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

Will you sign up for public iOS 9 beta?

  • Yes! On day one.

    Votes: 90 53.6%
  • Maybe.

    Votes: 31 18.5%
  • Want to but can't install it on my primary device.

    Votes: 9 5.4%
  • No. I'd rather wait for polished version.

    Votes: 38 22.6%

  • Total voters
    168
  • Poll closed .

iPhone20

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Jul 28, 2014
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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?
 

sanke1

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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.
 

thedeejay

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

bandofbrothers

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Oct 14, 2007
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Hi


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.
 

iPhone20

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Jul 28, 2014
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Hi


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.
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:
 

iamMacPerson

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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.
 

iPhone20

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Jul 28, 2014
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Yes. I am interested to know how they carry on about fixing bugs and improving performance on older devices.
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.
 

oldmacs

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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.
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.
 

bandofbrothers

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

maflynn

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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.
 

marvz

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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:
 

Abazigal

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Jul 18, 2011
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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.
 

Rodster

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May 15, 2007
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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.
 

newellj

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Oct 15, 2014
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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:
 

XTheLancerX

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Aug 20, 2014
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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.
 

Rodster

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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.
 

Am3r1ca16

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Jul 17, 2012
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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.
 

mizxco

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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.
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.
 

KUguardgrl13

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May 16, 2013
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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.