Apple was quick with reading the feedback and providing the update for their latest operating systems. The iOS 9, the OS X and the watchOS were not left behind and the upgrades hit them as soon as they could. And while the patches were intended to bring a little more stability and a better performance to the Apple products, there were some extra goodies packed that will keep you glued to Apple for the period to come.
To begin with, we will be talking about the OS X changes. There are two features that deserve the spotlight: the improvements to Office 2016 and the massive chunk of emoji that made their way into our devices. After years of torture, we can finally say that Microsoft 2016 Office will no longer bring along the annoying crashes that we sort of got used to. There are also 200 new emoji that we need to learn, so you can actually spend some time on our devices to learn them by heart.
Then there are the iOS 9 improvements, or should we call them iOS 9.1 improvements? There have been some major changes in the iOS environment that we will need to consider, especially because it was installed on approximately 60% of the devices. You can now see your contacts’ photos in the message list, call on Wi-Fi and we even have better News now.
The Wi-Fi calling feature has been specifically enabled for T-Mobile users. As long as you have an iOS or an OS X device, you can call your friends freely via Wi-Fi. Just like the OS X, iOS devices received new emoji and the News app can now be accessed from Australia and the UK. Content is not exactly abundant, for the time being, but this will most likely be taken care of soon by the Apple staff.
Finally, we have the watchOS upgrades. They are not exactly spectacular: just an improved performance, greater stability and you also have the emoji (what a surprise, right?). It is highly speculated that watches will be able to function as remote controls for the new Apple TV that is coming up next week, so that might be the fanciest thing we can expect from them.
With the iOS 9, the OS X and the watchOS receiving updates at the same time, you can tell that Apple is up to something. So it only remains to be seen next week, when the Apple TV hits the market and will probably bring a lot of hidden features with it.
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