iPhone Are going to sign up for iOS 9 public beta?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by iPhone20, Feb 21, 2015.


Will you sign up for public iOS 9 beta?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2015.
  1. Yes! On day one.

    90 vote(s)
  2. Maybe.

    31 vote(s)
  3. Want to but can't install it on my primary device.

    9 vote(s)
  4. No. I'd rather wait for polished version.

    38 vote(s)
  1. iPhone20 macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2014
    As pointed out by 9to5Mac and Re/Code, Apple is going to start public beta for iOS 9. What are your views? Are you going to sign up for iOS 9 testing? Or wait for the polished version?
  2. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    Yes. I am interested to know how they carry on about fixing bugs and improving performance on older devices.

    It's funny because it goes against Apple's very own and trademarked "Planned Obsolescence" strategy.
  3. thedeejay macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2012
    Toronto, Canada.
    I don't think that was confirmed. Many people just assumed it was; but in all fairness we will never know :p
  4. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    I'm not prepared to download a Beta onto my primary device and I do not have a secondary to do so.

    So I'll be watching the early adopters.
  5. iPhone20 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2014
    So you're not gonna install it right?
    As Apple will be signing few of us for beta. So if you're not signing up early there would be no beta spot left. :apple:
  6. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    I'll set it up on my iPad and iPhone ASAP. Install on iPad first, make sure everything is OK, then install it on my iPhone. Probably both on the same day, maybe a day apart. I want to beta test it though.
  7. iPhone20 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2014
    This is what i need to see. I'm having a feeling they're going to support 4S too if iOS 9 is not much about features & more performance improvement update like they did with OS X Mavericks.
  8. oldmacs macrumors 68040

    Sep 14, 2010
    If it runs on my iPad 2, I'll do it. Won't put it on my iPhone though as I need it too much. Excited if it does run on older devices and if it does improve performance.
  9. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    That's correct as I've stated I currently have no intentions plus the fact that I'm jail broken too.
  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    People complain about how buggy iOS8 is, I can't imagine wanting to install a beta that could be even buggier on my phone. I need my phone to be operational, and while its cool to see what apple will be doing next, rolling the dice on a beta software just doesn't do it for me.
  11. marvz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2012
    I will try it on my iPad mini since I don't want to spoil my iPhone backups with beta crap. And I also don't want to bother with setting up my iPhone as new only to try a iOS beta 2-3 months earlier. :rolleyes:
  12. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    I will pass.

    I have no secondary device to try this on, and I got burned enough by the ios7 beta (broke the mailbox app, resulting in repeated notifications for several months) that I don't want to risk my daily drivers (both my iPhone and iPad) for what is probably a few days of novelty at most.
  13. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    These comments say a lot about Apples software quality these days where users don't even trust a free offer from Apple. :p

    I won't bite as I won't be able to go back to 7 on my iPad 2.
  14. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2014
    Nop. After iOS 7 public releases I feel like being a beta tester.
  15. sunking101 macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2013
    You're running a beta version of iOS right now☺️
  16. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    The poll results (at least as of right now) are comical and very puzzling! All of the iOS-related forums are full of hatred and venom because of alleged bugs, lag, etc., and yet a large majority is going to install the beta immediately after it becomes available??? :eek: :confused: :rolleyes:
  17. KTK1990 macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2008
    I will try it if it is available for my iPhone 5 and see how it runs on that.
  18. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    I don't want to cause more issues for either my iPhone or iPad, but I'm sure the final release of iOS 9 will be tolerable. Plus going through the beta the whole summer would take the magic out of when it becomes a final release :D

    It all depends on how the beta runs anyway. If it looks pretty smooth and it fixes a HUGE amount of bugs and especially UI lag, I will be very tempted. I doubt it will start off very sweet though lol.

    Do you think they will return the bug reporter app? Since its a public beta people are going to be using the OS as usual where previously developers mainly would be using it to see how their apps run on it. This will result in more thorough usage of all the features, revealing bugs that may have otherwise been left more in the dark only to be found in the final public release. However there's also the fact that people will go "WHATSAPP WONT WORK FACEBOOK WONT WORK THIS RUINNED MY IPHONE" which wouldn't be helpful at all. I just think it could potentially be beneficial for Apple to directly be told about bugs in order to make iOS 9 a better stability update.
  19. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Hopefully someone can report if the public beta is available for the iPad 2/3. That should give us an answer if those devices will receive the public release.
  20. Ferc Kast macrumors regular

    Ferc Kast

    Sep 26, 2012
    Ohio, USA
    Definitely not putting the beta on my iPhone, but I might on my Air 2.
  21. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2012
    New York City
    I think it's going to have separate betas like they did with Yosemite last year. Developer betas and public betas. In that case I'll still test the developer betas instead of the public beta. It gets less updates than the developer betas.
  22. mizxco macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2014
    I second this, they will release no less than DP3, a more "stable" release for the public to test. I'm sure by then this forum will be flooded with posts from non-devs and get a lot of "you expected this" replies.

    I think they should adopt a simple test when you apply for the program. If you fail, it will disencourage you to install.
  23. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    I'm tempted to do it on my iPad Mini 1st gen if it's supported. No way I'll do it on my iPhone 5 since that's my primary device, and it must function properly. Of course if iOS 9 is like its predecessors, then I probably won't want it on either device anyway.

    What I find really interesting is that I did the Yosemite PB on a second partition on my secondary mid-2009 MBP with very few problems. Then I installed it on my main partition for the public release and have experienced slowdowns that were not present before. So I'll be wary of running a beta even if it runs well.
  24. wksj macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2015
    Where's the "Yes, but not on day one" option?
  25. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    Am I !

    How so ?

    I must have missed installing a 'Beta' iOS #

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