We’re only a couple of weeks away from Apple unveiling the iOS and OS X firmware. While Google will overshadow Apple this week with the Google I/O, the reports emerging for the iOS 9 have turned many heads in the industry.
The iOS 8 is compatible with devices as old as the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, but not without battery and performance issues; of course. Based on the user complaints, Apple is now focusing on developing the iOS 9 and the OS X 10.11.
The prime focus of the Apple iOS 9 is on quality and Apple wants to support devices released in and after 2011 with the latest firmware upgrade. In other words, the first generation iPad Mini, the iPhone 4S, and the iPad 2 will be able to run iOS 9 and as rumor has it, users of these devices are in for a nice surprise.
Apple is currently restructuring the software engineering process to allow older hardware to run the iOS 9. Instead of building an iOS 9 version for older devices, Apple is launching a core version of the firmware.
However, older devices may not be able to get access to all the iOS 9 features. Apple is interested in partially upgrading the older devices, but will maintain the complete functionality with newer devices.
Apple is planning to introduce the Swift 2 at the WWDC, which will come preinstalled in the iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. This shall allow developers to decrease application sizes and optimize storage in their devices.
The best of the bunch is that Apple is currently working on Home, an app that will help iOS users manage their HomeKit gear. The HomeKit is yet to be officially released and but once it does, it will create a virtual representation of your home where the Apple TV will be deployed as the central hub.
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