Smartphone thefts plummet, 6 things to fix in iOS 9, iPhone 6+ browses more


iPhone 6+ users browse twice as much as other iPhone users (photo from Apple NZ's iPhone site).
iPhone 6+ users browse twice as much as other iPhone users (image from Apple NZ’s iPhone site).

Smartphone thefts plummet after kill-switch introduction — The number of thefts and robberies of smartphones, particularly iPhones, is on the fall in New York, London and San Francisco, according to data to be released Wednesday.
Apple added a kill switch, called Activation Lock, to its iPhone in September 2013. Here’s Apple’s advice on how to turn it on and use it, btw.

Six things Apple should fix in iOS 9 — Susie Ochs reckons that rather than just cleaning up iOS and making sure all the bells and whistles added in iOS 7 and iOS 8 work like they’re supposed to, she has some suggestions.

iPhone 6 Plus owners consume twice the data of their iPhone 6-owning counterparts — Apple iPhone 6 Plus owners outpace all other iPhone owners in data consumption, doubling the amount used by iPhone 6 owners and exceeding iPhone 3GS owners by a factor of ten. As reported by Citrix, the data consumption pattern of iPhone 6 Plus owners mirrors that of tablet users. Of course, the iPhone 6 Plus makes it a breeze to browse websites, watch movies and navigate maps on the go.