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iOS 9 release pinned down and full compatibility list

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The dust is finally starting to settle after yesterday’s Apple event. Just as we expected, the GM version (final beta build) of iOS 9 was seeded to developers, and we finally heard about the iOS 9 release to existing iOS devices. The iOS 9 release date has been pinned down, we have a compatibility list, and there’s already some iOS 9.1 beta news.

Apple stated that the iOS 9 public release date will be September 16, so that’s a day to mark on your calendar if you’ve been waiting for this update. This is a free software update and it will be compatible with the following existing devices —

iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5S
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPod touch 5th gen
iPod touch 6th gen
iPad 2,
iPad 3,
iPad 4,
iPad Air
iPad Air 2
iPad mini
iPad mini 2
iPad mini 3

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus, the iPad Pro, and iPad mini 4 that were all announced yesterday will also be running iOS 9. The update brings a wealth of new features and improvements to Apple’s mobile operating system. These include app enhancements including the new Apple News app and new Transit View for Maps, new ways to multitask on iPad, improvements to Siri, and a whole lot more. You can see further details at this Apple page.

Note that not all of the features of the iOS 9 release will be available for all regions. You can check out iOS 9 feature availability here. While many of us can’t wait to get to grips with iOS 9, developers are already taking a look at iOS 9.1 after Apple also seeded the first beta to them yesterday. When we hear more about iOS 9.1 beta 1 we’ll be back with further news.

Are you eager to try out the new features and enhancements offered with iOS 9? Will you be updating your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad on iOS 9 release date, or maybe you’ll wait to avoid the rush? Drop us your comments in the box below.