If you’re an iOS 9 developer, you’re probably still smarting for not being a part of the Apple Music launch. The current developer release, iOS 9 beta 2, doesn’t offer full access to the new music streaming service. Relief is on the way.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, has indicated that iOS 9 beta 3 is “coming early next week.” This version will support Apple Music and is also likely to be the first public iOS 9 beta released.
So when will iOS 9 beta 3 arrive?
In 2014 and 2012, respectively, iOS 8 beta 3 and iOS 6 beta 3 arrived 20 days after the first. Given Cue’s comment, however, the iOS 9 beta 3 release should follow the lead of iOS 7 beta 3. In 2013, this version arrived 14 days after the release of iOS 7 beta 2. This suggests that iOS 9 beta 3 should arrive on Tuesday, July 7, alongside the release of watchOS 2 beta 3.
First introduced during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote in June, iOS 9 features a number of under the hood changes, including a revised Notes app. A universal News app is also launching with the release, as is multitasking for iPad. Apple’s iOS 9 should arrive for the public this fall alongside the 2015 iPhone lineup.