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Apple Launches Public Betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

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Just a day after releasing a new set of developer builds for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, Apple today launched its public beta program for both upcoming operating systems. Apple had announced at WWDC last month that it would launch the public betas in July, and a new support document published yesterday regarding changes to two-factor authentication hinted a launch was imminent.


iOS and Mac users interested in trying out the public betas can sign up on Apple's beta software program page.

We'll be looking for any changes specific to the public beta versions, but they are almost certainly essentially identical to the developer seeds released yesterday.


iOS 9 is the first major version of Apple's mobile operating system to see a public beta release, as the company did not initiate the program for iOS until iOS 8.3 earlier this year. OS X users may already be familiar with the public beta process, as a similar program was in place for OS X Yosemite last year.

Article Link: Apple Launches Public Betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan
 

curtoise

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WatchESPN app is working on the latest beta? last time I've tried in beta 1 or 2 was not working at all, just crashing immediately after opening.
 
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Goldfrapp

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Is the battery life better in public betas?

I'll stick to dev betas since they always come out a day or two earlier.

Oh and btw, performance-wise, beta 3 is horrendous on both iOS and Mac OS, much worse than beta 2.
 
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AnTaR3s

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Anyone else getting an empty page when clicking on the public beta download button?
 
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smithrh

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Don't forget the option to install on a new partition (for El Cap)...

Probably the safest way to go.
 
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LordVic

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Can anyone give some update on what sort of resource footprint El-Capitan uses, especially in compared to Yosemite?

whats the memory pressure on first boot? CPU utilization at idle? doing simple tasks? and the like?
 
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powaking

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Unable to make an archive backup of my iTunes backup in itunes as instructed on their site (Win7). Anyone have any ideas?
 
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anshuvorty

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Is it possible to download the public beta ipsw and then install it via iTunes? My wifi OTA is going to take horrendously long, but via wired it will be faster.
 
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