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Following the¬†release of iOS 9.1 beta 1 to developers, Apple on Thursday seeded the first beta of iOS 9.1 to public testers. The software is available either over-the-air, for those running the latest iOS 9 beta, or via Apple’s Beta Software Program website.

As announced¬†yesterday, iOS 9.1 will bring about new features for the just-announced iPad Pro, such as support for Apple’s new Smart Keyboard and Pencil accessories. The update¬†also includes support for Unicode 8, which will add¬†several¬†new emoji.

Keep in mind that Apple hasn’t released iOS 9 to the public yet, as it’s been in beta since it was introduced in June. The company did release a GM version of the software yesterday, though, and announced¬†that¬†it will be officially available on September 16.

For those who haven’t been keeping up with things, iOS 9 includes¬†a number of reliability and performance improvements, as well as new features. Among those features are Apple‚Äôs new¬†News app, enhanced Siri and Maps, and new productivity tools for iPad.