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iPhone 6s Launch Sales Record Shows Apple’s Operational Success

Apple has announced record sales for the just-released iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but Adam Engst argues that these numbers reflect Apple’s operational strengths as much as anything else.Show full article

Apple Fixes Slide to Upgrade Bug in iOS 9.0.1

A small iOS 9.0.1 update addresses a bug that prevented some users from updating to iOS 9, along with a few other annoyances.Show full article

Moving Your Apple Watch to Your New iPhone

Apple has opened the iPhone 6s spigot. If you are one of those getting a new iPhone, but you have an Apple Watch paired with your old phone, there are a few steps you need to take to make your Apple Watch and your new iPhone happy together.Show full article

Apple Alerts Developers about Xcode Downloads

In response to the XcodeGhost hack, Apple is encouraging developers to get copies of Xcode directly from the company, and is also providing instructions on how to verify the identity of copies acquired via other methods.Show full article

DealBITS Discount: Save 50% on Swift Publisher 4

See who won copies of Swift Publisher in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 50 percent on BeLight Software’s print design software.Show full article

Complicating Details: Notable New Features in watchOS 2

The operating system for the Apple Watch, watchOS 2, adds important improvements such as native apps and custom complications. Jeff Carlson reveals some of the lesser-known features and details that enhance the Apple Watch experience.Show full article

Notes on Notes in iOS 9

Notes in iOS 9 offers a number of new features that make it worth another look for hardcore notetakers. Josh Centers, author of “iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course,” surveys the new features.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 28 September 2015

Notable software releases this week include ClamXav 2.8.5, GraphicConverter 9.7.2, Postbox 4.0.5, LaunchBar 6.5, Fantastical 2.1, and Airfoil 4.9, Nicecast 1.11.6, and Piezo 1.2.9.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 28 September 2015

In ExtraBITS this week, Adam and Josh share details about how to buy an iPhone on the MacJury, Josh discusses iOS 9 on MacVoices, the Apple Watch saves a teenager’s life, and the Oyster ebook subscription service announces it will be shutting down.Show full article

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