Our in-house developer received a message pointing to a new iOS 9 update available today on his iPhone 6 Plus, which comes shortly before the Gold Master is expected to go live on Wednesday. Those in the UK have received this message on Sept 7, although many developers in the United States saw an upgrade notice on Sept 6, 2015.
The exact message seen on an iPhone states, “A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 9 beta”. We have also received reports on Twitter that this includes iPad betas as well, but the update menu doesn’t reveal the iOS 9 GM or public release.
It’s not clear why messages are being sent out and then the iOS 9 download is missing. For some developers, they closed the pop-up message too quickly and needed to search social channels to find out what it said.
You can see the exact message above that we can only guess is a server side glitch on Apple’s end. This no doubt signals something going on in preparation for the iOS 9 GM release date expected to go live for download on Wednesday about 12 NOON PST, 8PM UK time.
If you are waiting to download the iOS 9 public update, then sadly you have another 2 weeks yet and this won’t be going live after the iPhone 6S event. The false upgrade message will certainly be confusing some over the schedule, although we’ve published the expected release time for iOS 9 GM in this article.
Did you receive this message on your iPhone or iPad, if so what model are you using?