With complicated features iOS9 to have steeper learning curve
01 August 2015
With Android getting easier to use over the years, iOS has grown more complex. With iOS 9, Apple's latest mobile operating system set to launch this fall, the iPhone was officially for the geeky types.
According to commentators, with the addition of complicated features into iOS 9, Apple was not only giving the iPhone a rather steeper learning curve, but was also making it far more useful.
Starting this fall, the iPhone would be better able to understand the world around users and provide handy information on the basis of where one was at a particular time of day, who users knew and what users had been recently up to. It would also give users news feed, let them take notes more easily, and it would also come with a vastly improved Maps app.
Meanwhile, in a related development, reports had earlier said that Apple aimed to reveal the new Apple TV in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the event, however, only centered around Mac OS X El Capitan and Apple Music streaming service.
According to Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski, Apple was finally ready to reveal the redesigned new Apple TV at the same event where it usually revealed the newest iPhone. He added that the new Apple TV might have a more polished streaming box.
As regards hardware specifications, Apple is reported to have slimmed down the existing Apple TV design, and the Apple TV remote too was getting a make-over that included a new haptic touch pad. Reports said Apple was also adding more RAM for a speed boost and also updating the TV's processor to one of its A8 chips, plus.
As regards the software aspect, Apple was said to be revealing an Apple TV App Store that would enable developers to create third-party games and apps for the device. It was also said that Siri - which runs the iOS-8 operating system - would be compatible with the new Apple TV, which should aid in making navigation through menus a lot faster.
The Apple TV started out as a "hobby" product for Apple, but after it hit $1 billion in sales in 2013, Tim Cook released a statement that "It's a little more difficult to call it a hobby these days."
The Wall Street Journal said Apple was also developing its own TV subscription streaming service to be launched this fall. The streaming service would offer about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as Fox, CBS, and ABC. According to commentators, it would be a perfect pair for the new Apple TV.