Everything you need to know about iOS 9
One of the greatest features of iOS, which distinguishes it from its biggest competitors, is the high percentage of uniformity among users when it comes to the version of the operating system that is used.
Of course it may not be fair to compare the operating system that is closed – source and developed only by Apple and that works on a very small number of devices with Android which is opened and works on a very high number of producers, users and small independent developers.
However, the grouping of most users in one version of the operating system is an advantage that facilitates the work of the developers, as well as the company that stands behind it.
According to information released by the company Mixpanel, iOS 9 continues the trend of Apple by having an excellent user acceptance of new versions and was already installed on 12% of users’ devices within the first 24 hours. The installations didn’t stop, and according to the company, iOS 9 was installed by more than 18% of the users of iOS devices. iOS 9 became available to users the last week, on the 16th of September.
This trend of installing the operating system is larger than last year’s when it was released the iOS 8. According to the director of Mixpanel this is largely due to the rather smaller space required for the installation of the upgrade, as well as the available public beta program through which users had a chance to learn about the system.
It was also pointed out that this percentage of installations of the latest version of Android has been reached in more than 5 months of its official release. In defense of Android, the reason for the slow installation of new versions is due to the manufacturers.
iOS 9 can be installed by the users of the following devices:
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPad 2
- iPad 3rd generation
- iPad 4th generation
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Pro
- iPod Touch 5th generation
Like always, the upgrade of the new version of the system is free for all users and can be installed directly from the device, as well as through iTunes or by connecting the device to the computer.
Do you need to immediately install the latest version of the operating system? The answer to this question is relative and it comes down to what type of user you are. If you can’t wait and are very interested in such activities, feel free to install the latest version of iOS. Otherwise, you are free to wait a certain period in order to be reported about problems and bugs that can be expected, and then you make your final decision.
However, unlike the previous two versions, iOS 9 is mainly a system with the most changes, so we should expect a lot of news, especially in the user interface. The look of the operating system is almost the same as the previous versions, but we can expect to do a much better job to our devices.
When installing the iOS 9 it should also be noted that unlike the previous version, it will not affect us when it comes to the space, so last year’s problem will not happen again.
With the iOS 9 you should also expect a better performance when it comes to energy consumption. Users will have the final word, but however, it was announced that your device will have a slightly longer battery life with the upgraded iOS operating system.
It is important to mention that the new iOS brought up a new opportunity for multitasking on iPads. Users now have the option to use two apps at once in one screen divided in half. Also, this new feature provides a brief overview of the application that is placed on the top part of the screen above the one that is currently used.
From this version, Siri also gets some new features and possibilities, and we can say that they were expected for some time. Siri will become more interactive and all the data can be extracted from messages. Siri can now be used to search for all the photos in your device. It can create reminders about everything you did on your device. You can use your voice and tell Siri: ‘’remind me about this’’, and it will create a reminder for you. It will be like your own personal assistant.
iOS 9 also gives your device a new mode of operation with a low battery that allows several hours of work.
Another thing that most of the iOS users worry about is their data. But don’t worry. The new updated version of the system is even better when it comes to protection and keeping your information safe. It has few new improved security features that will take care of your data. It will now have a six – digit passcode instead of the old four – digit code that was used. That is great news for all of you who always worry about their data.
It took them very long to update and improve the directions in Maps, but it is finally here. Apple announced that their application will be very precise when it comes to directions and will also help people to find out the best transportations routes or details of the nearest subway station. Moving from one train to another will now be much easier because your program will find out all the details about your next train. It is a simple improvement but very useful for the customers.
If you are interested about the design, then you must know that Apple launched the News Publisher application that will assist people to create text and articles for News. So, users will have the ability to become real designers by using high quality photos, animations, videos, layouts in order to create the perfect article.
Author: Peter Kent