iOS is the operating system that powers your favourite Apple devices, like the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV. iOS 9 was released last week and is available as a free update on all compatible devices. “The release is all about performance improvements,” says Grade A Managing Partner Mathew Lafrance. In addition to the difference you may notice when it comes to personal browsing and games, the latest update also includes tweaks that will be a major benefit to small businesses in Ottawa.
Bring a New Lease on Old Devices
If you were thinking about trading in your iPhone 4 for a more modern model or upgrading to the latest edition of the iPad, you can hold off a little longer. That is because iOS 9 is optimized to make older devices work better. You can expect to experience significantly less lag time on iPhone 4s and iPad 2s and 3s. If you do still struggle with lag times, our IT support experts can help.
Faster App Switching
If you need to toggle between multiple apps, like your e-mail and spreadsheet application, it can be a pain dealing with lag or unexpected crashes. iOS 9 improves the functionality of app switching, which will make a huge difference for busy professionals on the go.
Previously, the lock screen passcode to access an Apple mobile device was limited to four digits. This meant that the passcode to your sensitive business information and personal data could only be one of 10,000 possible combinations. With iOS 9, passcodes have been extended to six digits. Now, there are more than one million possible combinations, a hundredfold increase in security.
Slated for release in November, the iPad Pro could become an indispensable device for the busy professional doing everything from editing video to designing presentations, sketching blueprints, and running your business. iPad Pro comes with a larger screen and pen, which is ideal for anyone using applications in the field. The folks at Apple say it best: “with its expansive 12.9-inch Retina display, nearly double the CPU performance of iPad Air 2 and refined Multi-Touch technology, iPad Pro adds another dimension.” “It’s an iPad that lets you be more creative and more productive – at a whole new scale.”
“15 iOS 9 Features That Make Your iPhone and iPad Better than Ever” by Gadgets 360° is a great recap of these and other features that really bring Apple devices to the next level. To learn more about how iOS 9 can help your small business in Ottawa, talk to a friendly representative from Grade A today. We have proudly provided full-service IT support to over 40,000 satisfied customers since 2002.