Last year Apple debuted the iOS 7 update that drastically changed the look of iPhones and iPads, which was widely met with great reviews. This year, we are expecting the same as iOS 8 is introduced in time to set up the features that will play a role in the iWatch that will likely be released later on in the year.
According to Apple Balla, the first thing will be a Maps update that will hopefully bring improved functionality. The maps that Apple offers have been heavily criticized, but this might be changing.
Next, Healthbook will be on display, something that will play a huge role once the iWatch is introduced. Healthbook is going to be tracking all of your health biometrics and help you get in better shape than ever by tracking blood pressure, heart rate, hydration, blood sugar, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, and so much more.
iTunes will also be changing in iOS devices as iTunes Radio is split from the iTunes app. iTunes radio is going to be getting a lot more attention as Apple focuses more on their ad supported music service.
Among other changes will be an enhanced Siri, which will get help from OpenTable and WolframAlpha, in addition to third party services. It will also be unified with the Notification Center in order to seamlessly integrate it with CarPlay.
All of these will be very exciting, although we’ll have to wait and see in what form they take shape. The conference is coming up June 2, so the wait is almost over.