Apple continues to swat at bugs with its latest iOS release
Wednesday 2015-09-30 saw the release of iOS 9.0.2, Apple’s latest update to its mobile operating system. Released a week after iOS 9.0.1, this latest update comes just two weeks after the initial release of iOS 9.
IOS 9.0.2 is another minor update – a bug fix, really – and also addresses other performance enhancements. The following were called out in the release notes for this update:
Apple’s latest desktop operating system has officially hit the streets on 2015-09-30
Apple released the latest version of their desktop operating system OS X 10.11, Code named El Capitán, to the public Wednesday afternoon, 2015-09-30. This latest iteration of OS X features enhancements to Safari and Spotlight, as well as bring optimization and performance enhancements to the platform.
This latest round of system wide updates includes, but is not limited to the following:
Well… that’s what the stats from Apple preorders seem to state…
The iPhone 6s is supposed to be another huge hit for the iDevice maker. This latest iteration of Apple’s flagship smartphone is estimated to have sold between five and ten million units – and perhaps as high as thirteen million – during its opening weekend of availability. However, of those, nearly 40% are said to be of the rose gold variety.
(Mine – or rather, I should say, my wife’s YELLOW gold iPhone 6s Plus – arrived on Friday 2015-09-25, and I have an unboxing video with iPhone 6 comparison, that is currently in editing. Look for it to post on Soft32 in a few days.)
Supply chain sources who spoke with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, the rose gold iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been very popular, accounting for nearly 40% of all “tock” iDevice preorders. Most of the rose gold devices are said to come from Foxconn, who apparently is the only casing supplier who can satisfy the needed volume for this production version.
Well, that’s a bit of a misnomer… Honestly, its missing on every new mobile device you buy.
Working with mobile devices as long as I have, you get to learn a few things about how things really should go. I’ve been writing for a long time, and honestly, I’ve reviewed a great many different mobile handsets. Some of them have been PocketPC’s/ Windows Mobile devices. Some of them have been Palm devices. I’ve also reviewed Android, Blackberry, and of course iPhones.
In fact, I’ll be doing an unboxing of the iPhone 6s Plus as well as writing a first impressions document on it based on my wife’s personal interaction as well as my own when it arrives for her on 2015-09-25.
The latest update has minor fixes for alarms, video playback, and setup assistant.
If you have a supported iDevice, then you need a heads up, as this one took me by surprise on Friday. After only about a week of life, iOS 9.0 is no more. Apple has released iOS 9.0.1 to help address a handful of bugs.
Boy it kills me to say this…
I’ve been a Windows Mobile guy since 1990-blah-blah-blah. I started using Microsoft mobile devices back in 1996 or so with the Casio Cassiopeia E-10/E-11 and haven’t looked back. I became a big WindowsCE and PocketPC guy and helped at least three or four sites get off the ground as either a guest reviewer or as a regular contributor. At least two of those sites are still around today (The Gadgeteer and pocketnow).
I got into customizing extended ROM’s and into working with custom distributions of PocketPC and Windows Mobile builds. I was nominated as a Microsoft Mobile Devices MVP twice (that I know of) but came just shy of actually receiving the award (program politics…). Microsoft mobile devices and I have a pretty well defined history.
So, you have to believe me when I say this – and it kills me to actually vocalize it and write it down – I’d be very surprised if Windows Phone lived much beyond 2017. In fact, I really think its gonna die and disappear entirely before 2018.
The reasons for this are four fold…
It finally seems like the iPad can pay the rent…
I’ve been trying to bring my iPad to the office since its initial release in 2010. I’ve tried to write an “iPad at Work” series with nearly ever iteration of iPad hardware, but even with the iPad Air 2, the digitizer type hasn’t changed at all. …And that’s the big problem.