Hot on the heels of the official introduction of iOS 9.3, Apple announced that iOS 9 is installed on 80 percent of active devices.
Better than Android
Joswiak highlights some of the top iOS 9.3 features during yesterday's event.
Apple’s Greg Joswiak, vice president of iPhone marketing, mentioned the figure during Monday’s special media event to announce the iPhone SE and new iPad Pro with a 9.7-inch screen.
“iOS 9, today, is running on 80 percent of our active iOS devices,” Joswiak said during the event. “That compares incredibly favorably to the latest version of Android, also released this past fall, and is running on two percent of their active devices.”
A nice update
Apple added a number of new features to iOS 9.3
During the event, Joswiak called the recently released iOS 9.3 one of the biggest mid-cycle updates ever from Apple. And the software sports a whole slate of new features.
The biggest changes in iOS 9.3 are arriving for the education market. At least for schools, the Shared iPad mode allow multi-user support. Educators can also take advantage of the new Classroom app so they can launch everyone’s apps at the same time and then guide what the students are looking at on their iPads. Using AirPlay, teachers can also project a student’s work from a tablet onto the classroom television equipped with an Apple TV.
A new Night Shift mode will use your clock and iOS device’s location to determine when the sun has set. It will then shift the display colors to the warmer end of the spectrum to make it easier on your eyes. It will return to normal in the morning.
Apple also added features to the News, Notes, and Health apps along with CarPlay improvements.
If you haven’t updated to iOS 9.3, you can do so through iTunes or over-the-air by heading to Settings, General, Software Update.