Apple providing developers with iOS 7.1 beta 2

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.


source: AppleInsider

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36 Comments

25. JMartin22

Posts: 2423; Member since: Apr 30, 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

26. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Trust me he won't stop.

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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

33. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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?

35. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Well played sir.

10. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 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..

23. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

31. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 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?

32. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

34. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 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 ;)

36. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

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

3. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

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

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

5. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 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

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Perfect post +1

14. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

29. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

22. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31800; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hurry up iOS 7.1. The jedii needs you.

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 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

6. stealthd unregistered

Based on your username, your story sounds made up.

8. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 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.

9. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

11. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Nobody irrationally dislikes a company? Welcome to Phonearena.

13. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

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