Apple will host its Worldwide Developer’s Conference this month. As we are getting closer to the event, the rumors on iOS 9, subsequently, are on an all time high. At the event, Apple will reportedly showcase some cool devices, falling under its i-series banner.
But that’s hardly the news!
The news is Apple might release iOS 9 at the event. After a successful and feature-rich iOS 8, Apple is all set to release its next iOS installment this year. We normally take unconfirmed sources with a grain of salt, but if we take them seriously this time, then Apple is going to adopt a standstill approach with iOS 9. We can’t expect too many riveting features on iOS 9. Instead, the vexing aspects of iOS 8 will be done away with.
Some interesting rumors that have been circulating lately give us a bucket of information on how the Cupertino giant is going to address jailbreaking on iOS 9 and discard Google Now.
Jailbreaking on iOS 9
Almost all previous iOS installments had software and hardware exploits. Those exploits enabled hackers to take full advantage of them. In the past, Apple walked on the legal route, but reached nowhere. It looked a bit odd that one of the biggest companies in the world was intimidated by a bunch of wannabe hackers.
But this time, Apple is determined to deal with jailbreaking and iOS 9 will reportedly be the flagbearer. Jailbreaking causes Apple troubles in two main ways; for one it gives a user access to the hidden file directory, after which he not only installs unauthorized programs, but also duplicates the software. And secondly, the jailbreaking can damage the iOS device, which means users will stop using iOS and move to a different OS.
Sources said Apple has thought of a solution that might work. Apple will reportedly introduce a program called Rootless. The software will provide security from the kernel-level and prevent users from accessing critical system files. We don’t have enough technical details regarding how Rootless is going to function, but it will offer a robust security, which hackers will find terribly difficult to circumnavigate.
Abandoning “Google Now”
Apple has plans to bring an alternative to “Google Now” on iOS 9. The alternative will be known as “Proactive.” The upcoming application will make searching a seamless experience for users. It will collect information from various sources such as Siri, Calendar, Passbook, Contacts, and third party apps to create information.
“Google Now” is one among many reasons users are so content with the Android Wear platform. It might appear that Apple is trying to replicate Android as “Proactive” might be the Google Now for its iWatch.
Enhanced focus on maps
Apple will reportedly put the focus on improving its map feature. Alongside the new maps feature, Apple may also work on its Smart Home functionality after the release of iOS 9. Apple Map has undergone significant improvements on iOS 8. iOS 9 will take it from there and expand the geo-location based commercial market for Apple.
There are plenty of reports indicating iOS 9 will release with an application called Smart Home. The app will reportedly make it possible for users to set up new smart home products and distribute them uniformly across the whole room. Smart Home is basically a setup app, you won’t control your home and only organize it.
Further reports indicate iOS 9 will showcase several bug fixes; those bugs annoyed iOS 8 users to the level that they fretted a lot. Lastly, we are only two weeks away from the upcoming WWDC. In a matter of time, it’ll be clear to us how iOS 9 will really be like.