After the radical redesign of iOS 7, which gave us a cleaner, more
flexible experience, and the functional revolution of iOS 8, which
extended and continued that experience between apps and devices,
iOS 9 takes a moment to solidify and round-out everything that’s
come before, and start us towards everything that’s coming next.
This includes making Siri and Search broader and more proactive,
expanding Apple Pay, rebuilding Notes, adding transit to Maps,
launching a News app, enhancing the QuickType keyboard and
bringing multi-app multitasking to the iPad, amping up
performance, extending battery life, tightening up security and
privacy, and making the update process much more efficient.
Absent the radical and the revolutionary, then, iOS 9 has to
deliver on the promise not of more but of better. After the giant
leaps, it has to stick the landing.
Book-length and comprehensive, in the spirit of Siracusa’s Mac OS X reviews.