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iOS 9 Release Date: 7 Important Details



Apple’s iOS 9 release date for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is confirmed for September and it will arrive alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in a few short days. Here’s what you need to know about the iOS 9 release date, iOS 9.1, and more.

In June, Apple confirmed its iOS 9 update. On stage, the company detailed several key iOS 9 features including its new apps and its performance improvements that include a tangible hour boost to battery life on the iPhone.

Apple also confirmed an iOS 9 release window for the fall. Per usual, the company left the specific iOS 9 release date a mystery saving that announcement for another day.

Developers and those in the public Beta Software Program have poked and prodded the iOS 9 beta ahead of its public release date and today the company confirmed plans to pull the system update out of beta and release it to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners around the world.


As expected, the iOS 9 update played a role in the company’s fall media event in San Francisco. The company showed off several key iOS 9 features including some unique features coming with the company’s brand new iPhone 6s models.

It also confirmed the all-important iOS 9 release date for its mobile devices and we can now set our sights on a certain date and a certain time.

With an iOS 9 release date set in stone, we want to breakdown the important things to know ahead of its highly anticipated arrival. Keep these details in mind as we push away from Apple’s media event towards the end of iOS 8’s reign.

iOS 9 Release: Devices Getting iOS 9

iOS 9 Release: Devices Getting iOS 9

At WWDC, Apple confirmed an iOS 9 release for several devices including the iPad 2, iPhone 4s, and original iPad mini. The iOS 9 beta was full of ups and downs but the company's plans haven't changed. The iOS 9 update will be coming to all iPhones, iPads and iPod touches capable of running iOS 8.

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPod touch fifth-gen

No surprises here. The iPhone 4 will not be getting iOS 9 and iPod touch models older than the fifth-generation variant will stay on iOS 7 and below.  The iOS 9 update is the fifth major update for the iPad 2 and the fourth major iOS update for the iPhone 4s.

It's also worth noting that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be using the iOS 9 update as both will run the software right out of the box.

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