Following its two-week beta update cycle, Apple has officially released the fourth iteration of iOS 8 Beta (build 12A4345d) to registered developers, packing loads of new bug-fixes and UI ameliorations for iCloud, Messages and Email. iOS 8 Beta 5 comes with a revamped text-prediction toggle & Wifi calling indicator. Moreover, this Beta brings faster access to Spotlight and moves Spirometry data types to HealthKit.
Exactly two weeks after the release of iOS 8 Beta 3, Apple has officially seeded the fourth Beta of iOS 8 (build 12A4331d) to registered developers and beta-testers for iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 5th Generation and Apple TV 3rd Generation. If you already happen to have a dev account registered with Apple then you can download it from there. If not, you can get the IPSW file of iOS 8 Beta 4 for your iDevice via the direct download links given below.
Apart from the usual bug-fixes and performance optimisations, iOS 8 Beta 4 (2A4331d) comes with new app, named Tips, which can guide newbies through the various new features of iOS 8. You can even like and share these tips with your friends through Facebook, Mail, Message or Twitter. In addition to this, Apple has also overhauled the layout of its native iOS apps. [Read more…]
Apple has officially started seeding out the third iteration of iOS 8 Beta (build 12A4318c) for its iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini with Retina, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPod Touch 5th Generation iDevices – bringing a slew of UI improvements, security updates and feature enhancements for inbuilt Apple apps.
If your device already happens to run one of the previous betas of iOS 8 (Beta 1 or Beta 2), then you’ll be able receive this update via OTA. Otherwise, you can download the IPSW for this Beta using the direct download links given below. [Read more…]
Apple has officially started seeding out iOS Beta 2 (build 12A4297e) for its iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and the iPod Touch 5G devices, implementing several bug fixes, performance enhancements as well as a bunch of new features. You can download this update either through the iOS dev centre or via the direct download links given below (if don’t happen to be a registered Apple developer).
Apple iOS Beta 2 brings a slew of changes for built-in apps, keyboard, Mail and Messages. The detailed changelog is as follows:
- Enhanced OS X integration through Continuity
- QuickType keyboard for iPad
- Safari now blocks appstore-redirecting ads
- Pinch to Tab feature in Safari
- iCloud Photos enhancement
- Pre-installed Podcast app
- Apps arranged in the appstore in the order of their purchase date
- New “Raise to Listen” function for messages
- Revamped Notifications
- App Battery Usage in Settings