Apple iOS 9 hands-on and first impressions (Video)

Every year, we see a new version of Apple’s mobile operating system iOS, coming out right around the same time as the new iPhones. That time this year has finally come with the consumer release of iOS 9, just in time for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to drop next week, and the new software brings with it quite a few new features for those coming from iOS 8 and below.

Siri has been updated with a more elegant design and better contextual queries. Maps now offers public transit information. Notes supports drawing and folders now. There’s a back button to return to apps when links jump you into other apps. The multitasking has been redesigned to match Windows Phone’s card style, favorite contacts have been moved to the updated Spotlight search on the left of the home screen, the keyboard finally shows lower case characters, newer iPads can now do split-screen multitasking … y’know what, just go download it and see for yourself how many new features can integrate into your life! iOS 9 may not be a total redesign of the UI like iOS 7 was, but there’s still plenty new here that makes iOS an overall tighter, more complete package than ever before.

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