iOS 9.2

ios-9 Apple has released its latest iOS 9 update, iOS 9.2. This update contains a mass of bug fixes [1], and also brings several new features.
** iOS 9.2 has SD card support to all iPhone models with which the software is compatible. You can now connect a Lightning to SD Card Reader adapter, or digital camera, to the iPhone and transfer pictures directly.

A total of 50 vulnerabilities (CVE IDs) are addressed. About 10 of them affect WebKit and may lead to arbitrary code execution by visiting a malicious website. There are a large number of additional remote code execution vulnerabilities in various iOS components that are patched. [2]

For the iPhone 5s the update is a 1.82GB download.
For the iPad Air the update is a 1.80GB download.


iOS 9.2
This update contains improvements and bug fixes including:
* 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 catalogue
* 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
* iPhone support for the USB Camera Adapter to import photos and videos
* Improved stability of Safari
* Improved stability of Podcasts
* Fixing an issue that caused mail attachments to be inaccessible for some users with POP email accounts
* Resolving an issue for some users that caused attachments to overlap text in mail
* Fixing an issue where Live Photos could have turned off after restoring from a previous iCloud backup
* Addressing an issue that could cause search in Contacts to display no results
* Resolving an issue that could have prevented Calendar from displaying all seven days in week view
* Fixing an issue where Camera screen on iPad could be black when attempting to capture video
* Addressing an issue that could cause instability in the Activity app when viewing the day of Daylight Savings Time transition
* Fixing an issue that could prevent data from appearing in Health
* Fixing an issue that could prevent Wallet updates and Lock screen alerts from displaying
* Addressing an issue where updating iOS could prevent an alarm from going off
* Fixing an issue where some users were unable to login to Find my iPhone
* Fixing an issue that prevented some manual iCloud Backups from completing
* Addressing an issue where using the iPad keyboard could unintentionally trigger text selection mode
* Improved keyboard responsiveness when using Quick Reply
* Improved punctuation input on the 10-key Chinese (Pinyin & Stroke) keyboards with new expanded view of punctuation symbols and better predictions
* Fixing an issue on Cyrillic keyboards where caps lock would be enabled when typing in URL or email fields
* Accessibility improvements
– Fixing issues with VoiceOver when using Camera face detection
– Adding support for VoiceOver to wake up the screen
– Adding support for VoiceOver to invoke app switcher with 3D Touch gesture
– Fixing an issue with Guided Access when trying to end phone calls
– Improved functionality for Switch Control users when using 3D Touch
– Fixing an issue with speech rate of Speak Screen
* Siri support for Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)

LINKS:
[1] About the security content of iOS 9.2 HT205635 (2015-Dec-08) [Apple]
[2] Apple Patches Everything (2015-Dec-08) [SANS]

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