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90
Engadget
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The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Review

Apple's latest major software release isn't a revolution, but a thoughtful refinement that makes iOS faster and easier to use. Make no mistake, most of the big new features here work great, but it's the little design changes that help mold iOS' core elements into something smarter. iOS 9 isn'tperfect,but it's nonetheless a must-have download.

Pros
  • Lots of small, thoughtful design changes
  • Siri is more proactive;Spotlight search is deeper
  • That Back button. Seriously.
  • New multitasking features for theiPad
Cons
  • Transit directions in Mapsdon't work everywhere
  • Apple News feels like a work in progress
  • No low-powermode for iPods,iPads
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Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
liketheios
The refinements and small added touches to this iOS make this update more than...read more
90
rcereghino
Installed it on a Iphone 5s and iPad mini. I never install via wifi, always...read more
60
ImMaleficent
The most incredible lack of detail Info to understand what was coming I'm still...read more
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Average Critic Score

Configurability

67
 

Ease of use

92
 

Openness

80
 

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)

86
 

Speed

83
 

How It Stacks Up

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Critic

53
 

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48
 
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73
 

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73
 

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76
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 

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94
 
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91
 

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77
 

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