Didn't watch Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2015 Keynote? That's ok. We've compiled everything you need to know here.
The Keynote for the week-long San Francisco-based developers conference saw the launches of OS X El Capitan, iOS 9 as well as Apple's new streaming music service, Apple Music. We also saw a new found commitment to diversity both in Apple CEO Tim Cook's exclusive interview with Mashable and in the much-needed female presence on the WWDC stage.
Below you'll find everything that's worth knowing about from Monday's keynote.
OS X El Capitan
The latest version of Mac OS X was unveiled today and with it comes upgrades in both user experience and performance. Users will get a variety of updates for Apple's native apps and some new gesture controls to play with. Multitasking functionality will also be improved via the ability to place two windows next to each other, something that Windows users already enjoy.
Spotlight will be able to search for more different types of information more intelligently and users will be able to resize and move the search window. In Safari, you will now be able to mute tabs and bookmark frequently visited sites on the left side of the window, sort of like a more elegant bookmarks bar.
Mail will benefit from new gesture controls that allow users to swipe to delete or mark mail, as well as increased search functionality. Notes has also been revamped, allowing users to attach various files to their notes. Apple will also be employing a new system font, San Francisco, which has been used on the Apple Watch.
Gaming on OS X will also see a healthy boost via Metal (first released for iOS 8 last year), a core-level technology which is designed to improve the performance of graphics on the system.
As for the system's name, El Capitan refers to a peak in Yosemite National Park, keeping in line with Apple's new practice of naming its OS X versions after landmarks in California.
Users will be able to download El Capitan as a public beta in July and as a free update this fall.
Along with its new desktop operating system (OS), Apple pulled the wraps off its latest mobile OS,iOS 9. The changes over iOS 8 are subtle, but certainly not lacking in significance.
Siri will get "smarter" and function more like Google Now with more context-awareness. It will even be able to give you suggestions before you even ask. Apple is also launching a new search API for developers to take advantage of iOS 9 and Siri's functionality.
Users will also get a caller-ID function that tries to predict numbers you don't have saved in your contacts using information such as emails. Reminders will also be better integrated with Calendar and will let you know when you need to leave for your next event. Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, said that none of these features will come at the expense of privacy, echoing statements Tim Cook made on privacy last week.
Multitasking will also be improved for iPads with new app switching and split-screen viewing. Users will also be able to watch videos or look at photos while they have other apps open.
Similar to the enhancements in OS X El Capitan, expect a performance boost and increased battery life with a new low-power mode that will give you three extra hours of battery life.
Apple Wallet and Apple Pay coming to UK
Passbook is now Apple Wallet.
The app will be a home for all of your debit cards and store loyalty cards, making collecting rewards from stores you frequently shop at easier.
Additionally, on the payment front, Apple Pay will be coming to the UK. Users will be able to use Apple Pay at a variety of stores as well as London's public transit system, including the Tube.
Apple just replaced Newsstand with a Flipboard-like app called Apple News. Publishers will be able to publish content directly to the app, which has a beautiful magazine-like interface for reading.
Content producers will also be able to place ads within the app to generate revenue for their brands. Users will also be able to follow the publications and topics they like.
Transit directions in Apple Maps
Three years after its troubled launch, Apple Maps is finally getting transit directions, with a launch in Baltimore, Berlin, Chicago, London, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Toronto, with widespread support in China.
Apple went through the trouble of mapping all the stations, giving users more comprehensive directions and setting the app apart from Google Maps.
Six weeks after the Apple Watch went on sale, the company has released an updated OS for the device. The update will give developers access to the Watch's crown sensors, Taptic Engine and digital crown, allowing them to make apps that don't rely solely on Bluetooth connections with the iPhone.
Developers will also be able to make customizations that can live on the watch face, and users will be able to select from their photos to personalize the watch face. Apple is also opening up the Watch to Homekit developers, smoothing the way for users to use apps to control smarthome functions via their Watch.
Apple's CarPlay interface, which lets drivers have a mirrored display of their iPhones in their dashboard infotainment system, is going wireless — a much needed improvement.
The company also announced the rollout of more apps that will come directly from automakers.
After months of anticipation, Apple finally launched its streaming music service, the cleverly named Apple Music.
It will launch June 30 and users will receive a three-month free trial before having to shell out either $9.99 for an individual plan or $14.99 for a family plan. In addition to streaming, Apple Music will also offer a sort of social network where artists can post exclusive content for fans and a 24-hour radio station called Beats1, which will be hosted by various DJs.
The app will also have a "For You" section that will offer curated playlists and recommendations based on the kind of music you usually listen to on your devices.
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