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Why Didn’t Apple Tell You About These 10 Great New Features Coming to Your iPhone?

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:01PM EST
iOS 9 Features

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Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote was an extremely long presentation that was packed full of details about its upcoming new software and services. As long as the event was, however, it could have been 10 times longer and Apple still wouldn’t have had enough time to fit in all of the great new features it added to its two software platforms, iOS and OS X.

Where iOS is concerned, Apple ran through some terrific-looking top-level highlights, but developers (and everyone else with an Apple developer account) have now had plenty of time to dig through the first iOS 9 beta, so details on new features that Apple didn’t cover at WWDC continue to trickle out.

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We’ve run a few posts that cover nifty iOS 9 features that Apple didn’t reveal on stage, but Business Insider has combed through them all to come up with what it has deemed to be the 10 “most important” ones.

We’re not entirely sure we agree on all fronts — there are some pretty important new features that aren’t on the list — but there’s no question that each of the 10 items on the list will be welcomed with open arms by iPhone users this coming fall when iOS 9 is released to the public.

First up, the keyboard in iOS 9 is brand new and you can actually tell when you’re about to type a capital letter. iOS 8’s keyboard is pictured above, and users have been complaining about it forever. In iOS 9, the letters on the keys finally switch from lowercase to uppercase as you type, so you know exactly what to expect.

As noted in the post, another new feature in iOS 9 that Apple didn’t cover during its WWDC 2015 keynote is a search function in the Settings app. Most Android phones have this feature because they have so many different settings menus. Since iOS is getting more complex and more settings are constantly being added, it was only a matter of time before Apple added this feature as well.

A new security feature will make PIN codes 6 digits long by default, instead of four. Apple will also let you pinch to zoom in videos like you can with photos, and you’ll be able to move the cursor around by swiping on the keyboard with two fingers.

For the rest of the list of great new iOS 9 features Apple didn’t tell you about, follow the link down in our source section.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.