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iOS 9.2 brings Apple Music improvements, plus OS X, Watch OS & tvOS updates

Apple has just completed a massive run of product updates. Most significantly, iOS 9.2 has been released featuring Apple Music improvements, a Top Stories sections in Apple News, and 3D Touch functionality in iBooks.

Here’s the key improvements in iOS 9.2:

  • Apple Music improvements
    • You can now create a new playlist when adding a song to a playlist
    • Your most recently changed playlist is now listed at the top when adding songs to playlists
    • Download albums or playlists from your iCloud Music Library by tapping the iCloud download button
    • See which songs have been downloaded with the new download indicator next to each song in My Music and Playlists
    • See works, composers, and performers while browsing Classical music in the Apple Music catalog
  • A new Top Stories section in News so you can stay up to date with the most important news of the day (available in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia)
  • Mail Drop in Mail for sending large attachments
  • iBooks now supports 3D Touch to peek and pop pages from the table of contents, your notes and bookmarks, or from search results inside a book
  • iBooks now supports listening to an audiobook while you browse your library, read other books, or explore the iBooks Store

There have also been numerous bug fixes and tweaks, including an issue with the iPad Pro in which users had found they were faced with a black screen when trying to take a photo. For a full list of iOS 9.2 updates head here.

Elsewhere, OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 was released on the Mac. It improves Wi-Fi, Handoff and AirDrop reliability plus a few other tweaks. For a full list of OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 updates head here.

Next there’s watchOS 2.1 which comes with more language support and bug fixes (full list of updates), and finally tvOS 1.1 also received an upgrade and now allows users to control Apple Music with Siri and use Apple’s iOS Remote app to control the TV.

To upgrade to iOS 9.2 on your iPhone or iPad go to Settings > General > Software Update.