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What’s new in iOS 9.1

 

From the Update Dialogue

This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements
  • Over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis
  • Improved stability including CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari, and Search
  • Improved performance while in Multitasking UI
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Calendar to become unresponsive in Month view
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Game Center from launching for some users
  • Resolves an issue that zoomed the content of some apps
  • Resolves an issue that could cause an incorrect unread mail count for POP mail accounts
  • Fixes an issue that prevented users from removing recent contacts from new mail or messages
  • Fixes an issue that caused some messages to not appear in Mail search results
  • Resolves an issue that left a gray bar in the body of an Audio Message
  • Fixes an issue that caused activation errors on some carriers
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from updating from the App Store

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222





What’s new in iOS 9.0.1

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This update contains bug fixes including:

  • Fixes an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating
  • Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play
  • Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted
  • Fixes an issue where some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222





What’s new in iOS 9

ios-9-whiteiOS 9 has arrived – and before we forget what improvements have been made to the previous version, here’s the text from the Upgrade Dialogue – straight from your iOS device:

With this update your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features. New multitasking features for iPad allow you to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature. And, built-in apps become more powerful with detailed transit information in Maps, a redesigned Notes app, and an all-new News app. And improvements at the foundation of the operating system enhance performance, improve security and give you up to an hour of extra battery life.

With this update your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features. New multitasking features for iPad allow you to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature. And, built-in apps become more powerful with detailed transit information in Maps, a redesigned Notes app, and an all-new News app. And improvements at the foundation of the operating system enhance performance, improve security and give you up to an hour of extra battery life.

Intelligence

  • Proactive assistance
    • Presents relevant information even before you start typing
    • Notifies you when you need to leave for appointments using traffic conditions
    • Learns what you listen to in a certain location or at a particular time of day and can automatically display playback controls for your preferred music and audio apps
    • Suggested events and contact details are added to apps based on information found in Mail
  • Siri improvements
    • Search your personal photos and videos based on dates, locations and album names
    • Ask Siri to remind you about things you’re looking at in your apps, including Safari, Mail, Notes and Messages
    • Request directions via public transit
  • Spotlight search improvements
    • Get sports scores, weather conditions and stock prices
    • Simple math calculations and conversions
    • Initiate messages, phone calls and FaceTime calls from contact search results

New iPad Features

  • Slide Over
    • Quickly use a second app without leaving the one you’re in
    • Easily switch between Slide Over apps
    • Support for Apple apps and enabled third party apps
  • Split View
    • View and interact with two apps at once
    • Ability to resize your view to give equal attention to both apps or prioritize one app over another
    • Support for Apple apps and enabled third party apps
  • Picture in picture
    • Continue watching a video while using your favorite apps
    • Support for Safari video, FaceTime, Videos and Podcasts and enabled third party apps
  • QuickType improvements
    • Multi-Touch gestures for easier text selection on iPad
    • Quick access to text editing tools with Shortcut Bar on iPad
    • Support for hardware keyboard shortcuts
    • Support for all Unicode emoji flags

Built-in Apps

  • Map improvements
    • Support for public transit lines, station details with exits and entrances, schedules and directions in select major cities
    • Browse for places around you by category, including Food, Drinks, Shopping, Fun and more
    • Apple Pay support is indicated on place cards at participating retail locations
    • Place cards include Wikipedia information for landmarks and cities
  • Redesigned Notes app
    • Add photos to your notes with the built-in camera or from your Photo Library
    • Create useful checklists and check off completed items with a tap
    • Sketch a quick thought using just your finger
    • Save interesting items directly from other apps using the Share menu
  • All-new News app
    • Read your favorite newspapers, magazines, and blogs, or choose from over a million topics
    • Beautiful typography and layouts, photo galleries, videos, animations, and more
    • Browse articles that are chosen based on your interests in For You. Find channel and topic recommendations in Explore. News gets more personalized the more you read
    • Easily share articles with friends or save them to read later — even when you’re offline
  • Mail improvements
    • Search improvements help you quickly find what you’re looking for by filtering results based on sender, recipient, subject or a combination of options
    • Support for Markup lets you annotate an image or PDF attachment with text, shapes and even your signature, then send it back — without leaving Mail
    • Easily save the attachments you receive or add files from iCloud Drive or other document providers while composing a new message
  • Apple Pay and Wallet improvements
    • Support for Discover cards
    • Support for rewards cards and store credit and debit cards
    • To check out even faster, you can prepare an upcoming payment by double-clicking the Home button from the Lock Screen and keeping your finger on Touch ID
  • New iCloud Drive app
    • Easily search for a file or browse in the new iCloud Drive app by date, name, or tags you added on your Mac
    • Open files in any compatible app or share with those you choose
    • Organize folders and files
    • Get the iCloud Drive app in Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive and select Show on Home Screen
  • CarPlay improvements
    • Plays back audio messages, letting you hear from people in their own voices
    • Full support for car knob controls, so you can tilt and spin to scroll through lists or pan around in Maps
    • Support for CarPlay apps from auto manufacturers

Foundation

  • Longer battery life
    • Up to one hour of additional time before you need to charge your battery
    • Facedown detection for turning display off when not in use
    • Low power mode optimizes device performance to extend battery by up to an additional three hours
  • Software updates require less space to download and offer an option to install later
  • iOS apps and user interface now use Metal to deliver faster scrolling, smoother animation, and better overall performance
  • Improved security with two-factor authentication support and a default 6 digit passcode support for Touch ID devices 

Other improvements

  • New San Francisco system font
  • Leave a message option if recipient isn’t available for a FaceTime call
  • Share voicemails from the Phone app using the share sheet
  • Flight and package tracking for data detectors
  • Health app adds support for reproductive health, UV exposure, water intake and sedentary state data types
  • HomeKit adds support for motorized windows and shades, motion sensors and home security system accessories
  • Podcasts has an all-new design, makes it easy to find the latest episodes of your favorite shows and notifies you when new episodes become available for you
  • Support for Wi-Fi calling on iPad, iPod touch and Mac, without iPhone in proximity on participating carriers
  • Wi-Fi Assist to automatically use cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor
  • Transfer content from an Android device with the Move to iOS app, visit http://www.apple.com/move-to-ios for more details

Expanded language support

  • New PingFang Chinese system font
  • Improved predictions, learning and autocorrection for Chinese in QuickType
  • Redesigned punctuation input on 10-key Chinese keyboard
  • Redesigned User Interface for right-to-left languages
  • Added Siri support for Austria, Belgium (French and Dutch), and Norway
  • Added Spotlight search support for Mexico
  • New keyboards for French (Belgium), German (Austria), Gujarati, Hindi (Transliteration), Hinglish, Punjabi, Spanish (Mexico), and Telugu
  • Predictive input for French (Belgium), German (Austria), Korean, Russian, Spanish (Mexico), and Turkish
  • Dictation support for Dutch (Belgium), English (Ireland, Philippines, South Africa), French (Belgium), German (Austria), and Spanish (Chile, Colombia)
  • Spell check for Finnish and Korean
  • Definition dictionary for Hindi, Norwegian and Swedish
  • Bilingual dictionary for French-English and German-English
  • New Japanese autocorrection and improved predictions and learning in QuickType
  • Option to switch between number systems for Arabic and Hindi

Enterprise & Education

  • Assign apps directly to iOS devices without needing to have an iTunes Store account configured
  • Improved calendar reliability for customers using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync v16
  • Expanded Per App VPN support for the built-in IPSec and IKEv2 VPN clients
  • New networking controls for managed apps to help limit international data roaming costs
  • New restrictions to prevent changes to passcodes, device names and wallpapers, or to disable AirDrop on managed devices
  • Third party app extension support for VPN, advanced content filtering, and captive Wi-Fi networks

Accessibility

  • Touch Accommodations provides additional touch control for those with physical motor limitations
  • Switch Control Recipes to customize features or create your own
  • Support for Siri Voices for VoiceOver users
  • Additional customization of AssistiveTouch
  • Hardware keyboard support for Key Repeat, Slow Keys and Sticky Keys
  • Improved MFi hearing aid audio routing to choose where audio is played

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit: http://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability and http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new

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What’s new in iOS 8.3 and Xcode 6.3

iOS 8.3 includes improved performance, bug fixes, and a redesigned Emoji keyboard. Changes include:

Improved performance for:

  • App launch
  • App responsiveness
  • Messages
  • Wi-Fi
  • Control Center
  • Safari tabs
  • 3rd-party keyboards
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Simplified Chinese keyboard

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fixes

  • Fixes an issue where you could be continuously prompted for login credentials
  • Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks
  • Fixes an issue where hands-free phone calls could become disconnected
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback could stop working with some bluetooth speakers

Orientation and rotation fixes

  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented rotating back to portrait after having rotated to landscape
  • Improves performance and stability issues that occurred when rotating the device between portrait and landscape
  • Fixes an issue where device orientation appeared upside down after pulling the iPhone 6 Plus from your pocket
  • Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented apps from rotating to correct orientation after switching apps in multitasking

Messages fixes

  • Addresses issues that caused group messages to sometimes split
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes removed the ability to forward or delete individual messages
  • Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented a preview from appearing when taking a photo in Messages
  • Adds the ability to report junk messages directly from the Messages app
  • Adds the ability to filter out iMessages that are not sent by your contacts

Family Sharing fixes

  • Fixes a bug where certain apps would not launch or update on family members’ devices
  • Fixes a bug that prevented family members from downloading certain free apps
  • Increased reliability for Ask to Buy notifications

CarPlay fixes

  • Fixes an issue where Maps could come up as a black screen
  • Fixes an issue where the UI could be incorrectly rotated
  • Fixes an issue where the keyboard could appear on the CarPlay screen when it shouldn’t

Enterprise fixes

  • Improves reliability of installing and updating enterprise apps
  • Corrects the time zone of Calendar events created in IBM Notes
  • Fixes a problem that could cause web clip icons to become generic after restarting
  • Improves reliability of saving the password for a web proxy
  • Exchange out-of-office message can now be edited separately for external replies
  • Improves recovery of Exchange accounts from temporary connection problems
  • Improves compatibility of VPN (espeacially VPN australia) and web proxy solutions
  • Allows use of physical keyboards to log into Safari web sheets, such as for joining a public Wi-Fi network
  • Fixes an issue that caused Exchange meetings with long notes to be truncated

Accessibility fixes

  • Fixes an issue where using the back button in Safari causes VoiceOver gestures to not respond
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver focus becomes unreliable in draft Mail messages
  • Fixes an issue where Braille Screen Input cannot be used to type text in forms on webpages
  • Fixes an issue where toggling Quick Nav on a Braille Display announces that Quick Nav is off
  • Fixes an issue keeping app icons from being moveable on home screen when VoiceOver is enabled
  • Fixes an issue in Speak Screen where speech will not start again after pausing

Other improvements and bug fixes

  • Introduces a redesigned Emoji keyboard with over 300 new characters
  • iCloud Photo Library has been optimized to work with the new Photos app on OS X 10.10.3 and is now out of beta
  • Improves the pronunciation of street names during turn-by-turn navigation in Maps
  • Includes support for Baum VarioUltra 20 and VarioUltra 40 braille displays
  • Improves the display of Spotlight results when Reduce Transparency is turned on
  • Adds Italic and Underline format options for iPhone 6 Plus landscape keyboard
  • Adds the ability to remove shipping and billing addresses used with Apple Pay
  • Additional language and country support for Siri: English (India, New Zealand), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)
  • Additional dictation languages: Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) and Hebrew (Israel)
  • Improves stability for Phone, Mail, Bluetooth connectivity, Photos, Safari tabs, Settings, Weather and Genius Playlists in Music
  • Addresses an issue where Slide to Unlock could fail to work on certain devices
  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented swiping to answer a phone call on the Lock screen
  • Addresses an issue that prevented opening links in Safari PDFs
  • Fixes an issue where selecting Clear History and Website Data in Safari Settings did not clear all data
  • Fixes an issue that prevented autocorrecting “FYI”
  • Addresses an issue where contextual predictions did not appear in Quick Reply
  • Fixes an issue where Maps did not enter night mode from hybrid mode
  • Resolves an issue that prevented initiating FaceTime calls from a browser or 3rd-party app using FaceTime URLs
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented photos from properly exporting to Digital Camera Image folders on Windows
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented an iPad backup from completing with iTunes
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Podcast downloads to stall when switching from Wi-Fi to cellular networks
  • Fixes an issue where remaining time on timer would sometimes incorrectly display as 00:00 on Lock screen

What’s new in Xcode 6.3

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Apple have the following document available which explains the changes in Xcode better than the above screenshot: https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/DeveloperTools/Conceptual/WhatsNewXcode/Articles/Introduction.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40004635-SW1

Further Reading





What's new in iOS 8.2

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 10.44.02This release introduces support for Apple Watch, and also includes improvements to the Health app, increased stability and bug fixes.

Apple Watch support

  • New Apple Watch app to pair and sync with iPhone, and to customize watch settings
  • New Activity app for viewing fitness data and achievements from Apple Watch; appears when Apple Watch is paired
  • Available on iPhone 5 and later

Health app improvements

  • Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for distance, body temperature, height, weight and blood glucose
  • Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
  • Includes the ability to add and visualize workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
  • Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
  • Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
  • Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn’t refresh after changing data source order
  • Fixes an issue where some graphs showed no data values
  • Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance and flights climbed

Stability enhancements

  • Increases stability of Mail
  • Improves stability of Flyover in Maps
  • Improves stability of Music
  • Improves VoiceOver reliability
  • Improves connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Bug fixes

  • Fixes an issue in Maps that prevented navigating to some favorite locations
  • Addresses an issue where the last word in a quick reply message wasn’t autocorrected
  • Fixes an issue where duplicate iTunes purchased content could prevent iCloud restore from completing
  • Resolves an issue where some music or playlists didn’t sync from iTunes to the Music app
  • Fixes an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on device
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent call audio from routing to car speakers while using Siri Eyes Free
  • Fixes a Bluetooth calling issue where no audio is heard until the call is answered
  • Fixes a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT
  • Addresses an issue that caused certain events in a custom recurring meeting to drop from an Exchange calendar
  • Fixes a certificate error that prevented configuring an Exchange account behind a third-party gateway
  • Fixes an issue that could cause an organizer’s Exchange meeting notes to be overwritten
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as ‘Busy’ after accepting an invite

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222





What’s new in iOS 8.1.3

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This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements, including:

  • Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
  • Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
  • Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
  • Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: