All About The Apple Announcements – WWDC – 2015

Apple have made some major announcements overnight on their operating systems – OS X . iOS , the Apple watch and Apple Music.

Here are some of the key points that interested me:




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  • Appears to concentrate more on refinement than features than previous versions which is not a bad thing 
  • Quicker loading of apps and software
  • Use multiple apps in a split view mode
  • Better gaming on the mac with support for “Metal”

The 10 Most Exciting Features in Mac OS X El Capitan

iOS9 – New Operating System – iPhones and iPads

  • Improved battery life , iOS9 should deliver an extra hour of battery life but also has a low power mode ( for when you look like you will run out)
  • The update is 1.3gbs , far smaller than other major updates
  • You can delay updates until you are not using the iPhone / iPad


  • New interface
  • Will learn your behaviours – Apple describe it as intelligence
  • Remind you when it is time to leave for an appointment based on your addresses that you enter
  • Proactive – Will learn what you are about to do , plug in headphones and it will open up Apple Music without you doing it

New iPad features

  • Slide Over – lets you work on second app without leaving the first or with a tap you can work on 2 apps side by side
  • Picture in picture Take Facetime calls on the screen while you work , minimizes the app
  • Improved multi touch keyboard gestures making it easier for you to select and edit text

Here Are the Highlights of Apple’s Upcoming iOS 9

News – App

  • Will pull content from news sources based on what you follow 

Notes – App

  • Add checklist
  • Add content from other apps, imbed photos
  • Looks vastly improved

Apple Watch Updates

  • Create a watch face based on a photo or a revolving set of photos
  • Nightstand mode – has an alarm clock watchface with the crown of the watch serving as a snooze button

Apple Music – available June 30th

  • Streaming service and app that plays the entire Apple music library including the ripped CDs that you have on your computer
  • Curation will give you playlists based on what you listen to
  • Ask Siri to play the best songs from any year from 1984 onwards
  • Beats 1 – Apples radio station – which is all about music – will play 24 hours a day – interviews – guest hosts – 3 stations 8 hour shifts
  • Cost – $9.99 in the US ( maybe $11.99 here – details of local pricing still to be released) and there is a family subscription with 6 members at $14.99 ( US Pricing )

Everything You Need to Know About Apple Music

Apple announces Apple Music, iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and WatchOS 2

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