Top iOS news of the week: Siri gets personal, get a new iPhone every year, iPad Pro

News this week in iOS saw new iPhones and the iPad Pro released, a major update for Office is coming for iOS 9, and Siri will use personalized voice input.

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Major Microsoft Office update coming for iOS 9, Apple Watch 2

Microsoft jumped on iOS with Office early on and continues its support with an upcoming update. The major update is for iOS 9 and watchOS 2 in particular which will be released on Sept. 16. According to the company, the update will be aimed at taking advantage of multitasking (among other things), especially on the new iPad Pro.

The new version of Office will be available "when the new iPad Pro, iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 are available".

Source: Microsoft

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Apple unveils iPad Pro

The large (12.9-inch) iPad is finally real as Apple unveiled it this week at its major press event. The new iPad is thin and light even though it's much larger than the iPad Air. It is aimed at the enterprise and will have an optional keyboard cover and stylus available.

Source: ZDNet

Siri getting personalized in iOS 9.1

The iOS 9.1 beta is out and folks have discovered in settings the ability to optionally train Siri to recognize voices better. The option implies that users will be able to train Siri to better tune to the owner's voice.

Training devices to improve speech recognition is nothing new, except to Apple and Siri.

Source: MacRumors

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iPhone 6s, 6s Plus arrive along with iPhone Upgrade Program

The next iPhone has been unveiled and will be available for preorder soon. The new phones are not a big departure from last year's models. The big addition was in software with 3D Touch that allows multiple actions based on how hard the screen is pressed.

The announcement of the iPhone Upgrade Program is the biggest news as Apple will sell the new iPhones on an installment plan. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sold under this plan will be unlocked, and owners will be able to upgrade to new iPhone models when they are released.

Source: CNET