Apple Releases Second iOS 9.1 Public Beta

ios_9_iconApple today seeded the second iOS 9.1 beta to public beta testers, two weeks after seeding the first beta a day after its "Hey Siri" fall media event. Today's beta is the same as the second iOS 9.1 beta seeded to developers yesterday.

Public beta testers who already have iOS 9.1 installed can get the second beta as an over-the-air update, and those interested in getting early release software from Apple can sign up to participate in Apple's Beta Software Program.

iOS 9.1 is an update mainly designed for the iPad Pro, adding support for accessories like the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, both of which require deep integration with iOS 9. It will also include support for the new Apple TV.

The update also includes support for Unicode 8, introducing new emoji like taco, burrito, hot dog, popcorn, turkey, cheese wedge, and more, and it includes a new Siri setting that lets users give voice examples for the "Hey Siri" feature that can be activated whenever the iPhone is connected to power. With the new iPhone 6s, the new feature will be essential because "Hey Siri" can be used even when an iPhone is not plugged in.

Tag: iOS 9.1

Top Rated Comments

dunxxx Avatar
73 months ago
I'm just here for the burritos and tacos...
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
naeS1Sean Avatar
73 months ago
Did anyone else get this yesterday, late afternoon? I'm a public tester...

PS: I deleted my Peanut butter profile and was still on 9.1. Maybe thats why I got it yesterday? I'm assuming the one I downloaded must have been the developer version...? (so confused and hating betas)

PS2: Public beta, not peanut butter. :oops:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AtheistP3ace Avatar
73 months ago
Did anyone else get this yesterday, late afternoon? I'm a public tester...

PS: I deleted my Peanut butter profile and was still on 9.1. Maybe thats why I got it yesterday? I'm assuming the one I downloaded must have been the developer version...? (so confused and hating betas)

PS2: Public beta, not peanut butter. :oops:
I was like what the heck is peanut butter. Some new android OS. Haha.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Crzyrio Avatar
73 months ago
That sentiment seems incredibly unfair. How do you know it's only a "simple software feature"? Perhaps it's also related to the more powerful hardware in the 6s. Isn't it possible that there are valid reasons other than your apple-bashing sentiment that apple does things purely out of greed? Man, some of you people are simply unbelievable. You expect Apple to have to explain everything little thing that you don't like to you as if you are some god-like creature that will speak words of praise or condemnation that will determine apple's future.

I'm quite sure that if an Apple person reads your very unfair words, you will simple be cast off as an irrelevant Apple hater who has NO credibility. Those of you who bash for the sake of bashing only hurt your own credibility in the long run and gain access to my ignore list.
+1

And the worst part Apple did explain why it is on the 6S.

They have the M9 as part of the A9 now, which will greatly help to keep battery drain to the minimum. Iphone 6, has the M9 as a seperate processor. They chose to go the more efficient hardware way, as opposed to software.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macfoxpro Avatar
73 months ago
Did anyone else get this yesterday, late afternoon? I'm a public tester...

PS: I deleted my Peanut butter profile and was still on 9.1. Maybe thats why I got it yesterday? I'm assuming the one I downloaded must have been the developer version...? (so confused and hating betas)

PS2: Public beta, not peanut butter. :oops:
HA HA!!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gsmornot Avatar
73 months ago
Update the 6S Plus to 9.1, then restore. Ready to go.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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