OS X 10.11 and iOS 9 now prefer IPv6 for connections

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After releasing the first public betas of iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 this week, Apple has further detailed its new IPv6 support. In a message to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) mailing list, David Schinazi, an engineer on Apple’s CoreOS Networking team, said that the platforms now both use ~99% IPv6 connections, up from 50% in iOS 8 and OS X 10.10. The change is thanks to an updated version of the “Happy Eyeballs” algorithm that automatically detects and chooses the protocol based on whichever responds fastest. The algorithm is used by devices to decide which protocol to use, as many…

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