The highly anticipated Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2015 kicked off this week and as expected it came with a whole host of announcements and a few surprises as well. There were plenty of potentially game changing features and updates to look forward too in an event that has already covered everything in the Apple universe from smartwatches to Apple Pay in the UK and from operating systems to how we listen to music. Here’s a rundown of the most important aspects to come out of this years conference.
The biggest news to come out of the conference and by far the most publicised aspect of the campaign thus far is the announcement of Apple Music. Ready to give the likes of Spotify and other competitors a run for their money the new music streaming service will arrive at the of June and give customers an attractive monthly pricing structure plus a special family plan option that will allow you to also share Apple Music with up to another 5 people.
APPLE PAY COMING TO THE UK
This July will see the arrival of Apple Pay in the UK. This will mark the first time that the system has been used outside of the US and already a number of banks and popular British brands are signed up to the service in preparation of its UK roll out. Interestingly enough it will also reportedly work on the public transport system in London on buses and on the underground which will be very useful and lucrative for all involved.
iOS 9 WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE YOUR PHONE
As with every major iOS release there are plenty of things to look forward to and the same can be said for iOS 9. Although not as startling or annoying as the last major update the new OS has made a number of changes to its functionality, interactivity, intuitiveness and design. They have introduced a ‘Proactive’ feature that will help attune itself to your needs and habits even more than before. Newsstand will be replaced with a useful News feature, whilst the update itself will not only save space on your phone, a godsend for Smart Phone Company customers, but with its new low power mode it means your battery life will be extended exponentially.
APPLE WATCH UPDATE
Even though anticipation and expectations were high for the Apple Watch it was definitely more of a “restrained” release considering previous Apple unveilings. Now news has arrived of a forthcoming watchOS 2 update just a mere two months after its initial release. There will be plenty more interactivity options, new watch faces and a few notable enhancements that came with the iOS 9 update.