Latest Apple updates feature Siri in Arabic
Some 30 million users are expected to benefit from Apple's extended support in Arabic. (Medium.com)
Apple has released sweeping updates across its operating systems, bringing further improvements to its software and devices.
iOS 9.2 - which is compatible all the way to the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 5th generation - now features Siri in Arabic.
It also comes with upgrades with a focus on Apple Music, such as making a new playlist when adding a song to a playlist, saving songs offline and downloading playlists or albums from your iCloud Music Library by tapping on the iCloud download button.
A new Top Stories section in the News app has also been added so users can stay up-to-date with the most important news of the day. Furthermore, Mail Drop - a feature already on Macs - has also been added, enabling users to send large attachments through iCloud.
OS X 11.2 El Capitan for Macs was also introduced, which focuses more on stability improvements rather than new features. Included in the update are better iCloud photo sharing for Live Photos, Wi-Fi reliability and a Bluetooth fix, among many others.
For Apple Watch users, WatchOS 2.1 has also been released, which features two major updates: some bug fixes and more language support for Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Malay, Portuguese and Vietnamese. There is also support the Islamic calendar, as well as right-to-left interface.
The Apple TV also received the tvOS 9.1 update, which allows users to use the iOS Remote to control the device, as well as controlling Apple Music with Siri. This is only available for the latest incarnation of the Apple TV.
Full details on the security contents of these OS updates are available on Apple's website.
By Alvin R. Cabral