Apple releases iOS 9.2, watchOS 2.1

Apple releases iOS 9.2, watchOS 2.1

Apple has released iOS 9.2 today, adding several improvements and bug fixes related to Apple Music, News, and Mail. More specifically, the update allows Apple Music users to create new playlists on-the-fly when adding songs, places the most recently modified playlist at the top when adding songs to a playlist, and provides an iCloud Download button for downloading albums or playlists, as well as more detailed indicators to help you see which songs are available for offline listening. Works, composers, and performers are also now shown when browsing Classical music in the Apple Music catalog. Although it remains limited to users in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, the iOS 9.2 update adds a new “Top Stories” section to the News app. Large attachments can also now be sent via Mail Drop, mirroring the feature introduced in OS X Yosemite, and iBooks gets several improvements including 3D Touch support for navigating through books, listening to audiobooks while still browsing your library. Notably, iOS 9.2 also brings support for Apple’s USB Camera Adapter to the iPhone; previously an iPad-only accessory, this will allow iPhone users to import photos and videos from their digital cameras directly to their iOS photo library. The iOS 9.2 update also fixes a number of smaller bugs, and improves stability, and makes some accessibility improvements.
Alongside the iOS 9.2 update, Apple has also released watchOS 2.1, which seems primarily focused on providing expanded language support for Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Malay, Portuguese and Vietnamese, including right-to-left user interface support, Latin and Hindi numerals, a new complication for Hebrew and Islamic calendars, and support for Siri in Arabic, and dictation in Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. A number of bug fixes and other improvements are also included in watchOS 2.1.

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