I look back at last years WWDC, at the time I thought it was a bore..

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by shenfrey, May 21, 2016.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    ..however a year later, I realise just how massive it was, for me at least. First of all you have Apple Pay in the UK, this has been huge for me and I use it all the time. Then you have iOS 9, at first I thought it was a useless update with features I probably would never use, but it turns out my most used features are in fact the ones introduced in iOS 9. The spotlight screen to the left, the news app and the battery power saver mode.

    In hindsight I have learned not to judge too quickly, and to give the update a chance and I plan to do just that this year. Other than to state this I have no other point to this thread, however I did read a quite a few posts who did share the same feelings at the time, how are you feeling now?
  2. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    I'm looking forward to it and see what iOS 10 brings plus other items.
  3. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    I am interested in more productivity features for the iPad.
  4. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2014
    I feel the same as you. In fact, I also had this feeling when WWDC 2014 was over.

    I felt like iOS 8 features were for the most time useless and boring but man I was wrong. Today I use so much of the new iOS 8 and iOS 9 features, especially the latter.

    Continuity, customizable sharing options, quick reply, split-screen multitasking, picture in picture, Touch ID API for apps and many more features that I could not stop using or go back to an iOS 7 device.

    Apple's WWDC show us the key features of the new iOS but I find that sometimes the most useful features are actually the ones that Apple doesn't talk about.
  5. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    So Apple promotes features wrong. ;)
  6. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    I'll be perfectly honest, I am fully open to all of Apple's Keynotes, even if the last few of them were pretty mediocre. Not because of what was presented, but how it was presented. The pre-2011 keynotes weren't just a presentation, they were like a movie, hell, even better than a movie. Regardless, I am still remaining fully confident that it could be good this year and I'm excited for this WWDC (just realised, that's exactly in three weeks). I'm not about to become a "everything was better before" guy even if previous experiences weren't that great.
  7. TrenttonY, May 23, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016

    TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    Personally I think my favorite WWDC in the modern era of Apple would be WWDC 2011.
  8. LovingTeddy macrumors 68000


    Oct 12, 2015
    Swipe left for spotlight---> Feature used since 2012 on Android. And Google Now is still massively better than spotlight. So other impressive here.

    First time I used contactless payment was BlackBerry, combined with NFC SIM card with Surtap app. Though it is not as easy as Apple Pay, Apple Pay is just a NFC payment system. Samsung Pay is still better than Apple Pay... So nothing impressive here.

    Power saving mode is on Android since forever... iOS is playing catch up again... Again nothing impressive here.

    So convulsion, Aplle did not do any impressive recent year. Apple Watch us big "meh", iOS is riddled with bugs and simpler playing catching up, Mac is getting outdated without any updates...

    Sorry, I will never a** kissing Apple. Sure my main devices is iOS for now and Android a while before. Sure, I buy new Apple product (for example: iPhone SE x2)... But I cannot really say Apple impressed me recently.
  9. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    Just to clarify, Spotlight was always on the left since 2009 except for in iOS 7 and 8.
  10. LovingTeddy, May 25, 2016
    Last edited: May 25, 2016

    LovingTeddy macrumors 68000


    Oct 12, 2015
    I think you misunderstood. In iOS 9, when you swipe left, spotlight will show you suggestion on apps, news etc. I think it called Procative Siri, if I am not mistaken.

    This is basically a clone of Google Now. When you swipe from left on Android phone, you will see the Google Now cards, showing you the direction to home, current weather information, your upcoming schedule, your delivery and news.

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  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    In iOS a good amount of that information has been around in the Notification Center for some time.
  12. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    WWDC has always brought meaningful hardware and/or software changes. And it has always drawn criticism about the lack of desired improvement. It seems to be the fashion on this forum.

    OP, good on you for having heightened self awareness.
  13. ThunderMasterMind macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2016
    Complete opposite for me excluding categories for searches in maps. iOS 9 has been terrible for me. I run into glitches all the time, but if I use my iPad on iOS 6.0.1 I literally never find a single glitch.

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