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According to the growing number of users who complain on Apple Support Communities forum, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9.1, causes various Touch ID issues. In particular, users report about slow and unreliable fingerprint recognition and in some cases even a complete failure of the sensor. First threads connected with bugs affecting Touch ID functionality began to appear two weeks ago, immediately after Apple made iOS 9.1 available for customers worldwide.
Apple TV is currently available for purchase in a wide number of countries worldwide. First lucky customers have recently started receiving their brand new set-top boxes and posting first hands-on videos showing the retail packaging, external design and the functionality of the fourth-generation Apple TV and the dedicated App Store with applications and games.
If you haven’t yet decided whether to purchase the set-top box or not, the videos below will surely help you to make up your mind. These clips offer a quick look at the Apple TV and are recommended to be watched before the purchase.
With the release of iOS 9, a wide number of users have begun complaining about the battery drain issue while using the Facebook app. Finally, Facebook representatives have started explaining the reason for the problem and improving the functionality of the application to make it less energy-consuming.
Ryan Petrich has recently released the updated version of probably the most popular jailbreak tweak called Activator. Version 1.9.6 now supports iOS 9 and 3D Touch, a feature included to the recently-released iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
During the September media event devoted to the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple focused the attention of media and potential buyers on the updated 12-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras added to the devices. While Apple indeed improved the functionality of built-in iPhone cameras, the quality of images taken with these sensors seems to be similar to the quality of images taken with the iPhone 6.
Below you may take a look at the chart showing which devices should be purchased by those who love taking photos with their phone.
In addition to the iPhone 6s teardown, which was completed several weeks ago, the iFixit has just performed a new one. This time the experts have decided to give us a closer look at the advanced 4.7-inch iPhone 6s display, which can boast of the resolution of 750 x 1334, pixel density of about 326 ppi and which supports the 3D Touch technology. This technology detects multiple levels of pressure and using this information performs a set of predefined features.
Apple is blocking access to the News app in China. This issue has already been spotted by a number of iPhone and iPad users in this country and a software developer named Larry Salibra. The decision to disable the long-awaited News app introduced in September as a part of iOS 9 in the aforementioned Asian country is probably caused by the strict censorship rules. In case you don’t know, China is a very reserved country with lots of popular media resources blocked or unavailable for users.
An Italian student named Luca Todesco has recently released source code for iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak. The developer has called his jailbreak Yalu and although it’s not yet finalized, it can jailbreak your iPhone and most likely iPad and iPod touch running iOS 8.4.1 and let you install OpenSSH. For some reason, Todesco warns users not to install Cydia right now, but I believe soon it would be possible to use Yalu as a fully functional tool for untethered jailbreak. Especially since the developer plans to make a public release of his utility in the near future.
Customers have recently begun receiving their pre-ordered iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units. Although these devices are brand new and are supposed to work perfectly well, a number of users have faced various problems with Touch ID, 3D Touch, power and speakers.
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
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.
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.
At the media event devoted to new iPhones and iPads that took place on Wednesday, Apple announced that the long-awaited OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be released to users worldwide on September 30th. Apart from that, the company seeded the OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM to developers for testing, which is an additional indication of the imminent public release of the desktop operating system.
Apple on Monday seeded the eighth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing. The release took place about two weeks after the release of the seventh OS X 10.11 beta and more than two months after the official announcement of the operating system at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference back in June. Alongside OS X El Capitan Beta 8 for developers, the guys from Cupertino seeded OS X El Capitan Beta 6 for the members of the public testing program. Both versions are identical in terms of design and functionality.
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.