Apple Announces Release Dates for iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitanby Brandon Chester on September 9, 2015 6:55 PM EST
Today Apple made a number of new announcements at their fall 2015 event. There are two new iPhones, two new iPads, and a new Apple TV set top box. Buried underneath the avalanche of product announcements were the confirmations of when the upcoming updates to Apple's three current operating systems would be released.
According to Apple, both iOS 9 and watchOS 2 will be launching one week from now on September 16th. iOS 9 supports all devices with an A5 SoC or newer. For iPads this includes everything except the original iPad, which is really impressive when you consider that the iPad 2 launched in early 2011 with a version of iOS 4. The supported models of the iPod Touch include the iPod Touch 5 and the new iPod Touch 6 which is almost identical to the 5th gen on the outside but has Apple's A8 SoC. Supported iPhones include the iPhone 4s and any iPhone released afterward.
As for OS X El Capitan, it will be launching on September 30th, which is just a bit later than iOS 9 and watchOS 2. As for supported devices, the system requirements are unchanged from OS X Yosemite so if your Mac can run that then it can run El Capitan.
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Murloc - Thursday, September 10, 2015 - linkwhen will OS X El Líder Máximo come out?
mforce - Thursday, September 10, 2015 - linkYo no soy marinero, soy capitan. Soy capitan, soy capitan.
duploxxx - Thursday, September 10, 2015 - linkwell nice writing Brandon:
iOS 9 supports all devices with an A5 SoC or newer. For iPads this includes everything except the original iPad, which is really impressive when you consider that the iPad 2 launched in early 2011
it is for sure impressive that you can run so many IOS upgrades on the IPAD2 but then again since IOS7 and mainly from IOS8 it is sluggish horrible slow. I have 2 of those, I wish I could run it on older versions again.... so no upgrade for me unless proven it works faster again.
tipoo - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - linkAgreed. I'd still go back to 6 in a heartbeat, even with the 9 improvements. Still not up to par with pre-7 performance. Same as El Capitan on older hardware too.
email@example.com - Friday, September 11, 2015 - linkYosemite made my macbook air slower, will try this one, if not impressed will go back to maverick.
Stimpak_Addict - Saturday, September 12, 2015 - linkIt seems like the new Notes app may be out of sync for a few days until El Capitan releases if you opt in to the new features on iOS 9.
tipoo - Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - link"which is really impressive when you consider that the iPad 2 launched in early 2011 with a version of iOS 4. "
To be honest, ran way better on 4-6 as well. It's cool that it gets support, but imo it got to a point where they were hurting A5 devices with more new OS's. I'm on the 9 Golden master, still not happy with it's performance, when it was fine on prior OS's. Like how El Capitan improved things, but it never quite got to where Snow Leopard was on Core 2 era Macs.