Apple Seeds First iOS 9.1 and Apple tvOS Betas to Developers

ios_9_iconFollowing the conclusion of today’s iPhone-centric event in San Francisco, Apple has seeded the first betas of iOS 9.1 and Apple tvOS to developers. The betas were seeded alongside the iOS 9 Golden Master and the OS X 10.11 Golden Master. All of the beta software is available for download immediately from the Apple Developer Center.

tvOS, just announced today, is the operating system that runs on the fourth-generation Apple TV. It includes a full App Store and tools that will allow developers to create apps for the Apple TV.

iOS 9.1 is an upcoming update to iOS 9 that will include new features for the iPad Pro, adding support for accessories like the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, both of which were designed for the 12.9-inch tablet.

tvOS will be available to the general public beginning in October, when the new Apple TV is released. iOS 9.1 will likely be released in November alongside the iPad Pro.

What's new in iOS 9.1:

Emoji - iOS 9.1 includes some long-awaited new emoji like the taco, unicorn, and burrito. These emoji are part of Unicode 8.

Hey Siri - In the Settings app, there's a new Siri setting that lets you give voice examples for the "Hey Siri" feature that can be activated whenever the iPhone is connected to power. With the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, this will be essential because "Hey Siri" activation can be used even when an iPhone is not plugged in.

Related Roundups: Apple TV, tvOS 12
Tag: iOS 9.1
Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Neutral)


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39 months ago
Come on PLEX team!!!!!!
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39 months ago

Did they seriously just release a beta of an OS for a device no one can buy yet?

That's pretty hilarious. :)


They said that the new Apple TV was available for developers starting today, so there must be some program to allow certain developers to purchase the device early.
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39 months ago
I know I'm impatient, but do the public beta testers get GM today too?
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39 months ago
Did they seriously just release a beta of an OS for a device no one can buy yet?

That's pretty hilarious. :)
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39 months ago
Signed up for the Apple TV Developer Kit. We'll see how it goes.
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39 months ago

They said that the new Apple TV was available for developers starting today, so there must be some program to allow certain developers to purchase the device early.


You can register for a free Apple TV through the developer portal.
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39 months ago

I'm wondering the same thing.

Not so fast. You have to have had an active account before September 9th (today).
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39 months ago

iOS 9.1 GM is still lagging and stutter compare to iOS 8.4 on iPhone 6....

When will they ever be more consistent with software quality these days... just WTF....

there is no iOS 9.1 GM that's iOS 9.1 "BETA" read the release not it has bug. best to install iOS 9.0 GM and have a stable phone
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39 months ago

I still haven't even gotten the GM update OTA, let alone 9.1.

you wont get GM OTA it's a non-beta release so there for not on the beta download stream
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39 months ago

You can register for a free Apple TV through the developer portal.

Might be worth signing up for $100 to get an early AppleTV, no?
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