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Some Interesting Hints About iOS 9

Today on Twitter, some clever sleuths discovered some interesting info tucked away in the latest WebKit source code.

Specifically, references to iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 were found.

Here are some of the highlights:

App Links

References such as LSAppLinkOpenCompletionHandler could point to a few different sorts of things.

A fair amount of hub-ub has been bustling about lately in regards to UIKit's canOpenURL: methods and the way some developers were trying to be sneaky and use the API for what it was designed to do. (I kid, I kid). App Links could be Apple revamping the URL handling systems in iOS and OS X to be more "safe" (more restricted to be sure).

Another idea that comes to mind is something closer to what Facebook and have attempted. Encouraging and supporting more iOS and Mac developers to create indexable content URLs seems like a smart strategic move on Apple's part. Plus, with all the reports of their recent search efforts, who knows what sorts of things they could be working on.

Dynamic Type

More platform feature-parity happening here. Dynamic Type is a fantastic system and I'm quite happy to see it making its way to the Mac and specifically into WebKit.

There's bound to be more undiscovered goodies littered around the WebKit codebase. If you'd like to poke around yourself, here's a good place to start.

If you find anything interesting, drop me a line.

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