You'll be able to play with the next major version of iOS in just one week.

Apple is currently live at its event in San Francisco, where it has finally given iOS 9 an official release date. The software will become available on 16 September. It'll roll out across the world on that date.

One of the biggest new features in iOS 9 is the new multitasking mode, which will allow you to view and interact with two apps at once, side by side. There's also a picture-in-picture mode that lets you play video while using other apps. Oh, and Siri now comes with contextual reminders based on time and location. You can see an entire round-up of new iOS 9 features here.

Apple said iOS 9 is a free software update, of course, and it's compatible with iPhone 4S and later, iPod Touch fifth-generation and later, iPad 2 and later, as well as iPad Mini and later. Upgrades typically release around 1pm EST, so expect iOS 9 to roll out at that time.

Meanwhile, visit Pocket-lint's iOS 9 hub for more of the latest news, reviews, and analysis on Apple's mobile operating system.