“Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is about to kick off. On Monday, June 8th, company executives will take the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center to provide their annual roadmap for Apple’s software, services, and devices,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“Traditionally, Apple has used the conference to introduce major upgrades to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system iOS, as well as the Mac operating system OS X, along with new services. Of course, 2015 will be no different,” Gurman reports. “iOS 9, codenamed ‘Monarch’ after the ski resort, may well be the most important topic of the conference. Hundreds of millions of people use iPhones and iPads every day, and Apple has realized that it’s time to step back from focusing on significant feature changes to improve the core experience. With iOS 9, Apple is preparing fixes, under-the-hood improvements to reduce app sizes, and better support for older devices. But new features aren’t entirely absent.”
“After a major user-interface overhaul last year with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple will match iOS 9 and go back to the basics with OS X 10.11. Apple’s next Mac software upgrade will focus on core enhancements to usability, performance, and security,” Gurman reports. “The new OS is internally codenamed ‘Gala,’ after the apple, but the marketing name based on a place in California is yet to be revealed.”
Tons more in the full article (Attention: WWDC Spoilers abound!) here.
MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote in an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on January 5th, “Apple needs to do better… We long to again be able to confidently say of our Macs, iPhones, and iPads: ‘It just works.'”
Here’s to rock-solid stability and eminent usability for all of our Apple devices once again! Bring on WWDC 2015!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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