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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.
It is Sunday today, so I’d like to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. It’s no secret that most of the articles this week are somehow connected with either new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus or iOS 9 that became available for users worldwide on September 16th.
Looks like Apple has finally caught up with the demand for the Apple Watch. Apple has recently updated its official websites in Austria, Denmark and Ireland to reveal that the long-awaited wearable device will go on sale in these countries as soon as on September 25th. By the way, this is the date when the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will become available for purchase in the 12 countries of the first wave of launch.
After upgrade to iOS 9 last week, many users began to complain about an issue causing iPhones and iPads to freeze on ‘Slide to Upgrade’ screen. As it turns out, Apple is aware of the issue and is currently working on a fix. The company has recently released a special support document with steps for those people who got their phones or tablets bricked after attempting to upgrade to the latest version of iOS. You can find these steps either below, or on Apple’s website.
Several new images showing the retail packagings of all iPhone 6s models and a rose gold device have recently appeared on the Internet. The images have been first spotted on a Spanish website called iPhoneros. The reporters claim they got the photos of Space Gray, Silver, Rose Gold and Gold iPhone 6s boxes from reliable Chinese sources, so it appears that they are legitimate and authentic. The images are available below.
Now that Apple released iOS 9 to users worldwide, many people are curious about how fast is this version of Apple’s mobile operating system. It’s no secret that system performance depends on the hardware, so if you’re using an iPhone 4s with iOS 9, it will be slightly slower than the iPhone 6 with iOS 9 on board.
Less than two weeks before the official release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide, Apple has seeded the very first OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta to developers for testing. The most-recent pre-release build has become available for testers several days after the release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM to developers.
The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the iPad mini 4, which was officially announced at a media event last week. This teardown confirms that the updated 7.9-inch tablet is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 1.5 GHz Apple A8 processor. Apart from that, the experts have found out that the device comes with a smaller battery.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has recently called Apple’s iPhone with a number of Microsoft apps on board an 'iPhone Pro'. During a meeting called the Salesforce Dreamforce conference, Satya Nadella demonstrated such apps as Skype, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway, Outlook and claimed the latter one was the best mail application currently available for users of all platforms. Microsoft CEO explained that he’s not the owner of the phone and that it is used just for demo purposes.
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Alongside iOS 9 release to public on Wednesday, September 16th, Apple also started seeding iTunes 12.3 with support of OS X 10.11 El Capitan and the most-relent build of iOS. The update is available for all users with compatible hardware. It should be installed as soon as possible as it contains a wide number of bug fixes and stability improvements for Apple Music and Apple ID security.
Just as we expected, Apple on Wednesday released iOS 9 to public worldwide. If you have a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, the update should be available in the Settings app under General - Software Update or once you connect your device to iTunes. It should be noted, however, that Apple servers are currently overloaded, so if you don’t see any available updates, you should wait for a while.
Last Wednesday, Apple officially announced new iPad mini 4. The device is already available for purchase in the United States and a number of other countries. Although during the media event Apple did not point out the specs of the tablet, the benchmarks that appeared on the Internet yesterday prove that the fourth-generation iPad mini can boast of 1.5GHz Apple A8 processor and 2GB of RAM. The report revealing such specs was shared by ArsTechnica reporters.
As was announced at the last week’s media event devoted to new iPhones and iPads, the long-awaited iOS 9 will become available for public on September 16th. Several hours before the release of iOS 9, iOS 8 adoption rate has reached 87%. The data comes directly from Apple, it was gathered on September 14th with the help of special App Store mechanism. We can believe what we see.