How many old iPhones and iPads are in your drawers, or enjoying their hand-me-down second lives with friends and family? You might not have to warn those friends and family not to upgrade the OS, if the latest iOS 9 rumor proves true: Apple is reportedly preparing special stripped-down versions of iOS 9 to run on older hardware. Even if your old iPhone or iPad doesn't get every iOS 9 feature, running a new OS will keep you more secure, and help Apple grow its already-huge iOS ecosystem just a little bit more. We're all for it.
Elsewhere, Jony Ive got a promotion, and Marco Arment didn't like his MacBook. (But we liked his take on it.) Product reviews have never been more plentiful, and while that means there isn't a definitive version we can point to, you can develop trusted relationships with reviewers who think like you—or just look to the 3-star cluster on Amazon.
Apple's iOS 9 could herald a new future for older iPhones and iPads by Darrell Etherington at TechCrunch
What Jony Ive's new job means for Apple design by Caitlin McGarry
When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive: the self-confessed tech geek talks to Apple's newly promoted chief design officer by Stephen Fry for The Telegraph
Relying on product reviews? knowing how a company treats its customers is just as valuable by Brian X. Chen in The New York Times
Mistake One by Marco Arment at Marco.org
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