Today we have the opportunity to see an insight to what Apple is working on for their next major iOS update release, iOS 9.3. From the looks of it, we’ll be getting a large number of bug fixes but also a few new features. Let’s take a look at them.
A better experience every day. And night.
This latest iOS release adds numerous innovations to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. There are improvements to a wide range of apps, along with great new additions to CarPlay. iOS 9.3 may even help you get a good night’s sleep. And you’ll find a preview of new features that will make using iPad in schools easier and better for students and admins.
The first main new “feature” that Apple is touting on their website is iOS 9.3’s new feature to make colors “warmer” after sunset. According to Apple (and many studies), the blue light emitted by mobile devices and computers can affect the body’s ability to get a good night’s sleep. This is very similar to an app already available for Mac called f.lux.
Notes + Passcode
While many people have wanted this for a long time, it’s better late than never. Apple will allow users to passcode lock notes on iOS 9.3. Users will be able to unlock their notes via either their fingerprint or a “Notes Password”. Still hoping for a way to password protect photo albums, but I guess we’ll have to wait a little longer for that…
More Personalized News
Apple News will be more “personalized”. Not too much information on this is available for now, but this should be good for anyone who is an avid user of Apple News.
It will be easier to find apps compatible with the Health app. On top of this, you will be able to see more on your Health Dashboard.
In iOS 9.3, there are new CarPlay features being added. You’ll find hand picked music by experts and other music tailored towards your music likings.
There will be new ways to use the iPad in the classroom using iOS 9.3. Not too much more information has been divulged about this yet.
iOS 9.3 Predictions/Thoughts
While we might not see iOS 9.3 for a little while, the features that Apple has shown give me hope that iOS 9.3 will be a success. If the bugs can be smoothed out and the features implemented correctly, iOS 9.3 could be the best update to iOS 9 that we’ve seen thus far. Stay tuned for more information! Apple has a page about iOS 9.3 as well.