Apple releases first iOS 9 public beta

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On Wednesday, July 8, Apple officially released the third beta for iOS 9 for developers. However, for those that signed up for the public beta, the wait has been long.

That changed on Thursday, July 9, however, as Apple officially released the first public beta for iOS 9 to users. Technically speaking, it’s the third iOS 9 beta, which was released yesterday, but it’s the first for the public testers out there. As such, the same features that Apple introduced in the third beta are present in this one, including the Apple News app, access to Apple Music and Beats 1, new folders on the iPad, and a new two-factor authentication process for added security.

If you want to check out the public beta, head to Apple’s beta site and sign up here.

iOS 9 is compatible with the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini (iPad mini 2), iPad mini
  • 5th generation iPod touch

With the launch of the public beta, even more people will get a chance to try out Apple’s upcoming iOS 9, which was introduced at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference and will see a public launch this fall.

Are you trying out iOS 9?

[via Apple Beta Program]