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Apple WWDC lowdown: iOS 9, Siri updates, open source Swift & more

Apple has announced the next major version of if its mobile operating system iOS 9 along with an upgraded OS for the Apple Watch, as well as an upgrade to its OS X called El Capitan. The company also announced the next version of its programming language called Swift which will be open source. It will also open up Carplay with APIs. Here is a quick lowdown of all the new developer and consumer features announced on the first day of Apple's WWDC 2015 (Worldwide Developer Conference) yesterday: iOS and Apple Watch OS: Maps update: Apple has finally updated its Maps (in iOS 9) to include the transit feature, which offers turn-by-turn directions for buses, subways, trains and ferries. Other than this, the app will also display restaurants, activities and shops close by, and even tell commuters where subway entrances and exits are. The feature will initially launch in limited locations in the US, China, UK, Germany, Canada, Mexico etc. This feature will be available on the new Apple Watch OS 2 as well. Data-driven Siri: Siri will now be able to source all the data from the user's phone, including app data and user contacts, to make voice search better. For example, the voice assistant can now search for photos based on the date and location it was taken, set contextual reminders, integrate with Apple Music etc. Apple also upgraded Spotlight, its search for OS X and iOS 9, with better natural language processing to understand terms like “Open photos from my vacation…

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