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Apple working on a major stability and performance push for the iOS 9 release, tip insiders

Apple working on a major stability and performance push for the iOS 9 release, tip insiders
We've been seeing Apple's next iOS 9 edition, codenamed Monarch, pop up here and there in the last month or so, indicating that the team from Cupertino is hard at work ironing out the eventual new features and stability improvements, like with all annual iOS editions, for a release some time around the WWDC conference in June.

Now, however, we are getting a major tip about what would iOS 9 stand for, and, surprisingly enough, it is not as much the new features, which is usually the focus, but rather speed, optimization and stability this time. Apple made major changes to iOS an edition ago, completely redrawing the interface, and adding features galore. While iPhone and iPad users largely welcomed the changes, some balked that Apple is losing the edge in the smooth and fluid operation of its mobile OS that it is famous for.

Users have been complaining that iOS 8 is somewhat slower to perform on older devices than they are accustomed to, which can be expected with the addition of so much new stuff. As a result, we've seen a relatively slow adoption rate for the upgrade to the new iOS system, with millions still donning the previous version. 

Apple, however, is planning to address all stabilities, bugs, and performance concerns with a huge under-the-hood optimization overhaul for iOS 9, insiders say. The company sold a record 74.5 million handsets last quarter, putting it on par with almighty Samsung, and analysts are predicting that in three years there will be more than 600 million iPhone users globally, so focusing on the fluidity of the operating system this time is a wise decision. 

That's not to say that iOS 9 won't have new features like public transport, indoor and outdoor mapping, which are apparently in the work, but the main focus with iOS 9 will likely be its performance optimizations. Thus, Apple's mobile operating system will run smoother on, say, an iPhone 5s with A7 processor, while with the new Apple A9 chipset this year, the new iOS edition will likely fly. Here is a wishlist of new features Apple might want to consider for iOS 9.

source: 9to5Mac

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15 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

Maybe they can optimize the battery life?

6. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

...that's half of android flagships, with lower . Is that's how they sell that 9 won't be any significant step? Shouldn't stability and performance push be something for every os edition?

8. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

*and with lower display resolution*

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Or they can use a bigger one....

2. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

This means the multitasking shouldn't be restricted at last. If they yet again don't implement multi window feature in iPad version, I will be truly baffled

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They won't since they learned the hard way this time how adding features beyond iOS's design capabilities affects stability. Widgets, extensibility and custom keyboards literally caused 90% of iOS 8 instability and they were the newest features of the OS that stepped outside the usual bounds of iOS. To introduce multitasking of any kind would just destroy any change of "stability" they have because that is the one thing iOS was not designed to do.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5814; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good to see both Apple and Google are focusing on stability for iOS 9 and Lollipop 5.1 iOS 8 and Lollipop 5.0 were by far the most buggy releases From a user with an iPad Mini 2 and Nexus 5

10. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

AKA, Not only do you NOT get any visual changes, you just gotta take Apple's word that they changed some stuff under the hood...k...

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Would it make you feel better if they called it something like "Project Butter"?

11. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

if that's really happens it will be great I like most of them :)

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The very first one is already on Samsung phones, where you can search for the settings option you want. ANDROID DOES Night mode? Where every screen is dark accept the text. ANDROID DOES Settings everywhere would be awesome on any platform the way he has it here. But all Android aps that have settings already have the menu in the corner, so this is pretty redundant, but it looks cool. Close all? ANDROID DOES Siri spell? Useless. Just say it properly. Nice idea though. Round Springboard? For me? Nah. Lockscreen with Widgets? Android DOES! Home Button Control? ANDROID DOES! Verify accessories? Hmmm! Apple should just make a certification. Pretty cool overall. But I mean, why not just get an Android and have all of that for the most part. I mean this is where the iPhone really lacks. It lack simple fundamental features that other have that make the phone more useful yet simple. One home button to do everything is dumb. 3 button on Android is nice. You can assign everything to a swipe or button. You need buttons with an S...S as in Samsung. lol

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You forgot to say the Note is bigger yet smaller, fatter yet skinnier, meaner yet nicer, blacker yet whiter. ;D

15. Mhunt190

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Who cares? Android and apple both copy each other. At least it's a step in the right direction.

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