Apple issues third beta of iOS 9.1 to developers

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in iPhone edited October 2015
Apple on Wednesday released the third pre-release beta of iOS 9.1 to developers, continuing its march toward the point-one release with a range of new emoji.




The third iOS 9.1 beta is identified as build 13B5130b. As with previous versions, Apple has warned that devices updated to iOS 9.1 cannot be restored to earlier versions of iOS.

The third beta arrives just one week after developers were supplied their second beta of iOS 9.1. Given recent release patterns, it is likely that the third public beta of iOS 9.1 will become available on Thursday.

The first beta of iOS 9.1 was supplied to developers earlier this month, the same day that the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, new Apple TV, and iPad Pro were all announced. Among the standout features within iOS 9.1 is support for Unicode 8, featuring new emoji such as a taco, burrito unicorn, middle finger, and a mysterious "eye in speech bubble" character.

Apple hasn't given a timeframe for the release of iOS 9.1, but the update is believed to be the default installation for the company's upcoming iPad Pro. If that's the case, users should expect to see the new software update available no later than the 12.9-inch iPad's November launch.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    "Apple has warned that devices updated to iOS 9.1 cannot be restored to earlier versions of iOS."

    Why not?
  • Reply 2 of 7
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SergioZ View Post



    "Apple has warned that devices updated to iOS 9.1 cannot be restored to earlier versions of iOS."



    Why not?



    My Q exactly! What does it do - gut the phone?!? ;)

  • Reply 3 of 7
    I am not a developer but I got the update on my iPhone 6S.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    lukeilukei Posts: 330member
    This is a fairly typical statement associated with iOS Betas. Sometimes it's true sometimes it isn't.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    my guess is they are sacrificing the ability to roll back to an earlier version to push this out the door as quickly as possible...which is fine...who cares about going back from 9.1 to 9.0.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    My thought process is Apple wants every compatible device to be updated to iOS 9 ASP. Restoring to iOS 8.4.1 is still possible as of today, but with new iOS 9.1 update coming on Thursday, that would be the end of that.

    Hint possible jailbreak in the works for iOS 8.4.1 by Todesco & PanGu.
    Approximate time of the release is before the end of the year at the latest, most likely sooner!
  • Reply 7 of 7
    gdoggdog Posts: 224member

    public beta 3 just out now also.  hope its good.

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