Apple releases iOS 9 with improvements to Siri, extra battery life, new iPad multitasking options and more
posted by Alan F. / Sep 16, 2015, 2:05 PM
Siri becomes more proactive with iOS 9, and works with a new search screen found on the lower left of the home page. There you will see apps and contacts based on your past usage. In addition, a news feed will stream news stories based on your current location. Siri can now use a date mentioned in an email to arrange a new event for the calendar, and proactively notify you of the event. For example, an email containing flight information can turn into a listing on your calendar, and a reminder to head to the airport. All of this will be done without any prompting done by the user, and the timing of the notification will even take into account the traffic around the airport.
The renamed News app replaces Newsstand, which was updated to accommodate publishers partnering with Apple. Public transit directions have been added to Maps, and Passbook has a new name. Wallet will now hold store credits and reward cards for use with Apple Pay. Perhaps the most important feature of iOS 9 is that it will add one extra hour of battery life to an iOS powered device. And there is more good news for power starved iOS users. A Low Power Mode available in iOS 9 will add up to an additional 3 hours of battery life to their device.
The update is available to those with the Apple iPhone 4s and up,and the Apple iPad 2 or later. If you need help downloading and installing iOS 9 on your device, earlier today we posted an easy to understand guide that will help make the updating process smooth and easy for you. Check it out!
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I refuse to update my iPhone 6 until I have confirmation that iOS 9 will NOT lag. Apple hasn't been so great when it comes to updating legacy devices as of late.
posted on Sep 16, 2015, 2:08 PM 5
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They terminated my Ipad1 with an update, no possibility to downgrade. Useless piece of junk and technological imbecil whoever approved that. Ipad1 today - the symbol of Apple's real value.
posted on Sep 16, 2015, 2:20 PM 0
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Is it possible to use mouse with ipad yet, or they still didn't figure out how to make that?
posted on Sep 16, 2015, 2:12 PM 1
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historically, Apple OS-es do not know how to work with a mouse. ...that oval thingy with only one button is not a proper mouse by the way ;) And yes, I know they boast that they "invented it" ;) but it was actually Xerox, Microsoft use it first and only afterwards Apple.
posted on Sep 17, 2015, 7:07 AM 0
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welcome to the world of touchwiz and android features. . .
posted on Sep 16, 2015, 2:28 PM 5
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Apple should have put "Slide Over" or "Split View" on their iPhone 6 and 6Plus... Their smartphones have a big enough display now, if Samsung can do it on the S5, S6, and now S7 and did it since the Original Galaxy Note... Then why not give the loyal iphone users this User Experience too! O.o
posted on Sep 16, 2015, 2:32 PM 1
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iOS 9 allows to me view PA without the site needing to be reloaded all the time. Hopefully it stays this way because the error messages and page reloads on iOS 8 were very irritating.
posted on Sep 16, 2015, 4:00 PM 0
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No way O_o PA site is ultimate benchmark for mobile browsers
posted on Sep 16, 2015, 4:17 PM 1
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Well with all of the ads and constant pop ups...yeah it really puts a phones small processor through the ringer. You need 1gb of ram just to load PA! Let alone trying to get your keyboard to load due to all of the ads and pop ups. It takes me 10 seconds to get my keyboard to finally show. Then pop ups will close it. This is the least mobile friendly site on the Internet due to all of the changing ads and pop ups. Oddly enough they are a phone site...
posted on Sep 16, 2015, 7:19 PM 1
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It works perfectly fine on my 6, but I think iOS 9 will really shine with the new hardware and software on the 6S models. It's just not the same. You get a little bit of the new features, but the majority of them are tailored to the 6S devices due to the new hardware put in. It shows your contacts pictures in the text messaging app, new font it seems like, bit more spacious...it's good, runs smooth, no complaints. I just can't wait to get my 6S to really take head on the new features!!!
posted on Sep 16, 2015, 5:35 PM 0
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Were all updates that crazy before? 1gb and 4.5 gb over the air? That's freaking huge. lol I guess I never really paid attention to them enough before to notice. Are all the updates this big now? My gf is getting the 16gb iphone 6s, I should make her change it to the 64gb.
posted on Sep 16, 2015, 8:35 PM 0
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iPad Mini, no splitview? Yet Samsung has split screen or practically all of its tablets, that arent even as powerful at the Note. Apple sucks. All of Samsung's Tab devices since 3 years ago I believe all have some type of multi-window capability. For the original Mini to not have it is BS. Yet Apple gets praised for their meager BS. This is why TouchWiz is awesome. Because Sammie brought splitscreen capability even when Android wasn't supporting it in the code.
posted on Sep 17, 2015, 11:03 AM 0
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