iOS 9 Release: What We Know So Far

With an iPhone 6s launch date now all but confirmed, we can narrow the iOS 9 release date down a little bit more. With a release likely coming within the next few weeks, we take a look at the most important things to know, so far, about the iOS 9 release for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

In early June, Tim Cook and his fellow executives took the stage to outline a number of new software products including an El Capitan update for Mac, Apple Music, and an iOS 9 system update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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iOS 9 is iOS 8’s successor and it’s confirmed for all iOS 8 powered devices including the iPhone 4s, iPad 2 and iPad mini. Like iOS 8, the iOS 9 update will be coming with a number of new features and enhancements including a tangible battery life boost for the iPhone.

Shortly after the conclusion of WWDC 2015, Apple released an iOS 9 beta for developers. A few weeks after that, the company unleashed a public iOS 9 beta available to anyone with an Apple ID.

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Apple still hasn’t confirmed a public iOS 9 release date for those not in the beta program but it’s clear that we’re getting closer and closer to an announcement and the arrival of Apple’s iOS 9 release.

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Armed with new information, we want to take an updated look at what we think iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users around the world need to know about the iOS 9 release including its features, release date and the new devices that will likely accompany the update to shelves.

iOS 8.4.1 Update Next

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iOS 8.4.1 Update Next

The first thing that you need to know is that the iOS 9 release won't be coming next. Instead, Apple will release one more iOS update. 

iOS 8.4.1 is currently in beta for developers. Apple's released two versions of the iOS 8.4.1 beta and it's clear that the update is going to be a bug fix update. It might also break the iOS 8.4 jailbreak that iPhone and iPad users have been enjoying for several weeks now. 

The iOS 8.4.1 release date is unclear but there's a very good chance that it will arrive in August ahead of the iOS 9 launch. We're not expecting Apple to outline its change log or release date ahead of time so those of you interested in what should be the last iOS 8 update should keep your eyes peeled for the update in the days ahead. 

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