iOS 9.1 updates Live Photos and adds a bunch of essential emoji

Get your iPhone or iPad ready - the first big iOS 9 update is here

Apple iOS 9

The News app, which shipped with iOS 9.0 in other parts of the world, is still unavailable in the Middle East but there's a way to get around that. You'll find Stuff on there - along with an array of other top web and print publications. There are also other perks and fixes found for all iPhone and iPad users.

What else is new? Well, if you're an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus user, you might be pleased to find that Live Photos have been made a bit smarter in iOS 9.1. If you've had numerous Live Photos end with the camera pointed at the floor, take comfort: in iOS 9.1, the footage stops rolling once the device detects movement. Phew.

Elsewhere, this update will surely be remembered as the emoji update, as iOS 9.1 delivers an assortment of new conversation starters (or enders): the middle finger, taco, religious buildings, and injured head icons in particular are sure to enter our chats right away.

Naturally, the update also makes some fixes to early iOS 9 issues, including problems with zoomed-in apps and app updating issues. We haven't heard of any problems with today's update, so if you've got the time, go ahead and grab it - and start elevating your emoji game.