We’ve been using the iOS 9.1 update on iPhone and iPad for a week and there’s a lot to like.
In September, Apple confirmed the iOS 9.1 update with a release into its beta program for the public and its developer partners. The beta confirmed iOS 9.1 features but it didn’t confirm an iOS 9.1 release date for those outside of the beta program.
In the weeks that followed, Apple released new betas so that it, and its testers, could weed out potential problems ahead of the release.
Last week, Apple deemed the iOS 9.1 update ready for primetime and it released the software for iOS 9 powered devices in the United States and around the world.
iOS 9.1 is much larger than the iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2 updates that came before it. In addition to bug fixes, iOS 9.1 brings new features and enhancements to every iPhone and iPad model capable of running it.
Tons of people have already been lured in by iOS 9.1 and its change log but there are still some people that are on the fence.
We’ve been using the iOS 9.1 update on an assortment of devices for the past week. And while there a few things bothering us, there are a number of things we love about Apple’s first milestone upgrade to its iOS 9 operating system.
Today, we want to tell you about five things we think you’re going to love about the iOS 9.1 update, its features and its performance. Keep these things in mind as you try and determine if iOS 9.1 is right for you and your device.
iOS 9.1 Emojis
Who doesn't love emojis?
If you use emojis when you talk to your friends and family, you're going to love the iOS 9.1 update. iOS 9.1 brings 150 new emojis to the iOS 9 keyboard including the middle finger, a taco, a burrito, a unicorn, a spider, tons of new faces, and more.
We've already started using many of these emojis on a regular basis and there's a good chance you'll find a way to incorporate them into your routine as well.
The best part is, they're free. You don't have to pay a cent for them. This is a much better solution than those paid emoji apps on the App Store.
As a reminder, the next big emoji release for the iOS keyboard won't arrive until mid-2016.