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Apple is working on iOS 8.4 and it sounds like the major update music lovers have been waiting for

Published Feb 9th, 2015 3:35PM EST
Apple iOS 8.4 Development

It’s been just hours since the official release of the first iOS 8.3 beta, but the next update for Apple’s latest mobile OS is already well underway. Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac reports that iOS 8.4, codenamed Copper, is set to launch shortly after the release of the Apple Watch in April.

DON’T MISS: Apple releases the first beta of iOS 8.3 to developers

In other words, we’re still a ways out from the release of iOS 8.4, but it might be more substantial than bug fixes and performance enhancements. According to 9to5Mac’s source, Apple will bundle the Beats Music streaming service with the upcoming release, something that has been hinted at for the past several months.

9to5Mac concedes that the major features of 8.4 might simply be carried over into the full iOS 9 release this fall, but it wouldn’t be shocking to see Apple push Beats into the spotlight as soon as it was able to. After all, Beats is reported to be a major part of the iOS Music app when it finally relaunches.

Stay tuned for more news on iOS updates in the coming weeks and months as Apple prepares for 2015’s big product launches.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.