Apple WWDC 2015, feature notes in short

WWDC15 keynote

Apple WWDC 15 is yearly developer event which is organised from 8-12 June at Mascone Center West, San Francisco, USA. This is 26th year of Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.

WWDC15 keynote

New Mac OS X 10.11 is El Capitan

  • Split View to focus on two things
  • Mission Control in single layer and call out your cursor
  • Versatile Spotlight search. Ask in your own words.
  • Mail with fullscreen, add suggested event/ contact.
  • Notes with rich widgets and synchronised for all the devices.
  • Photos with 3rd party editing tools
  • Safari with favorite websites. Airplay only video without sharing whole screen and Mute all tabs.
  • Maps with public transit

iOS 9 Features

  • Faster & Intelligent Siri
  • Proactive Assistant, more intelligent
  • Caller number matching from e-mails
  • Siri suggestions based on user & app interactions
  • Search API for deep linking in app
  • Privacy of device owner is maintained.

Apple Pay in iOS 9

  • 2500 banks support Apple Pay
  • 50 million card holders will be able to use Apple Pay
  • 1 million contact-less locations
  • Apple Pay arrives to United Kingdom in July-2015
  • 250000 locations will support Apple Pay in UK
  • Store Loyalty Cards also can be added to Apple Pay
  • iOS Passbook is now Wallet

Notes in iOS 9

  • Check list in notes
  • Finger drawing in Notes
  • Add links to Notes
  • Attachment view of Addresses and links
  • Synchronized across the devices through iCloud.

Maps in iOS 9

  • 5 billion user requests per week
  • Transit lines in Maps with multiple travel modes
  • Ask Siri for Directions
  • New Maps with transit routes launching for multiple cities

New News app in iOS 9

  • News can be created for iOS with custom layouts and interactions
  • Choose the sources of News for personalisation
  • News with fluid animations and swipes
  • Feature to read news later & favorites.
  • Rich info graphics and Photo Mosaics.
  • Explore will suggest more news sources and topics.
  • Launching US, UK & Australia

New to iPad in iOS 9

  • QuickType Keyboard, select with two fingers from keyboard view.
  • Multi tasking
    • Task Switcher
    • Swipe on right for switching app & split view.
    • Multi view, multi touch. Photos and Notes together
    • Split view adjustment
    • Picture in Picture view with re-size and re positioning.
    • Developer API and works automatic with auto layout.
  • Low Power mode for additional 3 hours.
  • Two factor authentication
  • iOS 9 Over the Air update is light weight
  • UI testing
  • App thinning for reducing the app size.
  • New API Kits for developers
  • Home Kit to control your devices from anywhere
  • Carplay supports audio apps and supports automaker apps.
  • Carplay will work wirelessly.
  • SWIFT 2 is updated and offers Open Source
  • Swift works for Mac OS X, iOS 9 and Linux.
  • iOS 9 will work on all the devices.

App Store update

  • Apple App Store launched about 7 years back.
  • App Store recently passed 100 billion app downloads
  • Apple has paid 30 billion $ to developers

watchOS 2

  • Time piece function
    • Photo Face, Photo Album Face, Time Lapse  face
    • Complications. Developers can make their own complications.
    • Time Travel to go forward and backward
    • Night Stand view and alarm clock with snooze button
  • Friends
    • add 12 friends for speed access
    • watch can take facetime audio
  • Health and Fitness
    • Apps can now run natively.
    • Siri can take instructions for workout.
  • Apple Pay
    • Store cards can be used and presented from Apple watch
  • Maps
    • Transit lines will appear on maps in Watch
  • Siri
    • Siri can guide step by step direction for transit routes.
    • Ask for glance
  • WatchKit works on iPhone and Watch with Watch OS functionality will work natively in watch.
  • Access Microphone through Watch OS
  • Play audio & video on watch
  • Access to HealthKit and streaming heart rate date
  • Home Kit is available for developers
  • Access to accelerator and taptic engine and digital crown
  • Watch OS 2 will be available this fall to all for free.


Apple Music

Ecosystem for Music industry, where you can listen Music, See Video, Follow Artists. All in one place.

  • Revolutionary Music service curated by leading artists
  • 24/7 Global Radio
  • Connecting Fans with artists
  • My Music: Search and Stream Music from iTunes.
  • For You: is personalised recommendations
  • New:  for new artists
  • Beats 1, worldwide, always on. New York, LA & London
  • Connect: Artists are free to upload music, photos & lyrics.
  • Apple Music is Launching in 100 countries in the month of July-15.
  • Also available on Android OS.
  • Apple Music is 9.99$ month. First 3 months is free
  • For $14.99 you can have family of 6 people.

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