First Public Beta Of iOS 9.2.1 Released For iPhone, iPad And iPod


Apple rolled out its first iOS 9.1.2 beta to developers yesterday. Just a day after, the company decided to release the update to public beta testers. Judging by the name, iOS 9.2.1 is a minor upgrade, probably containing bug fixes and several under the hood improvements. Henceforth, it cannot be regarded as a major upgrade that might bring overhaul changes.

iOS 9.2.1 Public Beta Released

Previously we have covered in detail, the changes part of the iOS 9.2.1 beta update for developers. The beta update packs minor improvements for older iPhones such as the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5s. However, it does not contain any gigantic changes that some users might expect. Do check out the impact of iOS 9.2.1 beta update on older iPhones. Overall, the boot up speed is increased and a wee bit of faster app launch time. Possibly the update will include fixes to any issues found in the iOS 9.2 update.

At this point in time, it is unclear what the update is all about. It is possible that it comes preloaded with bug fixes and minor improvements, but we could be wrong. Apple could sink in a little surprise feature that might not be visible to the naked eye. Nonetheless, all in the name of performance enhancement, the update could prove out to be beneficial for older devices. On the other hand, it can focus on the sluggish behavior of older iPads or iPods as well.

The iOS 9.2.1 public beta is available to download from Apple's public beta testing program. If you are not a member of the public beta program, then sadly, you cannot have any access to it. However, if you are ever eager to try it out, you can sign up with your details by heading over to Apple's beta testing website. Providing your personal information for public beta would also allow you to access early OS X releases as well. However, you do need to have a Mac to do that.

If you are interested in installing the public beta, then we would prefer you to do it on a device that is not your daily driver. Probably, installing it on an older device would suffice, unless you want to test the update. More beta versions are yet to be released, before the company finally makes it an official public release.

This is it for now, folks. What do you think about the public beta? Are you willing to install it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod? Let us know in the comments.