Perfomance improvements and Emojis among the updates across platforms.

Apple released several software updates today including iOS 9.1, OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan), WatchOS 2.0.1, and the Gold Master tvOS for Apple TV. Some of the features reported in the update logs include new emojis for iOS/WatchOS, an update for Live Photos in iOS, bug fixed in El Capitan, and performance improvements for all operating systems. The full update logs are below.


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This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes including:

  • Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements.
  • Over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis
  • Improved stability including CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari, and Search
  • Improved performance while in Multitasking UI
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Calendar to become unresponsive in Month view
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Game Center from launching for some users
  • Resolves an issue that zoomed the content of some apps
  • Resolves an issue that could cause an incorrect unread mail out for POP mail accounts
  • Fixes an issue that prevented users from removing recent contacts from new mail or messages
  • Fixes an issue that cause some messages to not appear in Mail search results
  • Resolves an issue that left a gray bar in the body of an Audio Message
  • Fixes an issue that caused activation errors on some carriers
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from updating from the App Store

For information on the security content of this update, please visit support.apple.com.


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watchOS 2.0.1
This update contains new emoji characters, performance improvements, and bug fixes, including:

  • Fixes an issue that could cause software updates to stall
  • Fixes issues that were impacting battery performance
  • Resolves an issue that prevented a managed iPhone from syncing iOS Calendar events to Apple Watch
  • Addresses and issue that could prevent location information from properly updaing
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Digital Touch to send from an email address instead of a phone number
  • Addresses an issue that could cause instability when using a Live Photo as a watch face
  • Resolves an issue that allows the sensors to stay on indefinitely when using Siri to measure heart rate

For information on the security content of this update, please visit support.apple.com.


OS X 10.11.1
The OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

This update:

  • improves installer reliability when upgrading to OS X El Capitan
  • Improves compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016
  • Fixes an issue where outgoing server information may be missing from Mail
  • Resolves an issue that prevented display of messages and mailboxes in Mail
  • Resoves an issue that prevents certain Audio Unit plug-ins from functioning properly
  • Improves VoiceOver reliability
  • Adds of 150 emoji characters with full Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 support

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