Apple released a new version of OS X 10.10 to testers yesterday with Yosemite Developer Preview 6 bringing various UI tweaks and a new set of system wallpapers. However, an updated build of iOS 8 was not released to developers just as 9to5Mac had previously reported to expect. A report from BGR this morning claims that an updated iOS 8 build has been distributed to carrier partners for testing and approval, though, and includes internal release notes (below) for the carrier version. Apple released the final developer beta version of iOS 8 earlier this month on August 4th.
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Issues fixed since Seed 5
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Fixed an issue where incorrect pop up message was displayed when SIM was removed
Fixed an issue where clicking on cancel button turned LTE on
Fixed an issue where excessive registration was tried with dual IMSI SIM
Fixed an occasional mail continuity failure from OS X to iOS
Fixed an issue causing continuity to fail after opening control center
Fixed an occasional problem where MT call connection quality would be incorrectly treated as “poor”
Fixed an issue where the active photo cannot be deleted
Fixed a problem where document sync would sometimes consume excessive cellular data
URLs for the store app are no longer broken in received mail
Fixed a problem with excessive prompts to sign in to the iTunes Store
Fixed an intermittent issue keyword shifting when rotating the screen
Fixed an issue where the emoji keyboard was unusable on Safari
Notes are no longer duplicated when opened through Gmail
Fixed an issue where after withdrawing a draft with attachments, browsing to another message resulted in the attachments getting lost
Fixed an issue where forwarding an email without a photo attachment still sends a photo
Fixed an issue when forwarding an email with an attached photo just brought up the original message without a photo
Fixed an issue where email could be deleted from the lock screen without prompting for a passcode
Fixed a problem where maps would sometimes consume excessive cellular data
Added support for SMS relay opt-in prompt
Fixed issue that caused devices to receive SMS via relay for unselected aliases
Fixed failures sending current location via MMS
Fixed an issue where messages partially overlap Chinese keyboards
Fixed an issue where changing a group name didn’t propagate to other devices until a message is sent
Fixed an issue where an incoming call was being relayed back to originating phone
Fixed an issue where options on declining a call didn’t work with call relay
Fixed an issue where edited photos did not display properly after restoring from backup
Improved full screen photo sharing
Set default to keep all photos on device for users with 5GB iCloud space
Fixed an issue where a user could not select multiple photos and upload to Facebook via Safari
Improved push connection management upon account logout with multiple associated devices
Fixed a problem where Exchange push notifications would stop after responding to an invitation from the lock screen
Fixed an issue where a user does not receive a notification for incoming messages when the banner for the previous one is pulled down
Fixed an issue unlocking an iPhone while on an active call
Fixed an issue where the keyboard would sometimes become unresponsive when the screen is locked
Fixed an issue where Voicemail could not be played under certain error conditions
Fixed an issue where Phone App hanged when tried to check Voicemail
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I just hope that the release version (GM) is a lot less buggy than iOS 7 was last year. Having tested each and every iOS 7 beta last year, I was a bit unnerved at how many bugs were present (some still are in iOS) and others took until iOS 7.1 to fix. Let’s hope it’s a lot smoother this time around.
iOS 8 Beta 5 runs great for me… a few apps need work to be compatible, but others the base OS is fairly snappy.
I think it’s fairly solid too – I just hope that the few bugs remaining get sorted out. Last year, there was a lot more irritating bugs that were left in for months after it was released to the public. That’s said, I concede it seems from the beta, iOS 8 is definitely on its way to a much less buggy release. They do need to work on making it a bit less sluggish (as much as they are able) for some of the older devices, like the 4S. Granted those are a lot older, but it’s always nice if those who can’t always afford the latest and greatest get a good experience too.
What about the Hebrew dictation language? :(((
Still no! (Beta 5)
Sure wish they would have released this!
A lot of remaining bugs are addressed in this build, but there are many more. I don’t understand the ideology of saving it all for the GM….unless of course the GM will be just as buggy, which is likely (iOS 7).