Registered Developers receive iOS 8.1 beta 2

Registered Developers receive iOS 8.1 beta 2
Apple has started rolling out iOS 8.1 beta 2 to registered developers. This comes a bit more than a week since the dissemination of iOS 8.1 beta 1. Apple is rumored to be launching iOS 8.1 to consumers on October 20th. This build of Apple's mobile operating system is expected to include Apple Pay, Apple's new mobile payment service.

Based on a screenshot from the update, it appears that iOS 8.1 beta 2 includes "bug fixes and improvements." Some of the issues that the new build is expected to take care of, include a problem maintaining a Bluetooth connection. 

Apple has had problems with iOS 8 right off the bat. It had to remove all HealthKit apps from the App Store, and then released an update. But iOS 8.0.1 disabled Touch ID and the cellular connectivity of some Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus users. So Apple sent out iOS 8.0.2 to fix those problems, but might have opened the door to another issue, as some have reported that their iCloud Drive documents were deleted after installing the update.

source: MacRumors



1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is how things get better

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Seeing as how the last few updates bricked devices, it hopefully can only get better. Any worse and iPhones would just explode spontaneously.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Flash - no iphones got bricked by any update since the dawn of iphones. If you are talking about iOS 8.0.1 blocking cellular - well my wife's iPhone is still on 8.0.1. and her calls are coming thru. I was gonna update as soon as new iOS was out (in one day) but now I'm curious if she ever gets that issue - it's been so long already - still waiting out of curiosity. Here's the thing - every manufacturer has issues big and small with every model. Apple products are the only ones popular enough to hit the news. Imagine an iPhone to add bloatware (even one app from Verizon for example). I could see the headlines now "custers outraged for not able to remove Verizon app from their iPhones" yet android phones are cluttered with bloat. Here's another "Apple users forced to install antimalware and antivirus apps following 7 fake BBM apps that appeared on App Store". Yet that happened in android world before a real BBM app was even available. I got hundreds "Apple to replace Amoled screens for users experiencing burn-in LEDs". Yet Samsung had this issue with Samsung Galaxy lines for years. It happens on android world with every new model like this baby (I got examples for every phone): LG G3. But there is no news coverage. You may say well not all users are affected - well not all users are affected with iOS as well - my wife's ip5 running 8.0.1 is that example. But everyone is acting like of one guy has an issue - then all do.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Oops forgot the link for the LG G3 common problems example:

10. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I stopped taking you serious when you said: "Apple to replace Amoled screens for users experiencing burn-in LEDs" Apple doesn't use AMOLEDs and the high end LCDs don't suffer from "burn-in" only temporary image retention.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

I believe you missed the point - I was referring to common problems with android phones but as if Apple was experiencing these problems - for some reason those android problems don't have the whole world cry foul, but Apple gets news coverage even on local channels regarding every small issue.

14. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

You wrote "I got hundreds of", which at least to me means you have hundreds of complains about it. And OFC Apple gets news coverage for every little issue, honestly it's how it should be considering they get way too much coverage for every little detail of the iPhone, they spend a lot of money on marketing to spread the word about the iPhones and that backfires when issues with the iPhones appears because almost everyone knows what an iPhone is but very few know what an HTC M8 or LG G3 is per example.

16. AlikMalix unregistered

That's fair. But I meant I got hundreds of android problems that got no coverage that I can turn into examples I put above.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31027; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said Mxy, aggressive response bro. All platforms have issues, Apples not waiting around on theirs.

2. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Yep, Apple gives a whole heap of device support especially when it's Apple that breaks the functionality of the device to begin with.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31027; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring it Apple. I love the new aggressive approach to fixes, in response to issues. Normally iOS 8.1 would launch in February. Kudos to Apple on this.

6. jesusnexo unregistered

I think they are being waay to agressive, they rush to fix one problem but end up having another one,

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31027; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep up the good work Apple.

11. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1775; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yea Apple keep rushing these updates with new bugs. GOOD WORK APPLE

12. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Apple just messed up with iOS8 as it has lots of problems even in 8.0.2 version. My iPad mini has lots of bugs and it resets at least once a day. The battery performance is f*cked up as well and it drains so fast. PLEASE just fix it as fast as possible.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31027; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've had absolutely zero issues with iOS 8 on my retina mini. If anything, it's the device that performs best with it. Not calling you a liar by any stretch of the imagination, simply implying that the update can affect devices differently. Hope you have better luck with yours, if the new mini has enough of an upgrade, I'm Craigslisting this one and upgrading.

17. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I hope the fix bugs on Music, Control Center and Notification. I use it a lot.

18. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

When a company like apple sells low specs devices with hyper prices you could expect near perfect performance from it devices without excuses may be a bug or two but not that much of bugs and problems with it's devices . but as usual every OEM'S fan admits and address his OEM problems faults except iFans always give excuses and even not admit the problems in their IDevices because they think that they fool everyone but actually they fool themselves , very pathetic iZombies :)

19. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

"low specs devices" You imply the iphone is a mid-range phone, perhaps you should try out one for a while before you complain about the specs.

20. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

i tried some of apple devices and i even have one of them so i know what i say and i mean it

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