Apple Seeds iOS 9 Golden Master to Developers Ahead of September 16 Public Launch

Apple today seeded the golden master (GM) version of iOS 9 to developers. The golden master represents the final version of iOS 9 that will be released to the public on September 16, two days ahead of the official launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus.

The update is available through Apple's over-the-air updating mechanism on iOS devices and it can also be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center.

Prior to the launch of the golden master, Apple seeded five betas of iOS 9 to developers and public beta testers, with the fifth and final beta released on August 6.


iOS 9 focuses on intelligence and proactivity, allowing iOS devices to learn user habits and act on that information, providing recommendations to places we might like, apps we might like to use, and more. Siri is smarter with iOS 9, able to create contextual reminders and offer up more information through improved search options.


Built-in apps like Maps, Notes, and Mail have been improved in iOS 9, and Passbook has been renamed Wallet. iOS 9 introduces split-screen multitasking for the iPad for the first time, and there are some significant under-the-hood improvements that will result in more battery life, more storage space through smaller app install sizes, and enhanced performance.

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xero9 Avatar
114 months ago
They should really let public beta users upgrade to the final version.
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AllergyDoc Avatar
114 months ago
Public Beta version coming, today or tomorrow.
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gspannu Avatar
114 months ago
The iOS 9.1 beta is out as well - build 13B5110e !!!
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iBug2 Avatar
114 months ago
El Capitan GM seed is up as well. :)
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114 months ago
I got the GM installed but for some reason now it's telling me to "update" to iOS9 Public Beta 3... anyone else have this?
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114 months ago
Public Beta users get to enjoy broken iCloud Backup service until 9/16.
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