You can now download iOS 8.4 beta 4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new beta is available for registered members of Apple Developer Program.
Just yesterday, Apple has introduced us with the much-anticipated release of its mobile operating system – iOS 9. Rolled out the first beta after the opening keynote of WWDC 2015. The iOS 9 is due for consumer release somewhere this fall, regarding that Apple is fast tracking to iOS 8.4, with its fourth beta released already, will be the first version of iOS to include support for Apple’s streaming music service.
Carrying a build number of 12H4125a, the release will be available to existing iOS 8.4 beta users as an over the air download, whereas new users can simply sign up and grab the pre-release OS through the Apple Developer Program. Wondering what’s new with this build? Nothing major one, brings performance improvements and bug fixes over the third iOS 8.4 beta that came out almost a month back. In fact, iOS 8.4 overall brings only one notable change to the table, and that is to settle the foundations for a brand new Music app, which will play home to Cupertino’s shinny Apple Music streaming service, which also saw a release date yesterday.
Currently Apple Music is now available for anyone as yet, but the company plans to include this with the final release of iOS 8.4 – see the light on 30th of June. It’s a subscription-based offering, Apple announced that the music service will have a sub-fee of $9.99 / month but before that giving a chance to users try it – by offering the first three-months free trial. Beats Music subscribers will also be able to move their subscription over to Apple Music. More to sweeten the entire deal, Apple is also throwing in a family plan into the mix, in which 6 people can share a single Apple Music account for a flat of $14.99 a month, making it a highly appealing streaming service right out the door.
As oft-mentioned, if you are already on a beta build of iOS 8.4, go to Settings > Software Update on your device to update over-the-air (OTA). Alternatively you can also grab the direct download link from download section of Apple Developer Program, but with a registered UDID.