Review: Apple iOS 9
Apple's latest rendition of iOS delivers big in a few important performance metrics, while also giving iPhone owners a handful of delightful new features. Siri is more talkative and helpful than ever, while transit maps aid in navigating through select cities. Hundreds of other little features fill in gaps across the platform. iOS 9 isn't a huge leap forward, but it represents enough progress to make the operating system upgrade a compelling one. Here is Phone Scoop's in-depth look at iOS 9.
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iOS 9, available for the iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, and 6 Plus, picks up where iOS 8 left off last year. It's not a complete overhaul of Apple's mobile operating system (that was iOS 7). Instead, iOS 9 streamlines the platform significantly while also adding a fair number of new, powerful features. It should appeal to people with iPhones old and new alike for many reasons. Here are our thoughts on the latest operating system from Apple.
There's hardly anything new to report here. iOS has had the same look and feel since 2013's release of iOS 7. Apple has left the design more or less alone in iOS 9.
The one notable change is that of the font. Apple has changed the default font in iOS to the "San Francisco" font first seen on the Apple Watch. It's most obvious in the system settings, but even then I bet the majority of people won't notice. It's a not a dramatic shift.
iOS 9 is attractive and modern. The design doesn't get in the way of usability; in fact, it enhances the operating system's ease-of-use. Not everyone may like the look of iOS 9, but it is a simpler platform to use than Android or Windows Phone, without sacrificing power.
Review: iOS 11
Apple's annual iPhone operating system upgrade is here. Beginning September 19, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners can download and install iOS 11, the latest mobile platform from Apple.
Review: Apple iOS 10
Apple's iOS 10 gives iPhones and iPads a healthy serving of new features. Some are easy to discover, while others are not.
First Look: Apple iOS 11
Apple debuted iOS 11 during the June 5 keynote of its annual developer conference. The refreshed mobile operating system is primed to hit iPhones and iPads later this year with improvements to the App Store, Apple Maps, the camera, Control Center, Files, keyboard, iMessage, Live Photos, Siri, screenshots, and much more.
Apple Says Final Version of iOS 10 to Be Available Sept. 13
Apple today revealed that iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners will be able to upgrade to the latest version of its iOS platform come September 13. iOS 10 focuses on integrating Siri into third-party apps and makes significant changes to the Apple Photos, News, Maps, and Music apps.