new iOS 9 dev features

During Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning, it offered up a preview of iOS 9. It discussed a number of major new features in the upcoming OS update, including a smarter Siri, improved Maps and better battery life.

But as usual, there are a number of new features in iOS 9 that Apple didn’t really talk about today. The slide you see above gives you an idea of what some of those features might be.

  • OCR accessory setup
  • Search extensibility
  • Audio unit extension
  • VPN plug-in extension
  • Swift 2
  • Map customization
  • Direct document
  • UI testing in Xcode
  • Notification actions
  • Third-party notifications
  • Sensor profile
  • App thinning
  • Motorized windows profile
  • Flyover and Walkthrough
  • New Health data types
  • Code coverage
  • Gaming APIs
  • Automated shades profile
  • Layout guide
  • Shortcut Bar
  • Object-oriented Contacts
  • New multitasking APIs
  • New HomeKit profiles
  • iCloud open in place
  • Home security profile
  • Storyboard references
  • App transport security API
  • Stack view
  • Wireless CarPlay
  • HomeKit iCloud remote access

Sure they briefly talked about some of these things on stage, such as Wireless CarPlay and Swift 2, but a lot of them went unmentioned. Most of these additions are aimed at developers, but they will still have an impact on users through third party apps and games.

Stay tuned to iDB for more iOS 9 coverage.