iOS 9 Beta

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by johannes, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. johannes

    johannes PhilMUG Chairman
    Staff Member Chairman

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Messages:
    9,848
    Likes Received:
    1,129
    Apple just announced iOS 9 and here are some of the features so far:

    - Dedicated News App

    - Vastly-improved Notes (you can now do sketches, take photos, attach photos, create checklists)

    - Improved Maps (featuring Transit and Nearby recommendations)

    - Wallet (formerly known as Passbook), which features more cards now

    - Wireless CarPlay

    - Multitasking (Slide Over, Split View, Picture in Picture)

    - Smarter, more proactive Siri

    - Low Power Mode

    Apple

    Personally, I'm most excited about: News, improved Notes, and Multitasking.
     
  2. denpacs

    denpacs Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    City of Golden Friendship
    And here's the iPhone Wallpaper used in the iOS 9 Keynote:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Cmmig

    Cmmig Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    203
    Finally! Split screen multitasking and PIP! :D
     
  4. gaol

    gaol Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,750
    Likes Received:
    109
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Loyola Heights, QC
    The new Notes might edge out Evernote from my devices....
     
  5. memphis

    memphis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Digong City
    Now the question is.. What are the devices to drop this time? Apple hates classic. :p
     
  6. saibot

    saibot Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    check Johannes link, the list of compatible devices is on the bottom page. its says iphone 4s up, ipad mini up, and ipad 2 up...
     
  7. JMacalinao

    JMacalinao Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Manila
    Looks like they're using the Apple Watch font ("San Francisco", I think) on iOS and OS X now. Not sure how I feel about that; I just got used to seeing Helvetica Neue on my devices.

    The other changes are pretty nice though. Looking forward to the new Notes and multitasking features. :)
     
  8. Mascobado30

    Mascobado30 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Taguig City
    I'm just happy that they're still going to support my ancient iPhone 4S. :D
     
  9. johannes

    johannes PhilMUG Chairman
    Staff Member Chairman

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Messages:
    9,848
    Likes Received:
    1,129
    I'm excited about Notes because it finally has more meat. Multitasking is something a lot of us have been waiting for and I'm hoping Apple really got it right.

    However, iOS 9 means it's time to let go of my iPad 2. For while 9 will still run on it, the tasty bits like Multitasking and Split Screen can only run on an iPad Air 2. As soloworx said, my iPad 2 belongs in the graveyard so I guess iOS 9 is the proverbial final nail.
     
  10. essay

    essay Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    13
    Excited with new notes. I hope they add "folder" feature to get my notes more organized. (Or it has now?)
     
  11. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Messages:
    4,275
    Likes Received:
    144
    i find interesting is the move to ios from android, transfer your contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, etc to ios device:cool:
     
  12. johannes

    johannes PhilMUG Chairman
    Staff Member Chairman

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Messages:
    9,848
    Likes Received:
    1,129
    Good question! So far, there's no indication that it will have folders but I think that would make a good feature.

    ============

    I'm looking forward to News because I read a lot of articles on my iPad. The dedicated app would streamline everything and the fact that it can customize the feeds based on your interests (like other apps) is cool.

    The new Notes will most likely kick out my other note-taking apps. However, when it comes to sketching, I doubt it could replace the likes of Paper by 51.

    Multitasking (slide over, split screen, PiP) would really give one's iPad that "new iPad look and feel". It's hard not to get stoked about this (better late than never, I guess).
     
  13. jetan

    jetan PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Messages:
    2,626
    Likes Received:
    418
  14. potpot2

    potpot2 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Malate
    [video=youtube;iOf06ymzVQY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOf06ymzVQY[/video]

    saw this video and notes does have folder feature. great!
     
  15. essay

    essay Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    1,846
    Likes Received:
    13
    Greet find! Thanks for this. That's it. Time to ditch my other note apps. :)
     
  16. Sunil_K

    Sunil_K PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,448
    Likes Received:
    1,067
    Just read this in daringfireball.net

    MOVE TO IOS ★
    Another fascinating item that didn’t make it into the keynote: Apple is introducing a new app called “Move to iOS”, for Android switchers:


    Just download the Move to iOS app to wirelessly switch from your Android device to your new iOS device. It securely transfers your contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books. And it will help you rebuild your app library, too. Any free apps you used — like Facebook and Twitter — are suggested for download from the App Store. And your paid apps are added to your iTunes Wish List.


    It’s both an Android app and an iOS app.
     
  17. piedad

    piedad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,652
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Philippines
    Playing with new Notes ... can't find how to add a sketch. Can't copy-paste from Evernote. For now, sticking to Evernote.
     
  18. ronjet

    ronjet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,684
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Philippines
    I'm also excited with the new Notes. I hope that you can have set some notes to have a password before you can read or open that note.
     
  19. Simbadda

    Simbadda Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    32
    I am loving the iOS 9 experience. There is battery drain, as is expected for beta software. Since I have a battery case, this will be my daily driver

    One of the features I like:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    You can now customize the assistive touch.

    And this is notes.app.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    You can create a folder

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Draw

    [​IMG]
    Holding two fingers turn the keyboards to a trackpad
     
  20. denpacs

    denpacs Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    City of Golden Friendship
    ^I like that customization of the Assistive Touch as I have been using it eversince. Thanks for the info. Hope they include this in the official release. [emoji4]
     

Share This Page

  • About PhilMUG

    Since the mid-1990s, PhilMUG (formerly the Philippine Macintosh Users Group) has grown to become not just the Philippines’ but one of the world’s foremost Apple user groups. Our online community brings together thousands of members from the Philippines and around the world for the latest news and discussions covering all Apple products and related hardware and software. Anyone can join PhilMUG, from newbies to experts, subject to our membership rules and guidelines.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Buy us a beer!

    The staff works very hard to make sure that PhilMUG is running 24/7. Care to buy us a beer or help out with our hosting fees? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!