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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today announced that iOS 9 will be released to the public on September 16 for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The software update will come preinstalled on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus out of the box when the smartphones launch on September 25.

iOS 9 is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad Pro, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, fifth-generation iPod touch and sixth-generation iPod touch.

iOS 9 was announced last June at WWDC and features a News app, Proactive Suggestions, Low Power Mode, split-screen multitasking on iPad, Apple Maps transit routing, a new systemwide San Francisco font, an optional iCloud Drive app, wireless CarPlay support, a revamped two-factor authentication system, keyboard enhancements, improved security, new developer tools and more.

Article Link: iOS 9 Launching September 16 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch


macrumors 65816
Aug 12, 2015
No thanks.

I'll stick around with the super stable iOS 8.4.1 on my 5s until iOS 9.0.1 is launched, because the beta experiences with the iPhone 5s have been especially bad.

This may change with the GM of 9.0 though. Until I get absolute reassurance that it has, I'll upgrade.


macrumors 68030
May 20, 2011
Biggest excitement for me was the new iCloud pricing. 1TB for 9.99 a month compared to $19.99 is HUGE savings ($120/yr) for me.


macrumors 68030
Apr 21, 2012
Yeah the ios 9 gm is out now.

But so is a 9.1 beta already.

I'll run the gm for a day maybe and then install the 9.1 beta.

Glassed Silver

macrumors 68020
Mar 10, 2007
Kassel, Germany
I don't know if anyone else saw this, but when they were showing off 3D Touch, there was an email on the phone that said, "El Capitan will be released September 30th"
Going by how long much they rehashed, included silly 3rd party shows part of it and talked about some of the news in such a depth as if we were mentally challenged I'm surprised they didn't even properly announce that.


Glassed Silver:mac


macrumors member
Dec 22, 2009
Any word on how iOS 9 runs on older iOS devices?

I have a iPhone 5 and I have not been happy with iOS 8.

iOS 7 ran great on it. I wish I had never updated it.
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