iOS 8 is currently reaching its third week of existence since its official launch at WWDC 2014, and the stories behind iOS 8 beta 1 were almost epic. Surely Apple has brought a lot of cool updates to the table with its new version of the operating system, but that didn’t separate it from the fact that it was probably the buggiest beta Apple had ever released. Obviously your mileage may vary, but the cool thing is that the drama behind iOS 8 beta 1 is over.
One of the biggest fixes with iOS 8 beta 2 is the launch of third party applications. With beta 1, many of us experienced crashes with apps returning from sleep mode, and that even included Apple’s own “Settings” application. This update also fixes issues with FaceTime where developers complained of it not working properly in landscape mode. Other fixes also include issues regarding activation, where if you reset your iOS device, you would be prompted to activate it one more time. The list of bug fixes is quite substantial, so bare with us as we dig deeper into the enhancements.
Obviously this is pre-release software and bugs are to be expected, but it does seem that iOS 8 beta 2 is much more usable with current applications that aren’t optimized for iOS 8 than the original beta. We’ll be giving it a try and reporting further.