iOS 9 support

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  1. scifan57

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Apple has just announced that iOS 9 will be supported on all devices that can run iOS 8, including the iPad 2. That means that by September, when iOS 9 is released, the iPad 2 will have lasted through 6 major iOS versions, from iOS 4 to iOS 9.
     
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  2. J. A.

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    I was surprised when this was announced. I had supposed the older devices would be left out this year.
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not this time, it seems. Of course, the iPad 2 won't be seeing the most advanced new features of iOS 9.
     
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    What other manufacturers do that, I wouldn't think any, Apple are great.
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I know, you could buy an Android phone and have it no longer supported less than a year later.
     
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    Typical support for an Android device is 18 months... this includes the Google Nexus devices as well.




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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's if you buy it when it first comes out. If you buy it later, you'll have less time.
     
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    So true. The moto device I used to use still stays at Android 2.3 while iPhone 4s gets an iOS 9!
     
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    Let's hope they get 9 right, so I can finally upgrade from 7 on my 5C!
    I will still wait until the first upgrade (9.1) for the bugs to get worked out.
     
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    What's wrong with iOS 8.3? I certainly haven't had any problems with it on my 5c.




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    Based on IOS 7 working well for me, and the imminent arrival of 9, it does not make sense to me to install, adjust to 8, and then repeat for 9.
    Plus, if 9 is truly customized for older devices, it may work better on my phone than any version of 8.
     
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    iOS 8 is also customized for older devices. There was an update that made sure iPad 2 and iPhone 4s could work with the software without problems. Additionally, 8.3 came with many bug fixes.
     
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    I want to update my iPhone to the iOS 9. There are many amazing features.
     
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    Welcome to iPhoneForums, Alice0301!

    iOS 9 isn't available yet, just the public beta version, or a beta version, if you're a registered developer. The software will be published in autumn.

    If you wish to use it now, you should be aware that there still are bugs that need to be fixed.

    Here's the link for the public beta version: Apple Beta Software Program
    You'll have to sign up with the Apple ID on your iPhone. Then you'll find the instructions how to install iOS 9 on your device on the next page.
     
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    Also, depending on which iPhone you have, all the iOS 9 features may not be available.
     
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