San Francisco, June 03 (QNA) – Apple unveiled new operating systems for its Mac line of personal computers and its hit mobile devices, the iPad and iPhone.
Yet tech watchers hoping for a major new product release at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco to jump-start Apple’s growth were disappointed.
Apple’s OS X, nicknamed Yosemite after the famous California park, will be available for free in the autumn and will feature refined design, and better search results that mimic the information cards provided in Google Now search results.
The operating system integrates closely with users’ other Apple products, allowing them to switch seamlessly between devices.
Apple said it now has a record 80 million users on its Mac platforms.
The new operating system for iPads and iPhones, iOS 8, boasts better interactive notifications, allowing users to reply to messages directly from their lock screens. It addresses a key gripe of many iPhone users by allowing them for the first time to use popular third-party keyboards such as Swype.
The new iOS 8 introduces a Family share scheme, which automatically shares key documents among up to six designated family members while allowing them to share each other’s media content.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the Cupertino, California, company has now sold more than 800 million iOS devices, including more than 500 million iPhones.