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Apple providing developers with iOS 7.1 beta 2

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Apple providing developers with iOS 7.1 beta 2
Developers who write for iOS can now receive iOS 7.1 beta 2 from Apple's developer website. Those with test devices are receiving it OTA, and the software is identified as build 11D5115d. The update is not for general consumer use and developers are getting the software for testing purposes only. The last publicly released update was iOS 7.0.4, which was sent out last month to repair a bug related to FaceTime that dropped calls using the video chat application.

Last month, Apple released the first beta of iOS 7.1 and while that release was supposed to fix a bug that made iTunes Match load up a music library slower than it should, that bug remains on the changelist for beta 2. In addition, iTunes Match users should have an easier time accessing their tunes from the cloud after installing the new version of the OS. Apple has also relocated certain settings with the "Touch ID & Passcode" option moved to the main menu of "Systems". And in between "Sounds" and "Privacy" you will now find setting options for Touch ID and lockscreen passcodes. In addition, Apple has told those iOS code jocks that the Diagnostics & Usage Data menu in Settings is where they will find crash logs.

A few bugs remain in iOS 7.1 beta 2, such as one that prevents audiobooks from playing. That doesn't sound too good. Neither does the word from Apple that iCloud Keychain might not be able to be supported when setting up a new iCloud account. Also, 32-bit apps running on 64-bit devices like the Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPad Air and the Apple iPad with Retina display are having problems connecting with Bluetooth devices. Which means that we might have a while to go before the general release of iOS 7.1 sees the light of day.

Apple is releasing iOS 7.1 beta 2 to developers

Apple is releasing iOS 7.1 beta 2 to developers


source: AppleInsider

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posted on 13 Dec 2013, 21:45 4

1. apple4never (Posts: 931; Member since: 08 May 2013)


iOS updates screwed up my dads ip5 my friends ip5 and my gf's ip5s they all lost contacts notes and some pics all of them backed up to iTunes but they won't re appear

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 22:53 14

6. stealthd (Posts: 925; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Based on your username, your story sounds made up.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 23:07 4

8. LordCaedus (Posts: 48; Member since: 01 Nov 2013)


Actually, I can corroborate that story. It happened to two of my friends. It not only removed them from their iPhones but from their iCloud backup as well. It was not pretty.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 23:10 4

9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I believe his username is an outcome of Apple's failure. Nobody irrationally dislikes a company.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 23:35 5

11. ihavenoname (Posts: 1309; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Nobody irrationally dislikes a company? Welcome to Phonearena.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 23:47 4

13. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Well, everyone's got to have a reason. I for one hate Apple's arrogance, their pricing, their corruption and most of all the Apple fanboyism.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 00:35 6

15. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Sounds like an irrational reason. Apple is just acting exactly like a publicly traded company is required to act. High pricing for maximum profits cashing in on its brand name created by advertising. Outsourcing work to the cheapest possible places.

(Hint: Every other OEM does the exact same thing)

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 01:46 1

16. Dowson (unregistered)


Kid, go back in the uncorrupted corea and buy some plastic slaps from your no overpriced bad China copy by Sammy. Please also destroy your citizenship.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 03:05

17. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


And...this is why we hate Apple. Abusive fanboys like you really need to take a chill pill.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 07:51

20. ihavenoname (Posts: 1309; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


You are abusive anti-fanboy if you haven't noticed. People love Apple, so get over it.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 04:06 1

24. JakeLee (Posts: 803; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Who's "we"?

Still believing more RAM will accelerate EL handling of CPUs?

Why don't you believe more RAM in your suXperia in your pocket makes you smarter then?

You are one of so many singing the same song why iPhone sucks - all nothing more than vague superstitions.

I could list tons of technical issues that make Android so inefficient, laggy and insecure, and how it will suffer during the upcoming transition to 64-bit. I partially did already.

Now do tell me. What's so bad about iOS from your own experience?

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 00:56

21. JakeLee (Posts: 803; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


And that makes you a nobody.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 21:48 3

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 10278; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hurry up iOS 7.1. The jedii needs you.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 21:52 4

3. Lycan155 (Posts: 78; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Man i dunno why but i really fell in love with everything associated with apple :) best of luck to you great apple !

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 22:03 3

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 10278; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Great company, great products, great customer service, great resale value. What's not to like? +1

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 22:07 1

5. Lycan155 (Posts: 78; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Thats totally true my friend ;) i own an iphone and im never gonna switch from it but for tablets i always go with samsung tablets ( galaxy note 10.1 ) because i can do more with it like downloading things from internet easily movies foe examples and having a micro sd and so on , hope you get me

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 22:55 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 10278; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sure do, different fits for different people. Pity others don't understand that. Samsung tablets are very good. +1

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 23:38 3

12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1309; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Exactly. Choose whatever you like, if you like it best, it's best on the market (for you).

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 07:25

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 10278; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Perfect post +1

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 00:27 2

14. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Customer Service is the real difference.

The first time you walk out with a brand new replacement from an Apple Store the same day you break your iPhone makes it impossible to switch.

Carrier insurance plans are garbage. Dealing with OEM's over faulty devices can take weeks AND you have to switch to the ENV2 in your phone drawer.

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 07:27

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10278; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly what apple did for me, after breaking my ip5. Nice shiny new one. +1

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 14:33

29. Taters (Posts: 2648; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol sigh you if and. You paid for the price of 3 iPhone and more if you consider how much they milk you on the appstore and for accessories. You paid for 3 iPhones and you only got 2. That's not customer service. That is good PR that is designed to fool suckers like you, strudel, and Jake Lee.

You pretty much paid for an extended warranty that 90% of you don't use and they still have the audacity to offer apple care on top of that.

Newsflash, other companies don't offer you new phones because they only charge you for one phone, not 3.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 01:10 1

22. JakeLee (Posts: 803; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Apple is pretty much the only company in the world that amazes me.

Instead of trying to impress customers with tons of fancy features hardly anyone is asking for, Apple always shows the whole industry how to implement new features in a way that customers benefit the most of.

"New is easy, right is hard"

That's what I love about Apple.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 12:37

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 10278; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Now that's a good post. I have to agree with that, touch ID immediately comes to mind. +1

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 23:29 1

10. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


Its high time Apple should allow developers to code for iOS with Windows/Linux. There is always 3rd party.. but nothing is better than the official..

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 01:18 2

23. JakeLee (Posts: 803; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


That's hardly possible.
iOS and OSX share too many components.

The same applies to Android. You can develop with SDK and NDK on Windows, but building projects takes considerably longer than on Linux or OSX due to cygwin.

And for the actual AOSP or PDK development, you *need* 64-bit Linux anyway.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 21:52

31. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


I have not been much to AOSP development.. I am mainly focusing myself on app development recently. BTW, JakeLee, have you been developing custom Android builds?

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 23:01 1

32. JakeLee (Posts: 803; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


I used to be an app developer for both Android and iOS, and now I'm working on AOSP itself with a SoC company.
So the answer would be both yes and no. It's indeed a custom build, but won't be released as a custom ROM but as a genuine one from an OEM. I may not reveal which one though.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 05:57

34. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


I understand what you mean. Good luck and yes, try your best to make the build less laggy (memory efficient) and as attractive as stock android (i don't indicate a clone)!! :P ;)

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 21:58 1

36. JakeLee (Posts: 803; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


That's exactly my job. Making things run faster through optimizations. However, the memory management is none of my responsibility, just the arithmetics.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 05:29

25. JMartin22 (Posts: 749; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


JakeLee, you're like a circus show that's coming down around everyone with this outrageous defensive cry for all things Apple. Maybe you need a break from this place

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 07:24 1

26. JakeLee (Posts: 803; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


And what about you? I'm just telling technical facts. If you want to refute my arguments, just do the same and stop attacking me.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 12:38

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 10278; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Trust me he won't stop.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 14:34

30. Taters (Posts: 2648; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


What facts? All I hear are baseless opinions about how crazy Apple is from you.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 23:05 1

33. JakeLee (Posts: 803; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Download AOSP and study SKIA and Surface Flinger at codeaurora.org

Then we could discuss about Android.

Download and study the technical reference manual PDFs about ARMv7 and ARMv8 at infocenter.arm.com

Then you will understand what I've been talking about.

D'accord?

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 17:27

35. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Well played sir.

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