Apple trying to ensure greater performance standards from its older devices

Apple trying to ensure greater performance standards from its older devices

In what apparently is somewhat of a 'back to basics' move by US tech giant Apple, the company seemingly has efforts underway to ensure an enhanced performance efficiency for its older devices - the iPhone 4S and iPad mini.

Apple, which is soon bringing out its new versions of iOS and OS X, this time has diverted its attention from adding myriad features to its devices. It is indeed focusing on performance and stability, by making available a new optimization method to better support older hardware, which dates back to devices that were released three to four years back. Apple has had to address incessant complaints from iPhone 4S and iPad mini users, about the significant performance slowdowns in their devices post-update. This is because neither of these devices is compatible with the current, iOS 8. However, now the tech behemoth has built a 'core version' of iOS 9, exclusively for these older devices.

Apple has been urging customers to buy its old devices, particularly iPhone 5C, which it claims is attuned to the new iOS. If Apple fails on this claim, it would gain a notorious reputation among its customers, who would refrain from buying an Apple product in the future. Presently, Apple should focus on emerging markets, where it can expect its products to stay on longer.

With respect to OS X, Apple has not brought in major changes. As reported by 9to5Mac, OS X could receive an iOS-like Control Center that offers quick access to frequently used controls.

Among the new features, which have been kept to the minimum, a noteworthy security addition is of the 'Rootless', a feature that is intended to defend from malware and keep data safe by preventing access to important parts of an OS. This also makes it harder to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad.

The Company will give an official review of the iOS 9 on June 8, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2015.


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