Apple had a busy week all round with a major Mac OS update, iOS 9 complaints and CEO Tim Cook opening up on all the hot topics. Here's your handy reminder of all the Apple news from the past seven days.
Apple smashed its previous records for opening weekend iPhone sales, boasting of having sold more than 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models after they went on sale on 25 September. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus launched in the UK at 8am on Friday, with big queues outside the Regent Street store and round the corner.
Apple's iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist feature for iPhones and iPads was roundly criticised for rapidly consuming mobile data allowances.
Wi-Fi Assist was added in iOS 9 and is native to the iPhone 6S/6S Plus. It is designed to use a mobile broadband connection to bolster internet connectivity when WiFi is weak or unstable.
The tool automatically supplements a WiFi connection if it is running poorly to ensure that internet browsing and the use of apps that rely on a connection remain undisrupted. However, the feature has caused some iOS 9 users to end up chewing through their mobile data allowances at an accelerated rate.
Apple rolled out the latest official version of its Mac operating system, but some users are complaining of long delays in downloading the update.
OS X El Capitan was made available to download for free for current Mac users on 30 September. El Capitan supports Macs introduced in 2009 and later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008, running OS X 10.6.8 and above.
However, some users faced long update processes, with quoted times of several hours or even days.
Apple launched the iPad Mini 4 last month, the latest version of its mid-range, small form factor tablet.
The new version offers a processor upgrade, a slimline and lightweight design, and proper multi-tasking abilities. We tried out the iPad Mini 4 to see whether it lives up to the usual high-end Apple product standards.
Apple released fixes for over 100 security vulnerabilities across iOS 9, Safari and the recently unveiled OS X El Capitan 10.11.
The patches fix a number of security problems in popular applications, including Address Book, Game Centre, Dev Tools, Mail and Terminal.
However, the updates do not appear to address recent concerns about Apple Gatekeeper after flaws were uncovered that can be used to bypass the software to potentially install spyware or remote backdoors.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook offered his thoughts on everything from the firm's focus on the business market and why iOS is better than Android, to the potential for an 'iPlane' during a wide-ranging talk at BoxWorks 2015.
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