It was a bit of a “snow leopard” year, no new features but a bunch of stability and bug fixes. I couldn’t be happier. The iOS has gotten slower for each release and finally someone put down the foot on all those regressions. This release will be the first that is in fact faster than the previous one. It really should be the norm, not the exception, but I’m glad it finally happens.
There were of course some news, e.g. a new linguistic framework for doing AI work on text. Some of this existed before, but this time it is run by machine learning and there are support for more languages.
Thanks Apple, now I just hope you remove those input-blocking animations from the springboard!