Apple Releases Second iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Public Betas

ios_9_iconApple today seeded second betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, nearly two weeks after beta testers received access to the first public betas. Today's iOS 9 public beta offering has a build number of 13A4305g, which means content-wise, it's the same as the fourth iOS 9 beta that was seeded to developers yesterday. The version of OS X El Capitan public beta testers are receiving is also identical to El Capitan beta 4.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program and already have the first public betas installed can update over-the-air for iOS 9 or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for OS X.

The iOS 9 beta includes the return of Home Sharing for music, which was removed in iOS 8.4, and it's the first beta that supports Apple's new iPod touch. Other changes include a new look for Handoff in the app switcher and a bug fix that once again allows the volume buttons on an iOS device to serve as a shutter for the camera. A full list of changes in the beta can be found in our iOS 9 beta 4 tidbits list.

OS X El Capitan beta 4 focused more on performance improvements and bug fixes with few outward changes to the operating system.

Both iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan 10.11 are expected to be released in the fall.

Top Rated Comments

DustinLH00 Avatar
82 months ago
I deleted yesterday the public beta profile :D LOL
Are you Yoda?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
82 months ago
Good to see that they are pretty much keeping the developer previews and public betas in sync.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DustinLH00 Avatar
82 months ago
@DustinLH00What does yoda mean ?
Yoda is a character from the Star Wars films (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoda)
He is known for his unique phraseology when speaking. For example, instead of saying "You have become powerful, I sense the dark side in you", he would say "Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you."

Your statement earlier was "I deleted yesterday the public beta profile" instead of "I deleted the public beta profile yesterday." When you place the object of your sentence at the end it makes you sound like Yoda. Hope this helps.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sonmi451 Avatar
82 months ago
Are the El Capitan public betas pretty stable? I'm signed up for the beta program but haven't upgraded because I'm concerned about stability.
It's a beta...
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JustThinkin' Avatar
82 months ago
@DustinLH00What does yoda mean ?
Character of Wars Star, he is.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Samuel Bradshaw Avatar
82 months ago
Are you Yoda?
Use the Force Touch, Luke!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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