New iOS 9 Beta with Apple Music Coming Next Week


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Apple released its much-awaited music streaming service–called Apple Music–last night. Since then early reviews have been very positive. Anyone with an iOS device capable of running iOS 8.4 or with a Mac or a PC with the latest version of iTunes can grab a free three month trial of Apple Music today.

But one major group of people were let off of the Apple Music bandwagon: developers. That’s because many developers had already updated to the first beta of iOS 9, which excluded support for Apple Music since the beta was released before Apple Music launched on June 30th.

But that is set to be remedied next week, as Apple’s VP of Internet Software and Services confirmed on Twitter. Replying to a developer’s tweet Cue revealed that the next iOS 9 beta will drop “early next week”.

Cue has also been answering other queries on Twitter about Apple Music, including confirming that the bit rate of streamed songs vary depending on whether you are listening on Wi-Fi or cellular and that user can indeed easily turn off auto-renewing subscriptions so they aren’t billed automatically when their three month Apple Music trial ends.

As for the news about the iOS 9 beta, non-developers should be happy to hear it will support Apple Music as well. Why? Because later this month Apple will release a public beta of iOS 9 to interested users. This will allow non-developers to install and test iOS 9 on their iOS devices before the official release this fall. iOS 9 beta support for Apple Music will ensure that testers have all the features that they are used to on the latest, stable, iOS 8.4.

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