Apple on Tuesday released a new version of iOS, and while it was largely a maintenance release of the mobile operating system, the upgrade included some treats for music and news enthusiasts.
The release, iOS 9.2, improved Apple Music, the company’s streaming music service, in a number of ways.
For example, users can create new playlists when adding a song to a playlist.
Also when adding a song to a playlist, the most recently changed playlist will appear at the top of the display stack.
Downloading albums or playlists from a personal library in Apple’s cloud is easier, too, the company said. All you need to do is tap the new iCloud download button.
Wonder what tunes you’ve downloaded? A new download indicator that appears by tracks displayed in My Music and playlists will make identifying those songs easier.
The update has made browsing the Apple Music catalog for classical music friendlier, too, with the display of works, composers and performers.
Better News, Mail, Books
Improvements also have been made to Apple’s News, Mail and iBooks.
In News, Apple added a Top Stories section that lets followers stay up to date on the important news of the day. That feature, though, is limited to U.S., UK and Australian users.
A Mail Drop feature allows email attachments to be as large as 5 MB in size.
In addition, 3D Touch, added to iBooks, allows you to pop and peek at pages from the table of contents, notes and bookmarks, or from search results inside a book.
You can now multitask while listening to audio books, too. As you listen, you can browse your library, read other books, or explore the iBooks Store.
For shutterbugs who don’t use their iPhone for all their photographic needs, Apple added support for the USB Camera Adapter to import photos and videos from external cameras and camcorders.
Should you rush to upgrade to the new version of iOS?
Generally, I think that being on the latest OS is always a good idea, as with most releases there are a number of bug fixes, Other than bug fixes, better music control and support for 3D Touch for books are features worth upgrading for.
iOS 9.2 could mean big experience improvements to those who often use the Music and News apps
Although new versions of software programs are designed to address bugs and security holes, they have been known to introduce new problems, too.
But as with most OS release, there are also bugs, Some people have complained about losing WiFi connection after upgrading his iPhone 5s to 9.2, Overheating was an issue for others. What are your opinions about the new OS? lets hear them in the comment section.