iOS 9 came to earth only a week ago; like the Eagle, it may have landed but it arrived, alas, with a host of bugs that weren’t exactly popular. Bugs mean problems; problems mean inaccessibility and a phone that comes to a juddering halt.
The good news is that Apple has now released an update and hopefully, the bugs have gone to ground.
One of the biggest issues that faced users and caused no amount of irritation was that they found that in upgrading to iOS 9 a host of difficulties meant completing the set-up was a no entry zone. The road to nowhere prevented users from being able to manage this first essential step. After that, there is nothing.
iOS 9.0.1 will fix the issue. Just like that. It will fix others too.
There was the problem of the frame which became mysteriously distorted when a video was paused in the Safari or Photos applications.
Added to that was the not insignificant problem of alarms and timers not sounding; there is no cause for alarm, all is being put right.
The 35MB file can handily be downloaded via the Software Update page in the General Settings. It is all very user-friendly.
It may be only a fledgling in terms of a week after release but Apple claims that 50 per cent of all eligible devices – iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches – have already updated to iOS 9. Impressive stuff.
Expect the storm to be a big one when the initial boom time goes live, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus go on sale and iOS 9 take up soars. Sales are likely to reach for the sky.
iOS 9 features several great new features, including an improved Siri personal assistant, the News aggregator app, and split-screen multi-tasking for the iPad.
The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are the only handsets to get the latest 3D Touch interface that registers three levels of touch. In addition comes the Live Photos, capturing 1.5 seconds either side of pressing the shutter. A life changing touch, at the touch of a button, one could say.
Long live the update, it seems it’s the answer to every man’s dream – and to a lot of unwanted bugs.