It Seems That Apple Will Release iOS 8.4 And iOS 9 Beta 2 On The Same Date
Due to recent reports iOS 8.4 release date will be next week. On June 22, Apple company seeded iOS 8.4 GM (Golden Master), which was candidate software for release, to registered developers. Apple also planned to launch iOS 9 beta 2 for Monday but the report says the company bumped back the new iOS 9 beta seed another week on June 29. Though two week intervals have basically been the standard for most betas.
The iOS 8.4 GM will succeed iOS 8.4 beta 4 and as reports say will most likely be the final pre-release version before the software update will be pushed to public. Apple Music for iOS devices requires iOS 8.4, so the update should be launched for all users within the next eight days, with the new streaming music service built into the revamped stock Music app. Rumors say that Apple Music may include Taylor Swift’s latest album following public criticism of Apple’s payment policy and a quick reversal on the company’s part.
Apple Music was announced earlier this month as an all-in-one streaming music service, live global radio station. This new music service will be a great social underground for artists to connect with their fans. Users will pay $9.99 per month for the subscription-based service after a three-month free trial for iOS devices, Mac and PC. Reports say that Apple TV and Android versions of this service will be available for users later this fall.
Meantime, iOS 9 was first introduced two weeks ago during WWDC 2015. But Apple most likely will release iOS 9 beta 2 next Monday on June 29.
Both iOS 8.4 release date and iOS 9 beta 2 will bring some new features and enhancements to iOS devices. iOS 8.4’s focus is on the new Music app and support for Apple Music. iOS 9 includes the new Music app, but also adds other features such as Intelligent Search, Siri improvements, Proactive information, a new app switcher, deep app linking, iPad split-screen multitasking, and more.