Apple has a good record for users adopting new versions of iOS, but it’s been slow for iOS 8. Only 47 percent of devices are now running the latest version of iOS, just one percent more than in the previous month.
Many are blaming the buggy nature of iOS that bricked iPhones, which may be a contributing factor. It may also have to do with the free space requirements for upgrading to iOS 8, a whopping 5GB. Many older iPhones don’t have that much free space and can’t be upgraded without action by the user.
Speculation always runs rampant about upcoming Apple hardware, and credible details have appeared on the web about the iPad Air 2. While it may be largely a hardware refresh, it is expected to give the iPad a Touch ID sensor like the iPhone.
The internals of the next iPad are rumored to include a processor upgrade to bring it to the level of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. New display technology will make the next iPad even thinner than the current iPad Air if the reports turn out to be accurate.
NFC is expected to be added to the next iPad to support Apple Pay.
Google releases local news and weather app for iOS
The search giant has gone local with the release of the Google News and Weather app for iOS. Previously only available on Android, the iOS app presents headlines and local news, along with local weather information.
According to Google the app pulls news from a staggering 65,000 publications to present a personalized set of news for each user.