Category: iOS News

iOS 10

iOS 10 – What You Need To Know

iOS 10 Release Date

With iOS 10 release date right around the corner, there are some things you’ll want to know about the new operating system you’ll be using for the next year. The official release date is set for September 13, 2016.

Should You Upgrade?

Many of you will be wondering whether or not you should upgrade immediately to the new iOS. The answer for most of you is “yes”. It is incredibly polished and refined. I know because I’ve been beta testing it for months. It’s definitely ready for prime-time.

More Information on iOS 10

Want more information on the new iOS? Check out the video we made below.


iOS 9.3 Beta Preview

iOS 9.3 Preview

iOS 9.3

Today we have the opportunity to see an insight to what Apple is working on for their next major iOS update release, iOS 9.3. From the looks of it, we’ll be getting a large number of bug fixes but also a few new features. Let’s take a look at them.

A better experience every day. And night.
This latest iOS release adds numerous innovations to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. There are improvements to a wide range of apps, along with great new additions to CarPlay. iOS 9.3 may even help you get a good night’s sleep. And you’ll find a preview of new features that will make using iPad in schools easier and better for students and admins.


Night Shift

The first main new “feature” that Apple is touting on their website is iOS 9.3’s new feature to make colors “warmer” after sunset. According to Apple (and many studies), the blue light emitted by mobile devices and computers can affect the body’s ability to get a good night’s sleep. This is very similar to an app already available for Mac called f.lux.

Notes + Passcode

While many people have wanted this for a long time, it’s better late than never. Apple will allow users to passcode lock notes on iOS 9.3. Users will be able to unlock their notes via either their fingerprint or a “Notes Password”. Still hoping for a way to password protect photo albums, but I guess we’ll have to wait a little longer for that…

More Personalized News

Apple News will be more “personalized”. Not too much information on this is available for now, but this should be good for anyone who is an avid user of Apple News.


It will be easier to find apps compatible with the Health app. On top of this, you will be able to see more on your Health Dashboard.


In iOS 9.3, there are new CarPlay features being added. You’ll find hand picked music by experts and other music tailored towards your music likings.

Education Preview

There will be new ways to use the iPad in the classroom using iOS 9.3. Not too much more information has been divulged about this yet.


iOS 9.3 Predictions/Thoughts

While we might not see iOS 9.3 for a little while, the features that Apple has shown give me hope that iOS 9.3 will be a success. If the bugs can be smoothed out and the features implemented correctly, iOS 9.3 could be the best update to iOS 9 that we’ve seen thus far. Stay tuned for more information! Apple has a page about iOS 9.3 as well.

Jailbreak iOS 9 Pangu

How To Jailbreak iOS 9 Using Pangu iOS 9.0.2, 9.0.1, 9.0 On iPhone, iPod touch, & iPad

The day has finally come! We can now officially jailbreak almost any of our devices using the new Pangu jailbreak. Here’s how to jailbreak iOS 9 using Pangu!

  • Supported Devices:
    • iPhone 6S
    • iPhone 6S Plus
    • iPhone 6
    • iPhone 6 Plus
    • iPhone 5S
    • iPhone 5C
    • iPhone 5
    • iPhone 4S
    • iPad (2, 3, 4, Air, Air 2, mini 1, mini 2, mini 3)
    • iPod touch 5
  • Supported Firmwares:
    • iOS 9.0.2
    • iOS 9.0.1
    • iOS 9.0


  • Do a backup to your computer in iTunes
  • Turn OFF Find My iPhone
  • Log OUT of iCloud
  • Remove any passcode/Touch ID from your device
  • Make sure you have a bit of space on your iDevice (don’t do this if your device’s storage is almost full)
  • Ensure your device is trusted by your computer
  • Put your device into Airplane mode
  • This only currently works on Windows (8 and 10) machines right now
  • Make SURE that you have iTunes 12.3 installed

Steps to Jailbreak iOS 9 on Windows:

  1. Download the Pangu Jailbreak tool here
  2. Connect your device to your computer. Make sure it’s Trusted. If iTunes pops up, close it.
  3. Find where you downloaded Pangu, right-click on it, select “Run as Administrator”.
  4. Unplug your device, and then re-plug it in. Close iTunes again if it pops up.
  5. Click the “Jailbreak” button to begin jailbreaking your device. This process will only take a couple minutes. Follow all of the instructions that Pangu prompts you to do. (Like re-enabling airplane mode when it asks you to, opening the Pangu app, and enabling it access to photos).
  6. You’re done! Your device will reboot and you should be good to go. When you unlock your device, you should see Cydia. If you don’t, and you only see the Pangu app, just repeat the steps above ^. It took us two tries, it’s not big deal.
  7. Now find Cydia and open it for the first time to load everything up.
  8. Now install any/all updates within Cydia.
  9. Next, search within Cydia for “Cydia Substrate” and install that.
  10. That’s all! You’re now finished.

Enjoy! Let us know if you have any questions!



Please note we are not responsible for anything that happens to your device by following this information. This is for educational purposes only.


iPhone 6s Chipgate – Did You Get the Slow Apple Processor?

The new iPhone 6s is a great phone, but did yours come with TSMC’s chip? Or Samsung’s chip? If yours came equipped with the latter, we have bad news for you. This is where #chipgate comes in. That chip runs slightly hotter, slower, and kills battery up to 20% quicker. The Samsung chip is worse all-around. Want to check which chip you’ve got? Watch our video below to find out how!

iOS 9.1 New Features

What’s New in iOS 9.1 Public Beta 1?

iOS 9.1 was just recently sent out to public beta testers and here’s what’s new! You can now flip someone the middle finger via emoji! You can also send someone a burrito emoji, as well as others. iOS 9.1 lays the groundwork for some of the new features on the iPhone 6S. The most notable is the addition of the new emojis, though. So go check them out in the video below! If you want iOS 9.1 for yourself, either way until it’s officially released or sign up for Apple’s public beta system on their site.

iOS 9.1

Apple Releases iOS 9.1 Public Beta 1

Apple has just released iOS 9.1 Public Beta 1 for all of you testers out there! iOS 9.1 includes a lot of new features (and is about 1.4 GB download size). Features include but are not limited to: iPad Pro features, support for new accessories such as the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, and also support for Unicode 8. There are some awesome new emojis for you to check out including the middle finger, a burrito, and a unicorn face!

This is an OTA update, so if you’re a public beta tester, just go to Settings > General > Software Update and check it! It should be waiting for you.

As far as we know, iOS 9.1 will be released in November following the iPad Pro launch.

iPhone 6S

Final Predictions for iPhone 6S

The event where Apple will unveil the iPhone 6S to the world is coming quickly, just under 3 days away. We decided to compile a definitive list of all of the rumors we’ve heard, and put only the ones we’re pretty sure are correct. We feel confident about this list.

Let’s cut to the good stuff. Here’s what we’re expecting:

  1. A9 Processor
  2. Similar (almost the same) design as the iPhone 6
  3. 2 GB RAM
  4. 12 Megapixel Back Camera
  5. 5 Megapixel Front Camera (for even more beautiful selfies…)
  6. 7000 Series aluminum (about 2x as strong as aluminum currently used on iPhone 6/6+)
  7. Force Touch (Or 3D Touch)
  8. Improved Touch ID
  9. New color option: Rose Gold
  10. Possibly a darker “gray” on Space Gray color variant
  11. Sold in 16, 64, 128 GB capacities.
  12. Slightly smaller battery than iPhone 6 (but with iOS 9 efficiency, should get the same or better battery life than iPhone 6)
  13. No sapphire display

Release date? Well, the event is on September 9, 2015. Pre-orders will likely begin on September 11, 2015, and a likely release date for the iPhone 6S will be September 18, 2015.

iOS 9 Beta Update

iOS 9 Public Beta Users Seeing Random Update Notification [Updated]

At about 12 AM today (Sunday), I as well as many other iOS 9 Public Beta users received a system notification stating that a new version of the iOS 9 Beta was available. The message reads: “A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 9 beta.” The grammar itself is even a little bit odd, especially in the last sentence, unless it’s stating that the official iOS 9 is out now (which I don’t believe it’s coming out for about 1-2 more weeks). Let us know down below in the comments or on Twitter @iTouchAppReview if you’ve received a similar notification. Let’s get to the bottom of this!

Update: If I had to guess, it’s probably an accidental “push notification”/system notification thanks to some intern at Apple. (Just kidding, but it does appear to be some sort of accidental notification). We will keep you updated if/when we find out any more information! Follow us on Twitter @iTouchAppReview for news/updates as we receive it.

Update 2: Some users are suggesting that perhaps this is a developer update and is not available for an OTA update and must be had from the developer site. This could be true (we haven’t verified it), but it wouldn’t make sense for Apple to push out an update like that to all public beta users. So, still, we’re not sure.

Update 3 [9/6/15, 11:45 AM EST]: Still, no official word from Apple on what went wrong/happened. As stated in comments below, if Apple allows this beta to expire before users are presented with an upgrade, it could spell disaster for many iPhones running iOS 9 Beta. At this point, we highly recommend that you back up your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad that’s running iOS 9 Beta. If there is an expiration issue within the next few days, at least you’ll have a recent backup. We’ll be here if we hear more. Drop a comment below telling us your experience so we can see who this is affecting the most.

Update 4 [9/6/15, 4:30 PM EST]: We’ll have to assume this was just a major glitch in Apple’s system. They’ve not announced anything publicly to help users understand what this message was about. We do expect to see an iOS 9 Beta update very soon, though. In fact, with this glitch, it allows us to become even more certain that iOS 9 (full version) will be released on September 9, 2015 at or right after the Apple event.