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iOS 9.1 now available for download with new emoji, bug fixes and more

Updated Oct 21st, 2015 1:16PM EDT
Apple iOS 9.1 Release Download

Apple has released its latest mobile platform software, iOS 9.1. The new software offers a new batch of emoji, an improvement to Live Photos that will stop you from recording unnecessary movements and assorted bug fixes and security updates. The new update is available as an over-the-air update to all iPhone and iPad users who have iOS 9 installed.

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When it comes to new emoji, Apple says that it’s added more than 150 new characters including the highly anticipated middle finger emoji, the taco emoji and the unicorn emoji. These different emoji are part of Unicode 7.0 and 8.0.

For Live Photos improvements, Apple says that the feature “now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements.”

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.