“The home screen has always been at the center of the iPhone experience,” Bryan Derballa writes for Wired. “At WWDC, Apple signaled that we’re moving on.”
“With iOS 9, the bulk of interaction will happen elsewhere, dispersed among intelligent notification panels, powerful search tools, and context-specific suggestions that put relevant apps a flick away,” Derballa writes. “The dependable home screen will still exist, but for the first time, it feels secondary.”
“The tentpole feature is Proactive Assistant,” Derballa writes. “iOS 9 will try to anticipate what you need when you need it. If you fire up NYT Now each morning right when you wake up, iOS 9 will endeavor to note the habit and make the app available in the morning as a shortcut on the lock screen. When you plug in headphones, the new OS will serve up music based on your location, eliminating the need to find the music app. These new features join the lock screen’s current offerings for circumventing the home screen grid: the swipe-up control center and swipe-down ‘today’ window.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s Proactive is Google Now, but with privacy.
We do it in a way that does not compromise your privacy… We honestly just don’t want to know. All of this is done on the device device. — Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, June 8, 2015
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