Monday marked the first day of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. This event is known for big announcements for the coming year. Here are a few things to look forward to, from CEO Tim Cook’s keynote address:
- Apple Music: The big announcement of the day was Apple’s Spotify-like music streaming app. It lets you create a listening profile based on your tastes and is curated by music experts rather than by algorithm alone.
- Side-by-side split screen: On iPad and OSX, split screen will allow users to work in two apps at once, like two spreadsheets.
- Safari sound check: Safari will now tell you which tab is playing audio — no more hunting for mystery auto-play video ads among your tabs.
- El Capitan: The new operating system for Macs, available to the public in July.
- Wallet: Apple’s renamed Passbook now allows you to store debit, credit, and rewards cards.
- Battery life: A new low power mode is expected to extend battery life up to four hours.
Keep an eye out for these updates throughout 2015!
By Prasana William