Apple is readying a new version of the software that drives its iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. It’s called iOS 9, it comes out in September, and it will be free. It runs on the iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPad mini, or iPod touch fifth generation or later models.
iOS 9 is full of enhancements you’ll appreciate every day. Your apps become more essential. New multitasking features on iPad make you even more productive. Siri can do more than ever, and new proactive suggestions help you get things done before you ask. And improvements at the foundation of the operating system enhance performance, battery life and security. The more you do with iOS 9, the more you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.
The new iOS version looks and feels just the same as before, and everything’s in the same places; nothing new will confuse you. But don’t let appearances fool you; Apple’s software plastic surgeons have made hundreds of little tweaks that are intended to make its mobile devices faster, smarter, and more stable.
Highlights of iOS 9:
Apps that help you do more every day: The powerful built-in apps on your iPhone and iPad are designed for the essential things you use them for every day — mail, messages, web browsing, maps, making notes and so much more. iOS 9 brings key enhancements to several of these apps and introduces a brand-new one that will change how you experience news.
Double up on productivity with iPad: Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture give you new ways to multitask on iPad. New QuickType features make formatting and text selection even easier — and put shortcuts at your fingertips.
A smarter way to do just about everything: Now Siri can search a wider range of topics for a wider range of answers. It understands what you say more accurately and delivers your results faster. iOS 9 is smarter in lots of other ways too — giving you helpful suggestions before you even ask.
Engineered to perform at every level: Under-the-hood refinements bring you more responsive performance, easier updates, better battery life and tighter security. So your device works that much better — for everything you do with it.
The new 57 features also include – zooming in on video – An updated Key board and many other amazing features. Close the door and cancel all your appointments; it’s a very long list. Fortunately, you can pretty much fit all of them into six categories: Basics, Apps, Brains, Mail, Camera, and iPad Specials.