Image: Mashable composite Apple The first public beta for iOS 9 is now available for regular users to download and install. To access the consumer beta, sign up with their Apple ID at beta.apple.com. If you’re planning to do so, remember as with the previous OS X public betas that you’re installing beta software on your device.
The beta, which comes a day after Apple seeded iOS 9 beta 3 to developers, offers adventurous users a chance to check out iOS 9 on their iPhones, iPod touches or iPads before it is officially released this fall.
If you’re planning to do so, remember— as with the previous OS X public betas — that you’re installing beta software on your device. At this point, the software is stable enough to test, but Apple still recommends users install it on a secondary iOS device.
iOS 9 brings a new News app on iPad, advanced battery savings feature for power management, a new multi-tasking design and enhanced Siri features.
Stay tuned for our hands-on with the iOS 9 public beta, including looks at the new News app, later today. Read more…