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Apple issues second iOS 9.1 public beta, launches iPhone 6s iOS 9.0.1 update

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Apple on Thursday provided public beta testers with their second build of iOS 9.1, and also launched the iOS 9.0.1 update tailored for the soon-to-debut iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The second iOS 9.1 public beta comes just one day after it was provided to developers for testing. Users are advised to not install beta software on their daily machine, as it frequently features bugs that Apple intends to fix before public launch.

Apple also released iOS 9.0.1 on Wednesday for current handsets, but Thursday the company made available for download update files for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Both handsets will make their way into the hands of consumers on Friday, presumably running iOS 9.0, meaning users will need to update once the device is out of the box.

iOS 9.0.1 fixes a number of smaller issues in Apple's latest mobile operating system, including:

  • Addresses an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating
  • Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play
  • Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted
  • Fixes an issue where some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data

As for the iOS 9.1 beta, its main feature discovered thus far is support for Unicode 8, featuring a number of new emoji, including a taco, burrito unicorn, middle finger, and a November launch.