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Apple has just revealed the numbers that deal with iOS 9 adoption rate. According to the data based on the App Store usage, iOS 9 is now installed on 66% of active devices that access the App Store on a regular basis. In case you don’t know, two weeks ago, the adoption rate was equal to 61%. The reason for the 5% gain in just two weeks is most likely connected with the release of iOS 9.1, which contained a number of stability, security and performance improvements, bug fixes and new emojis.
Aside from releasing iOS 9.1 to users worldwide, Apple has also released OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan. The release comes less than a month after the release of the very first El Capitan build, which contained a number of performance, stability and security enhancements as well as some new features for Safari, Mail and Spotlight.
Apple has recently removed more than 250 iOS applications from the App Store. The reason for such a radical step is a third-party advertising SDK called Youmi, which is prohibited by the App Store guidelines. When used in iOS applications, it allows to collect sensitive information, for example, Apple ID email addresses and device serial numbers and in such a way to violate user privacy. The issue has been discovered by a research firm called SourceDNA and immediately reported to Apple. The company has also provided Apple with a full list of apps using malicious ad SDK.
Apple has updated the specs for several devices, namely, the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2 to show that these gadgets now support Bluetooth 4.2. In case you don’t know, earlier the aforementioned Apple-branded portable devices could boast of the support of an earlier standard, Bluetooth 4.0.
Apple on Wednesday seeded the third OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta to developers and public testers. The release took place one week after the release of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 2 and the public release of OS X El Capitan 10.11.
Apple on Tuesday seeded the fourth iOS 9.1 beta to developers and the member of the public beta testing program. The release took place one week after the release of the previous iOS 9.1 beta and iOS 9.0.2 with fixes and minor tweaks. Just like previous betas, this one contains a number of stability, security and performance improvements.
The week has come to an end, so it is time to tell you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. There are also some articles that tell us about the Apple Watch and the next-generation iPhone.
Following the releases of iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide, Apple on Thursday seeded the second OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta to the members of the public beta testing program. The second public beta was released about a week and a half after the release of the very first testing version, which contained a number of security enhancements, stability improvements and bug fixes.
Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 to users worldwide. The update comes one week after the release iOS 9.0.1 and contains a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable, efficient and secure.
Apple has recently seeded the second beta of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan to developers for testing. The release came nearly a week after the release of the very first OS X 10.11.1 beta and one day before the official public release of OS X 10.11, which is scheduled for September 30th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even though Apple has patched a number of vulnerabilities used for untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.4, looks like there's still a lot of work to be done about the security of iOS 9 that is expected to be released to public next week. As shown in the video that has been posted by a well-known hacker nicknamed iH8sn0w, iOS 9 is jailbreakable. The developer and author of such tools as sn0wbreeze and iFaith has perfectly demonstrated his jailbreak, which means we may soon see a new tool for hacking iOS 9. The video proving the aforementioned rumor is available below.