AMITIAE - Tuesday 17 May 2016

Cassandra: Apple Updates for iOS and OS X - 9.7" iPad Pro OK for me

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By Graham K. Rogers


A busy morning here so far with several updates available for the iOS devices and also for the Mac: OS X 10.11.5 and iTunes shown as a combined download, although iTunes can be directly updated when the app itself is started. GarageBand is updated on both iOS and OS X (10.1.2) . On the Mac I also see an update for AutoDesk Sketchbook.

I updated the iPAd Air 2 first, but while doing that saw a news item about the iOS 9.3.2 release for the 9.7" iPad Pro. Some are reporting that this is not installing properly and reports an Error 53 - a hardware problem, perhaps related to recognition or testing of TouchID. I started the download for the iPad Pro to see.

updates I am happy to report that in my case the iPad Pro did not misbehave. I checked the TouchID and that was fine. I also restarted the iPad and tried again, but all seems fine here, so far, even using another finger and a couple of attempts with the wrong finger.

The 12.9" iPad Pro had a minor problem with the update as the Terms & Conditions (part of this is in Thai, so I never know what I am agreeing to) panel remained on the screen until the restart which was a bit slow compared to other devices. Again, no errors here.

I was also shown some 13 updates from the last couple of days on the 9.7" iPad Pro, so they are being processed right now (645 Pro, Printastic, PhotoEditor by Aviary, Getty Images, Seurat HD, Twitter, Adobe CompCC, Polarr - up to 28MP export - Orbitz, Kindle and Sedition Art, YouTube and Noir Photo.

I began the OS X update on the MacBook (907 MB). In the confusion of updating several devices, I forgot this does not have a touch screen. I do not want to change the MacBook Pro for a day or so as I have a project on the go. The MacBook also showed me the iTunes update when I started the iTunes application (see above).

The iPhone 6s Plus update to 9.3.2 is also running: this is like keeping plates spinning. There are other iOS devices and a Mac mini to get to later.

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



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