According to several social media reports, iOS 9 beta testers reported a false upgrade alert for a new version of the incoming mobile OS. Tech experts reassured us that the alert was probably a software bug since the fully functional version of the iOS is slated to be launched this week.
Users confirmed that the alert may be a glitch because they weren’t able to download a new version of the iOS from the Settings Menu tab as they did with previous versions. Hopefully, the glitch may mean that Apple is ready to launch iOS 9 this Wednesday in San Francisco, as it has promised to.
Besides some major updates to its voice recognition software and Apple Maps, the new iOS version would be compatible with older devices including iPhone 4 headsets and iPad 2. Although the move is new for the company, Apple promised that iOS 9 won’t slow down older devices.
Apple developers explained that the new version of the mobile operating system is focused on security and performance, so users of older Apple devices would have no problem in running the software on those machines.
This summer, iPhone maker provided iPhone users with the opportunity of signing up for a beta test program of its operating system. It is the first time iPhone users were allowed to have a preview of the iOS before its official release date.
But beta versions of any new software usually come with glitches and bugs that are solved in the final version. They are also less polished than the final version is. Apple’s beta program was released in July and every user with an Apple ID was eligible for it. Beta testers were also able to test OS X El Capitan for Mac during the program.
Tech experts believe that Apple changed its stance on how its operating system is tested because more testers mean that there is less chance of bugs and glitches to occur in the final version. The move also helps the company gain a larger loyal fan base because Apple fans feel that they contributed to maintaining the company’s product quality standards.
Apple’s iOS 9 comes with important new features including an app called Apple News which is designed to sift through various online news sources and pull in the most relevant stories into a virtual magazine.
iOS 9 also brings a major update to Apple Maps by adding public transit routes, while Siri is now more contextualized. Siri would use artificial intelligence algorithms to learn more about you and be able to make better suggestions in other apps.
iOS 9 is expected to be revealed Wednesday (Sept. 9), while the general public will have access to it Sept. 16.
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