Apple has today made available for download iOS 9.1 beta 3 to those members enrolled with an official Apple developer account. Today’s pre-release seed represents the next step towards final iOS 9.1 software in preperation for a public unveiling, and comes three weeks after the Mac maker seeded the initial beta to the registered developers.
The new beta of iOS 9.1, build 13B5130b, is available as an over-the-air update and through the Apple Developer Center. Currently have iOS 9.1 beta 2 installed on any compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will be able to access the third beta OTA update. Simply be launching the native Settings app, heading to General, and selecting Software Update to check for an available update, you dev’s can be accessible.
The actual IPSW file can also be downloaded manually from the Apple Developer Center, those prefer to have a physical copy of the installation file at hand. The firmware version that has been uploaded to Apple’s servers carries iOS 9.1’s new features for the iPad Pro, adding support for accessories like the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, both of which are deeply integrated into the operating system. It also includes features that will allow the iPhone to interact with the new Apple TV.
The version 9.1 IPSW also includes Unicode 8, adding support for emoji like the taco, burrito, cheese wedge, middle finger, unicorn head, and more, plus a new Messages option in the Settings app, allowing users to disable photos for their contacts.
Release notes have been uploaded alongside the firmware at the Center, don’t provide a great deal of info., about what’s actually new in the release. Except oft-mentioned, has included a “Notes and Known Issues” section that provides information about the number of unknown problems – in particular, bugs – with its beta 3 release. Issues include two-factor authentication for iCloud Keychain accounts being routed via beta servers, and whereby certain users will be shown a “Cloud Not Set Up iCloud Keychain” error. Problems, that also mentioned on how users can workaround these existing bugs as well.
Four new wallpapers are added. There are now 3 planets to choose from, while an existing wallpaper has been given a slight makeover. Intial release?
It’s currently unknown when iOS 9.1 will make its way out of the pre-release stage, and finally be classified as being fully ready for mainstream public consumption.
Update x1: iOS 9.1 Public Beta 3 is now available to download as well.
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