOS 8..mxy

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 05:38

4. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)

Good to hear that. finally they noticed the momentum of technology. Yearly changes would be much better deal. and people wont get bored also. As for the video, this are more of jailbreak tweaks.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 06:03 2

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 24906; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Test it thoroughly, release it with less bugs, and get it and a 6S+ into my hands ASAP.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 07:21

8. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)

Apple will definitely listen to you.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 08:39

10. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Of course they will!!!! Because Apple loves to visit PA on daily basis! To add, they especially love to read the comment section. ;) /s

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 06:09 1

6. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

I wish Siri will get smarter, just like Cortana and Google Now. Siri only remembered that "she was the only phone that talked". :P

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 15:54

15. adrewfryman (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Aug 2014)

does anyone use those? siri was such a huge thing when it was released but now its just a thing of the pass

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 01:12

22. AlikMalix (unregistered)

All the time!!! If I travel where there's no internet - I feel handicapped when I have to manually find a contact or calculate something and forget adding or finding a calendar event or reminder. settings changes are quicker with Siri, and opening apps that u stuck away because you rarely use it (when u have so many). I can't remember when I actuallly searched for a local business number or types in an address in maps - always use Siri. I'm a contractor - so those last two things I do A LOT! Asking Siri to find people's location is a frequent thing for me - especially to notify me when my wife or kid comes home.

You take away Siri - I will riot.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 01:15

23. AlikMalix (unregistered)

Kruze, you really need to see life outside commercials that use Apple features as a means to promote their own priducts.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 06:16

7. Wiencon (Posts: 2022; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

Just don't patch jailbreak exploit and I'll be happy enough.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 07:31

9. Chuck007 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

Please let there be widgets.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 10:22 1

11. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Dual boot Android!

Hi Mxy

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 10:46

13. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

No don't even joke about that

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 10:33

12. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

Lots of integration with the Watch hopefully - not really convinced with whats been shown so far. As for the phone, i can't really think of anything that i would like thats not there already. Home screen widgets won't happen, but improvments to the drop down widgets would be nice.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 16:38

16. greathero1 (Posts: 576; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)

Since moving over from the Note 3, the biggest addition should be a "Clear All" option when viewing open applications. One at time dismissals suck! Another addition they should look into is polishing up the drive time feature on the notification panel. Options to set your home, work, and other places of interest to get quick drive time info would be lovely.

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 01:08

21. AlikMalix (unregistered)

You really do not need to close those apps - it makes absolutely no difference - there's no strain on ram or battery or processing power. There were a few apps that used to strain your ram while suspended - and closing them in recent apps menu stopped the app, but that was long time ago when back on iOS 5 I think.

I always have about 15-25 apps "on" and never clear them as I like it when they keep where I left off for fast access. I make home videos a lot and play quite a few games so trust me if there were issues with ram usage or processor usage - I would know. I'm on iPhone 5s if u need a reference.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 22:02

18. Rocky1978 (Posts: 38; Member since: 09 Jul 2014)

All of those features and not one option for live wallpaper. How freaking hard is it? The one feature I've been begging for years now to get...........

posted on 13 Jan 2015, 00:52

20. AlikMalix (unregistered)

Am I the only one who would rather they remove things from OS than to add mor and more things? The only thing I rather have is basic offline Siri commands (call, text, calculate, settings changes, add/change/remove reminders or calendar events) basically all siri does now but without the need of Internet.

But please no widgets, or mess up the multitasking iOS had for years - it works great when it comes to multiple tasks and none of the necessary manual managing. I don't want/need multi window (maybe only on the iPad). But for the space of great OS remove things that aren't used by people and let it be added with apps (like stocks, weather, newsstand, etc) I can find many things but like I said - I rather not have it at all - thank goodness we don't have bloat ware, trial software or the need for malware/virus protection. I rather have less settings, less options, less features, and add these things with apps if I need to.

And those asking for multitasking and widgets or stupid file manager - get an android and don't ruin this for everyone. I need my UI to be quick and tinkerless. I can add the rest with apps. Multitasking is perfect on iOS - it keeps the apps suspended exactly where left off even after the battery dies and u restart the app is waiting for you exactly where I left it. As far as playing music, while running navigation, while playing a game, while tracking my friends - iOS has no issues with that. Or whatever else u need to run silmontaneosly - without putting a strain on your resouraes. If Apple changes that - they would be as bad as android.

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