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October 1
8:11 AM 2015

Following the official over-the-air (OTA) release of iOS 9.0.1 software updates beginning last September 23 to a bunch of iPads, iPhones AND iPods, Verizon Wireless now rolls out the update through its own network without having to use Wi-Fi connection or iTunes.

Apple's iPad 2 Wi-Fi 3G device now receives the latest software update of iOS 9 using Verizon Wireless' network seven days after it was made available by Apple through automatic download over Wi-Fi connection and iTunes. Before proceeding with the download, make sure the device's battery is fully charged and has a strong Verizon or Wi-Fi signal, if not using iTunes.

Apple promises amazing new features and incredible enhancements as the carrier put it. iOS 9.0.1 brings in improvements to Messages, Photos, Notifications and bug fixes.

Here's a complete list of the fixes: 

  • Fixes an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating
  • Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play
  • Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted
  • Fixes an issue where some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data

iOS 9 makes Apple's mobile products a powerhouse competition and a surging threat in the market against Windows 10 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the following features:

  • Improved Siri features
  • Proactive assistance of search suggestions
  • Spotlight search improvements
  • Slide over (for iPads)
  • Picture in picture (for iPads)
  • Split view (for iPads)
  • QuickType improvements (for iPads)
  • Map improvements
  • Redesigned Notes app
  • New News app
  • Mail improvements
  • Apple Pay improvements
  • New iCloud Drive app
  • CarPlay improvements
  • Longer battery life
  • Expanded language support
  • New San Francisco system font
  • Leave a message option if recipient isn't available for a FaceTime call
  • Voicemails from the Phone app using the share sheet
  • Flight and package tracking for data detectors
  • Additional customization of AssistiveTouch
  • Hardware keyboard support for Key Repeat, Slow Keys and Sticky Keys
  • More improvements

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