Apple on Friday has started rolling out updates for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite which offer minor bug fixes and performance improvements for a specific set of apps.
iOS 8.4.1 which has now been rolled for iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch primarily relates to fixes in the company’s newly launched music streaming service – Apple Music. According to the company, the new update fixes issues related to turning on iCloud Music Library, an issue that used to hide added music when the streaming service was set to show offline music only.
It also fixes the issue that caused random artwork for an album to appear on other devices. Hence artists from now on can add comments via Connect, which they were unable to do prior the upgrade. In addition, tapping on ‘Love’ button while listening to Beats 1 radio station has also been rectified and now works as expected.
Interested users can now download the iOS 8.4.1 over-the-air and head over to Settings > General > Software Update, and then hit ‘download and install’. Users also have the option to install the update by connecting their iOS device on their Mac and then install the update via iTunes.
Meanwhile, the OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 essentially fixes a problem with Apple Mail and ‘certain email servers’, along with issues related to Photos app, GoPro cameras. It also rectifies a problem with QuickTime Player, which had glitches running Windows Media files.
To install the OS X 10.10.5 update, just head to AppStore and check for the Updates. Users will need to re-start the system to finish the installation.
Finally, the company also rolled out the latest iTunes 12.2.2 that includes a slew of Apple Music performance enhancements. For instance, clicking on the Beat 1 banner on iTunes showcases what is currently being broadcasted or list the full broadcast schedule.
With the new patch, iTunes now shows users a list of artists they are currently following on Apple Music. In addition, it also includes a bunch of other fixes such as artists being incorrectly categorized in ‘My Music’, while playlists displayed in the action menu now match playlists in a user’s library. Moreover, artists from now on can share their photos, videos and music to Connect directly from the iTunes library.
To install iTunes version 12.2.2, just head over to iTunes, then ‘Check for updates’ from within the app and hit install. Users can also run the update via the AppStore.
Meanwhile, a new report from a well-established source came out last week claiming that Apple might hold a big media event on Wednesday, September 9th to showcase its next-gen iPhone, which is expected to be minor upgrade over its predecessor with the addition of the new Force Touch feature along with spruced up innards.