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iPhone 5s iOS 9 Release: 10 Things to Expect



The iPhone 5s iOS 9 update is confirmed for the fall and thanks to a growing amount of evidence, it looks like we might only be a few weeks away from its release date. Today, we want to take a look at a few things you can expect from the iPhone 5s iOS 9 release and release date.

In June, Apple took the stage and announced a brand new mobile operating system dubbed iOS 9. iOS 9 is iOS 8’s successor and it will be bringing a number of new and exciting features to Apple’s stable of iPhones and iPads including the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.

On stage, Apple confirmed a number of key iOS 9 release details including a beta and an iOS 9 release window. The iOS 9 release date will land sometime this fall though the company hasn’t outlined a specific date for the update’s arrival. That should change soon though.


The iPhone 5s iOS 9 update was confirmed on stage at WWDC 2015 in June and it represents the former flagship’s second major iOS system update. Its first was the iOS 8 update that landed back in September.

As we’ve noted the iPhone 5 iOS 9 update is an extremely exciting piece of software as it brings new features and several key enhancements to Apple’s flagship from 2013. And while we still don’t have an official date to look forward to, we do have some clues.

With those clues and iPhone 5s users in mind, we want to take a quick look at a few things we expect from the iPhone 5s iOS 9 release and release date.

One More iPhone 5s iOS 9 Beta

One More iPhone 5s iOS 9 Beta

With the iOS 9 beta, Apple's stuck to a pretty precise pattern with a new release coming every two weeks. That is, until this month.

Apple's last iOS 9 beta release, iOS 9 beta 5, arrived on August 6th. We're almost in September and nothing has emerged for the iPhone 5s or any other devices. And with an iOS 9 release said to be close, our guess is that we may not see another developer/public iOS 9 beta that's not the GM.

Apple will almost certainly release an iOS 9 Gold Master ahead of the public iOS 9 release date. If it does, it will serve as the final beta and it will mirror the final version of the iOS 9 update. 

GM release dates typically come about a week ahead of the iOS release date so we should see it sometime next month.

So, don't expect Apple to drop any big iOS 9 feature bombshells with a new iOS 9 beta before the software's launch date. Speaking of the launch date...

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