So many news stories, so little time! Starting this week, the Moshi team will be pulling together the top tech stories of the week for your reading pleasure.
Without further ado, here is our first weekly rundown of the biggest tech stories in the news.
Apple iOS 9
Unsurprisingly, after last week’s iPhone announcement, the Internet is abuzz with everything Apple. On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 9, the latest update to its mobile operating system, to generally positive reviews. TechCrunch, CNET and Gizmodo ran the new operating system through full functionality tests and found quite a few remarkable hidden features that every iPhone user should know about. But, in spite of all these nifty features, Wired notes that “iOS 9 isn’t here to change your life. In fact, it’s here to do the opposite: The goal of iOS 9 is to help you change as little as possible.”
So how many people are actually downloading iOS 9? According to MacRumors, the adoption rate of iOS 9 after 24 hours was 12.6 percent, on par with its predecessor iOS 8 . As of Friday afternoon, according to Mixpanel’s iOS 9 adoption tracking tool, iOS 9’s adoption rate appears to be speeding up as users are jumping from iOS 8 to the latest and greatest operating system. The new iOS 9 seems to be well received, and the update does not require as much available storage space as the iOS 8 update. So what are you waiting for? Get updating!
New Phone. New Case.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will drop on September 25, and pre-sales are well underway. Next logical step? Start thinking about your new iPhone case! Digital Trends pulled together two great roundups of the best iPhone 6s cases and iPhone 6s Plus cases to consider. Cult of Mac and Gizmodo UK also put forth their iPhone 6s and 6s Plus case suggestions.
Moshi has, of course, developed a new generation of cases with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus specifically in mind: iGlaze Napa leatherette case, iGlaze Ion battery case, and iGlaze Luxe metal bumper case. Read iMore’s roundup of our new cases for more information.
Deleting Default Apple Apps
For all the iPhone users who have ever wanted to delete pre-installed Apple apps, hope may be on the horizon. Tim Cook spoke with BuzzFeed News this week and revealed that Apple is planning to give users the option to remove non-essential apps. Read The Verge’s full article on the topic.
What apps have you been dying to delete? Let us know in the comments section!
Now for some fun, highly speculative Apple news! Rumors have been floating around the Internet over the past few weeks about a self-driving Apple car. The Guardian added fuel to the “Apple Car” fire this week, reporting on a meeting that occurred in August between senior legal counsel for Apple and members of California’s Department of Motor Vehicles, who are heavily involved in California’s autonomous vehicle regulation project. Although we do not know exactly what was discussed in the meeting, something tells us it was not about the updating their iPhones.
How awesome would a self-driving “Apple Car” be though? Would it be an iPhone on wheels? We want one already!
That’s a wrap for this week! Let us know what you think in the comments section!
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