This Is the Single Best New Feature Coming to Your iPhone

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The next iOS upgrade will bring a slew of predictive shortcuts to the iPhone, Apple revealed at its annual developers conference on Monday.

Among the best features included in the upcoming iOS 9 is a tool that offers you an educated guess at who’s calling from unknown numbers based on previous contact over email. Gone, hopefully, are the days of letting those calls go to voicemail just to screen out robocalls.

Among the iPhone’s other new context-based features: The new iOS will automatically pull up a “Now Playing” screen as soon as the user plugs in a pair of headphones, as well calculate the best time to leave for calendar appointments and send a helpful notification in advance, relieving users from constantly checking the time.

While a beta version of iOS 9 will be out shortly, the public version won’t launch until the fall — perhaps coinciding with the unveiling of a new iPhone model.

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