Apple iOS 9 beta for public is out: Selfies album, new font and other new features
Earlier this week, Apple announced the iOS 9 beta release. The beta version was made accessible to registered developers last month, but now the public beta are free for all. This means, you don’t need a developer ID priced at $99 that translates to approximately Rs 6,300.
One of the highlights of the iOS 9 beta is that the phone will now automatically detect pictures and store them into separate groups for selfies and screenshots. This means an end to your photo library filled with unnecessary screenshots and embarrassing selfies.
“It seems that the phone decides what a screenshot or a selfie based on how they have been taken, rather than by using any special image recognition technology, reports a Times of India report. iPhones already have their own folders for time-lapse, slo-mo, burst photos and videos .
Google Photos is also capable of recognising screenshots, selfies and other types of pictures. However, it does so using complicated software programs.
At the WWDC 2015, Apple had introduced iOS 9 that comes as a 1.8GB installation size instead of a whopping 4.6GB of iOS 8. Here are some highlights of the new mobile OS. At the event, the new version of OS X was christened OS X El Capitan, which is also available to public as a beta version.
News app: There is also Apple’s News app which looks a lot like Flipboard and will have access to news content and articles. Sadly News app is not coming to India yet, so really nothing of interest here.
Transit in Apple Maps: This new feature on Apple Maps will give train, bus schedules etc and step-by-step direction along with walking time to subways, bus-stations etc. Again it won’t work in India yet.
SlideOver on iPad: The new feature allows users to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side on the iPad. A long awaited feature for iPads indeed. There’s also a new Picture-in-Picture which will let users continue watching a video while using any other app.
On registering for public beta uisng the Apple ID to sign up, users will notice a feedback Assistant app on both MAc and mobile. This will let users give feedback about the new OSes.