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Apple Daily: iOS 9 Adoption Rate, First El Capitan Beta Update, New Jobs Trailer

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Posted 09/17/2015 at 5:04pm | by J.R. Bookwalter

There’s still no watchOS 2 update in sight from Apple on Thursday, but Cupertino certainly isn’t neglecting another upcoming software release. Our Thursday edition of Apple Daily has the details on a new OS X 10.11.1 beta seed now making the rounds to developers ahead of the initial public release on September 30, along with numbers on early iOS 9 adoption and a more detailed look at some of Steve Jobs’ most dramatic moments with Universal’s second full trailer.

iOS 9 Adoption Rate Roughly Matches iOS 8 in First 24 Hours

Although we didn’t have any problems installing iOS 9 on two devices shortly after yesterday’s release, plenty of others apparently did in the first few hours. That doesn’t necessarily mean more people were installing iOS 9 as soon as it was available compared to last year’s release of iOS 8, however.

iOS 9 adoption rate chart

According to MacRumors, early adoption of iOS 9 is running a very familiar curve in the first 24 hours with 12.60 percent of users rushing to update devices as soon as possible. Mixpanel has a live iOS 9 tracking site comparing this year’s adoption versus iOS 8 in 2014, and not surprisingly, it was a similar story 12 months ago.

“This kind of adoption took Android’s latest operating system, Lollipop, in comparison five months to achieve,” the folks at Mixpanel noted. “One huge advantage Apple got right this year over last year was that the update is much smaller than last year (3.5x smaller),” despite the initial crush of downloads causing problem for some upgraders.

OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Beta Already Available to Developers

We’ve still got almost two weeks to wait until OS X El Capitan rolls onto Macs owned by the public at large, but that isn’t stopping Apple from pushing forward with a beta release of the first update. According to 9to5Mac, Cupertino released the first beta update on Thursday, which “improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.”

OS X El Capitan Mission Control

Build number 15B17c closely follows the gold master candidate released to developers only last week, although details are scarce on exactly what fixes or improvements the OS X 10.11.1 update might include, beyond a “new set of emoji characters” carried over from iOS 9.1, including that controversial one-finger salute you’ve been hearing so much about lately.

Second Full Trailer for “Steve Jobs” Amps Up Drama

With only a month to go before the Aaron Sorkin-penned, Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic hits theaters, Universal released a second full trailer today that offers a wider view of some of the film’s key thematic moments.

Steve Jobs second trailer

In this followup preview embedded below for your viewing pleasure, audiences are treated to a look at two major conflicts pulled from Jobs’s life — namely his ties to daughter Lisa (a relationship he initially dismissed outright but eventually came to embrace), and his legendary sparring with Apple leadership prior to a decade-long exodus from the company he co-founded. Steve Jobs hits theaters on October 16, with a limited public premiere taking place on October 9.

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