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Some users of the beta version of the forthcoming iOS 9 for the Apple iPhone and iPad are taking to social media with reports of a system alert that the full version of the new mobile operating system is now available.
The bad news is that it’s probably just a glitch, per this tweet from the Apple bloggers extraordinaire at 9to5Mac:
Many readers reporting false update on iOS 9 beta. Likely a glitch. pic.twitter.com/3sWdaTz9yt
— 9to5Mac (@9to5mac) September 6, 2015
Indeed, those getting the alert report that no update is actually available from the iPhone’s Settings menu, where you usually download new versions of iOS:
Yep, I got this this morning. No update. Just bug. https://t.co/FahClB5jH0
— M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) September 6, 2015
The good news is that this means that Apple is more likely than ever to announce the official release of iOS 9 at its September 9 event in San Francisco this week.
The Apple rumor mill holds that iOS 9 will go out to users of the iOS beta on Wednesday, after the event, with a release to the general public a week later on September 16.
The new iOS 9 adds a bunch of cool new features, including a smarter Siri with more awareness of context, a beautiful new News app, and public-transit directions in the much-maligned Apple Maps.