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Top 10 Stories of the Week





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.


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Sunday, September 27th, 2015. 14:16

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Placed Underwater for One Hour [Video]



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.


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Sunday, September 27th, 2015. 13:28

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First iPhone 6s Unboxing, Drop Test and Bend Test Appear Online



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.


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Friday, September 25th, 2015. 14:56

Apple Releases iOS 9.1 Beta 2 to Developers



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.


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Thursday, September 24th, 2015. 14:47

iFixit Performs 4th Generation Apple TV Teardown [Images]



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.


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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015. 14:09

Lucky Customer Posts First iPhone 6s Benchmark Results and More



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.


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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015. 13:54

Apple Releases First OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Public Beta



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.


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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015. 13:07

Apple Releases watchOS 2.0 to Users Worldwide



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.


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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015. 10:53

iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 50% - App Store Data



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.


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Monday, September 21st, 2015. 16:44

App Store Suffers First Malware Attack, Hundreds of Apps Get Infected



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.


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Monday, September 21st, 2015. 15:04

Top 10 Stories of the Week



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.


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Sunday, September 20th, 2015. 16:32

Here’s What to Do If Your iPhone or iPad Gets Stuck on 'Slide to Upgrade' Screen



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.


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Sunday, September 20th, 2015. 13:52

iOS 8.4.1 vs iOS 9: Which is Faster on Your iPhone?



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.

9to5Mac reporters have recently shot and shared a good video showing how the system performance of iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 with iOS 8.4.1 is different from system performance of the same devices with iOS 9 installed. The reporters compared the boot time, application load speed, and used a benchmark to check the overall performance. In almost all cases, iOS 9 turned out to be slightly slower than iOS 8.4.1. The browsing and Wi-Fi performance are better, though.


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Friday, September 18th, 2015. 18:44

Apple Seeds First OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta to Developers for Testing



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.


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Friday, September 18th, 2015. 16:27

Apple Releases iOS 9 with New Features to Users Worldwide



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.


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Thursday, September 17th, 2015. 10:52