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iPhones getting major update

iPhones getting major update
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Apple's iOS 8 update last year included improvements to the Photos app, messaging, the keyboard and more (not to mention a few serious bugs). But, it didn't alter the look of your phone all that much. You won't be able to the say the same about iOS 9. Rumor has it that Apple is working on a new mobile operating system that will give your gadgets quite the facelift.

Apple hasn't commented on any upcoming changes, but sources told the 9to5mac blog that iOS 9 is going to include a new default wallpaper that uses a green and blue design scheme. Siri is also going to get a cosmetic update to make it more colorful like the Apple Watch version of the feature, according to the sources.

Just for comparison, here's what Siri now looks like on the Watch along with the same app on iPhone in the current iOS 8.2 system.

Siri Watch and iPhone

The rumors also hint at some changes that you won't be able to see. iOS 9 should take care of some of the bugs and usability issues that popped up with iOS 8.

Apple showed a greater commitment to privacy and security with iOS 8 by getting rid of "backdoors." You are going to see that trend continue. Sources told 9to5mac that Apple is working on making major security improvements in the new operating system.

Apple hasn't released any official details about the iOS 9 launch yet. It will probably talk about the new operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference this June.

The company usually uses the conference to unveil new tools and programs it's working on. At last year's conference, it unveiled iOS 8 and its new features.

Apple also showed off Homekit, its framework to allow you to control smart home appliances from your iPhone or iPad.

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Source: Time
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