Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 beta 2 For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Apple releases iOS 8.4.1 beta 2 For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch


Apple has released an updated build of iOS 8.4.1 for registered developers to test on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 8.4.1 beta 2 features build number 12H318 and comes just over two weeks after the initial beta version.


While the initial beta of iOS 8.4.1 didn’t feature any noticeable changes, the X.X.1 label suggests it is primarily an under-the-hood update to iOS 8.4 without feature or visual changes. iOS 8.4 launched in late June and introduced Apple Music with Beats 1 to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Not much is known about the changes in iOS 8.4.1, though it seems likely that it will fix bugs that cropped up with the release of iOS 8.4 at the end of last month.

iOS 8.4 also delivered a number of other changes including an iBooks app for CarPlay that supports audiobook playback, iBooks Author and textbook support on iPhone, and more.

iOS 8.4.1 beta 2 is billed as build 12H318, and can be downloaded as an OTA update for those running the first iOS 8.4.1 beta, and likely via Apple’s Developer center once it’s been updated.

iOS 8.4.1 finds itself in a rather strange position. Many analysts and technology insiders believed that the public release of iOS 8.4 would have been the last version available for iOS 8 considering iOS 9 is currently in an advanced state of development with both developers and the general public providing continuous feedback. However, it seems that although iOS 9 is likely to see a fall release with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple is not yet ready to turn its back on iOS 8 and is continuing to engage developers in an attempt to fine tune the current iOS experience as much as possible.

As far as jailbreak is concerned, rumor has it that Apple has already patched TaiG’s iOS 8.4 exploits with beta 1 of 8.4.1, though there is no 100% confirmation of that as yet.

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