Apple rolls out updates for iOS, watchOS, tvOS and OS X El Capitan; brings new features and improvements

If you do happen to own a number of Apple devices you will indeed be in for a treat as all of the updates bring a minimum of one new feature along with a long list of bug fixes and improvements.


It is a big day for Apple and an even bigger (or should we say hectic) day for Apple fans as the company has pushed out a number of updates not just for its iPhone, but the Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac computers as well. So if you do happen to own a number of Apple devices you will indeed be in for a treat as all of the updates bring a minimum of one new feature along with a long list of bug fixes and improvements.

While we have detailed the complete changelog for iOS 9.2 that runs on iPhones and iPads the closest thing in common with it is indeed the Apple Watch with watchOS. WatchOS gets its much-awaited bug fixing 2.1 update, that not just smashes bugs but brings  Arabic language support for Siri as well. In terms of fixes watchOS 2.1 solves a few issues with the calendar complications where the calendar failed to update events. Also the time will now always be displayed (when needed) and not disappear altogether when the Watch is switched to Power Reserve mode. WatchOS language support now includes Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Malay, Portuguese and Vietnamese. Similar to what we have on iOS, Siri now understands Arabic.

For Mac, Apple has simply focussed on performance and stability improvements with OS X El Capitan 10.11.2, something which also seems to be a focus on iOS 9.2 as well. Wi-Fi, Handoff and AirDrop connectivity are now a lot more reliable and Apple has also tweaked Bluetooth settings to avoid getting disconnected by itself.

Coming down to the native apps, FaceTime, Messages also see bug fixes related to signing in. iCloud Photo will now play nice with Live Photos and the errors while moving photos from iPhone to Mac with a USB cable have also been resolved.

Last but not the least, Apple has also pushed out an update for the Apple TV or tvOS. TvOS now gets upgraded to version 9.1 and adds Siri support for Apple Music among other things. However, making things sweeter is Apple Remote support for the new Apple TV (which is a first) and the new watchOS 2.1's built-in Remote works as an d-pad for navigation as well.

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