Apple Plans to Release iOS 8.4 GM and iOS 9 Beta 2 Later Today [Updated]

Apple plans to seed iOS 8.4 Golden Master (GM), which has historically been release candidate software, to registered developers today ahead of the Apple Music launch on June 30, reports BGR. iOS 9 beta 2 is also reportedly scheduled for release today, although it is possible that the release date is pushed back by one week to next Monday, June 29.

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The iOS 8.4 GM will succeed iOS 8.4 beta 4 and will most likely be the final pre-release version before the software update is publicly released. Apple Music for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch requires iOS 8.4, so the update should be released for all users within the next eight days, with the new streaming music service built into the revamped stock Music app.


Apple Music was announced earlier this month as an all-in-one streaming music service, live global radio station and social platform for artists to connect with fans. The subscription-based service will cost $9.99 per month after a three-month free trial for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. Apple TV and Android versions of the service will be available in the fall.

Update: BGR's report proved inaccurate as Apple seeded iOS 9 beta 2 on Tuesday and has yet to release the iOS 8.4 GM.

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devinthomas Avatar
118 months ago
We could get Taylor to write a letter
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Luis Mazza Avatar
118 months ago
Now that BGR reported that, Apple will release it tomorrow instead. :p
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jonblatho Avatar
118 months ago
Surprise! BGR was wrong again! :eek:
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devinthomas Avatar
118 months ago
...you just responded to your own post.
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BeSweeet Avatar
118 months ago
When's the last time BGR was actually accurate? I remember them being correct once about a release, which could've just been a good guess.
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bmustaf Avatar
118 months ago
Hahaha, yeah, not buying that, if you really were an AAPL employee with such knowledge you'd be packing your bags and getting the resume ready - not responding to your own other posts asking questions about iOS beta features (if you know the beta release date, why wouldn't you already know about feature specs? ;) )!

I can officially say that the beta will be out tomorrow around 10-11am PST
Source (me Apple employee running iOS 9 on a 6+)
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