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.
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.
It is Sunday today, which means it's time for us to discuss the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Well, keeping in mind that Apple unveiled the long-awaited 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus as well as the 7.9-inch iPad mini and 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Wednesday, it is no secret that most of the articles this week deal with these particular devices and their tech specs.
At the most-recent media event devoted to new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple also unveiled a completely new device called the iPad Pro. We've already told you about the specs of the 12.9-inch tablet and showed you a bunch of photos depicting the device. Today it is time to demonstrate some exclusive hands on videos with the larger-screen tablet. We've gathered the most interesting of them and created a separate dedicated post.
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.
As it was already mentioned on our website, on September 9th Apple announced the long-awaited iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Both devices feature better hardware and several great new features, for example, Live Photos, and in general are handsets worth spending money on. Below you may take a look at several first hands on videos giving us a closer look at the devices.
A couple of weeks ago, a rumor appeared on the Internet that suggested that the iPhone 6s will get a smaller battery size and capacity than the iPhone 6. The rumor was accidentally proven by Apple in the iPhone 6s Introduction Video. Attentive users managed to see that the battery has a capacity of 1715mAh, which is noticeably lower than the capacity of the battery found in the iPhone 6 (1810mAh).
Apple has introduced a new feature to the iPhone 6s called 'Live Photos'. Watch the video below to get a feel for how Live Photos work on the iPhone.
Live Photos are a new way to bring still photos to life. They capture the moments—including motion and sound—just before and after your picture, turning those instants into living memories. Relive them anytime simply by pressing anywhere on the photo.
Need to stream Apple’s live event on a Windows machine? Like last time, Apple’s iPad/Mac Oct. 16 press event won’t be streaming on Windows and this time around requires Safari on a Mac, iOS device or an Apple TV. That means that Windows users will have to figure how to get the stream going using the workaround we posted last time.
You’ll need to download VLC player and check back here tomorrow for the final streaming link to complete the instructions:
An “Unable to open the MRU file …” will appear until the stream has started.
Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad Air, iPad mini, and Retina iMac alongside other possibilities and a release date for OS X Yosemite. The live stream will require Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. Mac and iOS users can stream the event through Apple’s website here when it kicks off at 10 a.m. PDT tomorrow.
Apple will broadcast live video from todays' media event. You can watch it here.
The event starts in about 3 hours from now at 10:00am PDT.
The event which promises to unveil two new iPhones, new iPads, Apple TV, iOS 9, and much more.
Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later.
According to the latest report from John Paczkowski of BuzzFeed, the next-generation Apple TV, which is expected to be unveiled at a media event devoted to the iPhone 6s and iPad mini 4 on September 9th, will get a price tag of $149 and finally boast of one great feature. This great feature is universal search that will allow users to see the search results from all possible sources in one single place.
I’ve got some good news for music fans. Apple has just released two new Apple Music ads featuring featuring The Weeknd and John Travolta. Well, actually these are not two separate clips, but a two-part commercial with single theme and message. The ad was first shown to public on Sunday night during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Currently it is available on Apple’s official YouTube channel and below. Take a look and let me know what you think about the commercial.
As you know, Apple will soon release a new iPhone. Over the last couple of weeks, a wide number of parts have leaked online, including the front and back panels and the logic board with the updated NFC and LTE chips of the would-be handset. Using these leaked parts as well as some parts from the iPhone 6, MacRumors reporters have managed to create a partially working iPhone unit and showed this device in the short video. This clip is available below, you may take a look and let me know what you think about it.
Apple has recently released a new iPhone commercial devoted to Apple Pay. The latest video is a part of the campaign called "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone". It is available either on Apple’s official YouTube channel, or below.