What We Expect

The next major version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9, is already in the works at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino. We don’t have many concrete details on iOS 9 yet, but rumors suggest the update may focus more on optimization and stability improvements rather than major design changes and new features. We’re still expecting some changes, however. Siri improvements, a new San Francisco font, a HomeKit “Home” app, iPad split-screen multitasking, transit directions, an augmented reality Maps feature, and an overhauled search/personal assistant system may be added in iOS 9.

A note of caution: We’re basing this roundup off of rumors, and it’s always possible that the features listed below could be scrapped or delayed before iOS 9 is introduced at WWDC on June 8.