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Apple releases first public beta of iOS 9

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Only one day after the third beta release of iOS 9 for developers, Apple launches the first such build for the public.

Apple released the third beta build of iOS 9 for developers yesterday and today they finally unleashed the first public beta, a build that can be easily downloaded by both devs and end-users. Preview and pre-beta editions have been around for a while, but this is the first time when the public can download and install a build without any headaches. 

The download process is quite simple - once the signup process ends, those interested can install the consumer beta of iOS 9 straight from beta.apple.com. All they need to do is login using their Apple ID, and then choose iOS 9, go to Getting Start and follow the instructions. 

The iOS 9 beta update has no less than 213 MB, and its highlights include Apple Music and a new Apple News app. As it usually happens with such early releases, Apple recommends to install it on secondary devices as various problems may occur, although it is highly unlikely to end up with a bricked device.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07- 9 (Update: 2015-07- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.