US – Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) rolled out an update to its mobile operating system; iOS 8.4.1. Also, for its desktop operating system, Apple released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 update. The new update brings stability, compatibility and security by number of bug fixes and other improvements. The update probably seems to be the last update other than for security fixes.
The desktop operating system update, dubbed as 10.10.5, improves the stability, reliability, compatibility and security by squashing the bugs in the Mail, Photos and Quick Time Player applications. A few days ago, the company had released the same improvements to the developers and public beta testers. On the other hand, iOS 8.4.1 update focused more on bug fixes for the new Apple Music; a subscription based streaming music service launched recently. Both updates also featured dozens of vulnerability patches including the infamous DYLD glitch.
Features of Apple OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 update
When using mail, the new update improves the compatibility with certain email servers. It fixes an issue in Photos which prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras. It also fixes an issue in the Quick Time Player app which prevented playback of Windows Media file.
The updates signalled the introduction of the successors OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 over their predecessors OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 respectively. The latter, iOS 9 will be unveiled most probably on September 9 along with the release of the new iPhones. While the former, OS X El may release after some time by looking at the past trends. Also, Apple issued the final security update for three year old OS X Mountain Lion patching 33 vulnerabilities.
OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and Security Update 2015-006 (Mountain Lion and Mavricks) are available for download on the Apple’s website and can also be installed using in-built update service provided by Apple. iOS 8.4.1 can be downloaded through iTunes or over the air from iPhones, iPads, iPad Minis and iPod Touches.