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iOS 9 FAQ: Everything you need to know about Apple's new mobile OS

Oscar Raymundo | June 10, 2015
Do you have a question about iOS 9? We got you covered.

Is Apple Pay ever going to expand internationally?

Yes — Apple Pay is launching in the U.K. in July

Why did Apple replace the Newsstand app with News?

Publishers complained that the Newsstand app buried their content, so Apple came up with a more dynamic solution: a Flipboard-style reading app called News.

What publications can I read using the News app?

Over 50 publications have teamed up to join Apple's News, including Time, People, Vogue, Wired, Vanity Fair, Cosmo, ESPN, The New York Times, CNN and Bloomberg.

How will News stories look on my device?

In order to keep a consistent design and visual identity, Apple has released a News Publisher app to help publishers create content specifically for News. Publishers will be able to tinker with layouts, typography, photos, videos and animations to create the most compelling content for News.

Boosting iPad productivity

Are there any new QuickType shortcuts?

iOS 9 introduces formatting buttons to the QuickType bar so that you can italicize, copy/paste or add attachments with just a tap. Another cool way to select and edit iPad text on iOS 9 is to simply place two fingers on the touchscreen to turn into into a trackpad that you can use to select text by dragging. Furthermore, third-party apps can customize the shortcuts that appear on the QuickType toolbar, so that you can have all the important buttons right at your fingertips.

I heard I can now have two iPad apps open at the same time. How does that work?

There are three ways to view and interact with two apps simultaneously on an iPad in iOS 9. First we have Slide Over where you can choose a second app to open up as a pinned sidebar on the right. Second is Split View where two apps take up half of the screen. Finally, Picture-in-Picture lets you watch a video or chat on FaceTime while having another app running in the background. The video screen becomes a smaller window that you can drag and resize. You'll need an iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, or iPad mini 3 for Slide Over and Picture-in-Picture, and an iPad Air 2 (or presumably, whatever comes next) for Split View.

 

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