It is Sunday today, which means that it is time for me to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with iOS 9, OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan public beta, new Apple TV and iPhone teardowns as well as with first reviews and tests of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
A new and a very interesting video has recently appeared on the Internet. It shows the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus undergoing water resistance test. Although new handsets are not water-resistant officially, looks like Apple has improved something to make them survive when dropped in the sink.
The video is available either below, or on YouTube.
Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus can boast of a new feature called Live Photos. To work, this feature requires a 3D Touch display and iOS 9. However, thanks to a tweak called PhotosLive, you can create beautiful live images on your older jailbroken iPhone running iOS 8. Below you can take a look at the short video shot by Jeff Benjamin of
Following Austria, Denmark and Ireland, where the long-awaited Apple Watch should go on sale today, Apple has announced that the wearable device will become available for customers in Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland as soon as on October 9th. Apple has just updated its regional websites to let users know about the upcoming big event.
First lucky customers in the selected countries begin to receive their pre-ordered iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units and post first unboxing videos, drop tests and bend tests of the recently-launched devices. We have chosen a number of the most interesting clips and decided to share them with you. The videos are available below, so you can take a look right now.
The first clip comes from a YouTube user nicknamed Lachlan Likes A Thing. Since it’s an unboxing video, we can see how the iPhone 6s retail packaging looks like and what accessories come with the new iPhone.
Following the teardown of the fourth-generation iPad mini and the updated Apple TV set-top box, the iFixit team has finally revealed the internal components layout of the recently-launched iPhone 6s. Below you can take a look at the photos of the disassembled phone and get more information about its parts.
Following the release of iOS 9.0.1 with a wide number of bug fixes and stability improvements to users worldwide, Apple has just seeded the second beta of iOS 9.1 to developers. This pre-release version contains a number of minor enhancements aimed at making the software more stable and efficient. Looks like there are no new features added to the latest beta.
A couple of days ago, Apple released iOS 9 to users worldwide. The update turned out to be quite unstable and many users reported various issues connected with it. As can be seen on Apple Support Communities, the most popular was the one causing iPhones and iPads to freeze on the ‘Slide to Upgrade’ screen. To resolve this issue and a fix a number of other bugs causing constant app crashes and lags, Apple on Wednesday released iOS 9.0.1 with numerous changes. The most-recent version is aimed at improving the stability and performance of iOS as well as at fixing the most common problems.
Paul Houle, a high school student, has recently claimed that the Apple Watch saved his life. After some exercises, he felt pain in his chest and back and his Apple Watch showed that his heart rate was 145 two hours after the exercises. Because of all these things, the teen decided to go to the local hospital. As it turned out, this saved his life as he had a rather serious injury that may have led to fatal consequences.
The iFixit team has recently posted a teardown of the recently-announced fourth-generation Apple TV. As it turns out, the set-top box features a wide number of internal changes and new components that make its performance noticeably higher. The images of the disassembled Apple TV 4 are available below, so you can take a look at them right now.
Adrienne Levin, a customer from the United States of America, was lucky enough to receive her pre-ordered iPhone 6s much earlier than she was expecting. Knowing that there are almost no reviews and benchmarks of the long-awaited handset, she took several photos of her dog using the updated 12-megapixel camera of her Rose Gold iPhone 6s, shot a short 4K video and posted the results of Geekbench 3 benchmark to show us all performance improvements of the new handset.
Several days after the release of the first OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta to developers, Apple has seeded that same build to the members of the public beta testing program. The release comes more than a week before the official release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to public.
Apple has finally released watchOS 2.0 to Apple Watch users worldwide. The update was expected to become available to public on September 16th, however, Apple found a major bug in the software that delayed the release.
According to Apple’s latest press-release devoted to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pre-sales and retail stores availability, the recently-released iOS 9 is now installed on more that 50% of active devices. Even though iOS 9 bricked a wide number of iPhones and iPads and caused a number of compatibility and performance issues, its adoption rate is close to setting up a new record.
According to the latest report from Reuters, hundreds of apps on the App Store got infected with a malware. This is the first time so many applications fell as victims of hackers and the first time Apple failed to discover the malware before releasing apps to public.