Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

iOS in 2015

It’s going to be a really big year for iOS. On top of 8.2, which isn’t out of beta yet, and today’s surprise 8.3 beta, Apple’s reportedly prepping iOS 8.4 way down the line, likely for a May-June release.

Then there’s iOS 9. Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac:1

For 2015, iOS 9, which is codenamed Monarch, is going to include a collection of under-the-hood improvements. Sources tell us that iOS 9 engineers are putting a “huge” focus on fixing bugs, maintaining stability, and boosting performance for the new operating system, rather than solely focusing on delivering major new feature additions. Apple will also continue to make efforts to keep the size of the OS and updates manageable, especially for the many millions of iOS device owners with 16GB devices.

If you’ve been waiting to file any bug reports against any version of iOS, now’s your time to get them in.


  1. I heard a different codename for iOS 9 last year, and Gurman’s original post included the same codename, so I’m a little unclear what “Stowe” is now, or whether it’s anything any more. ↩︎