iOS 8 Beta 2 Now Available For Download

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  1. chris

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    Apple has just released iOS 8 beta 2. The changelog is one of the longest I've seen in recent history. Those running iOS 8 shouldn't be surprised, given the extremely buggy performance. Not a complaint, but an observation.

    If you are a developer, you can grab it on the portal.
     
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    Interesting, it's not showing up for me OTA. Downloading now from the developer portal.

    This has be more stable, right?:eek:
     
  3. chris

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    Podcasts is preinstalled. Waiting for Preview and Text Edit next. Starting to pile up apps. Not good, especially for those of us with 16GB iPhones.
     
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    Those spammy redirects from a webpage to the App Store. Killed in iOS 8 beta 2, at least when you use Safari.
     
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    OTA now working. I just started my download.
     
  6. Ledsteplin

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    I don't care a thing about podcasts. They must have a lot of ads they want to force on us.
     
  7. FuelieNova

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    I am going to download when I get home, hope it is a little less buggy....
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  8. chris

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    I found iOS 8 beta 1 was more buggy than iOS 7, which was a major rewrite.
     
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    I agree Chris... I have been having some bad Bluetooth issues. But I heard a report while ago that those still have not been addressed. Oh well. I'll download tonight anyway. :)
     
  10. chris

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    It lists this in the changelog:
    Bluetooth
    Known Issue
    The CoreBluetooth State Preservation & Restoration feature does not work. If your application is jetsammed while in the background performing long-term action(s) with CoreBluetooth, those applications will cease and the application will not be restored.

    It doesn't say anything about being fixed in beta 2.
     
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    iPads now have predicative text. I don't know if I'll be able to get used to it. It's pretty distracting.
     
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    Facebook app can play videos again.
     
  13. ZR_Yancy

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    Full screen photos are back!

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    Badge animation
     
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    Badge animation?
     
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    When I had missed call, I checked my log and when I went back to the home screen, the badge had a shrinking animation until it disappeared. I didn't notice that on previous iOS versions.
     
  17. silvermoon

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    I know this question has probably been asked before but if I'm interested in testing out the beta, what are the steps I need to take? I don't have an iOS developer account. Does the beta get installed on the same decide that already has 7.1 on it? I'm wondering about stability with iOS 8.
     
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    Don't install the beta on your daily driver because you'll end up complaining about instability. Install it on an iDevice you don't rely on to work well every day.
     
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    I just have one device so I'll have to wait to do testing or until I get a second device.
     
  20. JoeT

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    What amazes me is how they can go from fully-functioning features in iOS7 to buggier versions of the same features in iOS8. I expect affected features to perhaps have issues - like the keyboard covering up text entries a lot of the time now. But features that haven't (theoretically) been touched? Half the time, I cannot slide to accept phone calls, I can't bring up the lock screen, and I can only connect to my stereo in the car on a good day. As a part-time developer myself, I am struggling to understand how some of these beats even made beta status.

    Part of me thinks that Apple partially cripples these things to discourage adoption by non-devs.

    This is also the Beta that seems to have the widest variety of problems that affect only some users. Many of the complaints that I have seen from people are ones that I am not experiencing and vice versa.
     

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