The next version of Apple’s mobile operating system finally gets a release date. iOS 9 will be available on September 16th all around the world. The roll out date was announced on stage at Apple’s “Hey Siri” event, just after it introduced its last product. The list of new products, OSes, and hardware includes the all-new Apple TV 4, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, alongside the smaller miniature version of iPad mini 4, followed by the seeding of the iOS 9 GM (Gold Master), first beta of iOS 9.1, watchOS 2 GM, tvOS beta 1. On Sept. 16, for the first time iOS 9 officially releases for the public.
The latest release of iOS 9 comes bundled with new features and enhancements, including speed improvements, split-view multitasking, new Notes app, Transit directions for Apple Maps, an improved and smart Siri, and more. The company did not specify an exact time for the official iOS 9 public release, but tranditionally, Apple upgrades at 1PM ET and is expected to do the same with iOS 9 final.
iOS 9’s new feature called Proactive will offer contextual user suggestions based on habits, location, or time of day. Spotlight searches will also get more powerful, allowing users to search content within apps and perform unit conversions without opening a web search.
Once released. The iOS 9 package requires only 1.8GB of free space to install — less than half of what iOS 8 required and the new low-power mode will allow users squeeze an extra three hours of battery life out of a single charge.
Download iOS 9. These smartphones and tablets are compatible with new mobile OS:
- iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s
- iPod touch 5th gen
- iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2
- iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
Finally, the iOS 9 firmware will be available for download and install on September 16, 2015. Stay tuned!