I know, I know... This probably looks like another idiot complaining that the beta of all things is buggy. I know right? ZOMG WHATS THE POINT OF A BUGGY BETA??!?!?

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But, I think this is a worthy question. And besides, I am pretty convinced it's not a bug. No, I am positive. I use an iPod Touch fifth generation, and am painfully aware of how ancient the processor is. I downloaded the iOS 9 public beta the other day, because after all, I had nothing to lose if the iPod 6 is coming tomorrow😊 And it has gone surprisingly well! But I noticed that some of the features they advertise for iOS 9 are not there. Like the Smart Search thingy when you swipe right on the first page of the home screen. And also, I don't know if this is supposed to be a iPhone 6 only feature, but I am missing the Low Power Mode switch in settings.

I don't know if these features are supposed to be released later in a future beta release, if it's a problem with my A5 processor, or if I missed the memo on some information that would be fun to have at the moment. But I've held of from providing Apple with feedback yet, because I am pretty sure it's my fault somewhere or another... Anyway, if you are having a similar experience or have some blindingly obvious information that I overlooked, let me know. Thanks!

Ok, hold the iPhone!

Now, I understand why(maybe) my question has received down votes. Because I am discussing software that "hasn't been released to the public". However, I disagree. It is, in fact, and say it with me: a public beta. The key word there is public. In case you didn't notice the italic font I used there. Now, technically, and this article proves it: Are iOS 10, macOS 10.12, watchOS 3 or tvOS 10 (beta) questions OK?

Look at the excepted answer. What happens next will shock and amaze you.

We do have precedent for allowing questions on software that is released in a beta status so if/when these OS versions get a wider release (perhaps as part of the OS X Beta seed program), we may have to revisit whether to have the policy relaxed with respect to software that is pre-release.

That when, Ladies and gentlemen, is NOW. Like it or not.

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  • @Daniel Ok, great. There are like five answers. and a lot of them say different things. I say, NO. That site does not have an answer. It has five different answers all saying different things, and no action was taken. Commented Jul 20, 2015 at 4:38

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I personally answered the "yes" and "no" responses, so voting on them is out of my hands. Should I be a tie breaker, I'm likely to fall on "yes - let's try opening beta software for a trial" but ideally, the community will vote overwhelmingly for one answer to not need one moderator's tie breaker at all.

  • "Welcome to Ask Different" Ha! You seem to have me all figured out! Thanks for the info! I will look into the OS-On topic-NDA changes article. Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 3:39

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