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This article was published on September 9, 2015


iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 will be available to download on September 16

iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 will be available to download on September 16
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

As expected, Apple today announced a release date for both iOS 9 and WatchOS 2: September 16.

iOS 9 was first announced at WWDC earlier this year, and includes a number of new features, such as split screen support for the iPad, predictive Siri, content blockers for Safari and more.

The ‘gold master’ of iOS 9 has been made available for registered developers to test their apps on ahead of the release and can be downloaded now, if you can’t wait, by paying the $99 developer fee.

Meanwhile, WatchOS 2 brings animated wallpapers, third-party complications, and native apps. Previously, third-party apps were basically streamed from your iPhone, making them slower than necessary.

The company demoed some of the powerful new native apps coming the Apple Watch, including Facebook Messenger, an iTranslate app and a viewfinder for GoPro cameras.

Don’t miss: Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

 

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