ios 8

Soon after Apple unveiled iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 on June 2nd it released the first beta of the new software. Its going to be a long beta program before iOS 8 is ready for public release this fall. Developers will test out the software and report any kinks they find to Apple so that they may be taken care of. The beta program progresses today to its second stage as iOS 8 beta 2 download is now available for all developers.

Unfortunately the beta program is not open to the public so only registered developers get access to the software. The temptation is always great to try all of the new features that Apple has introduced ahead of everyone else and even though there are unofficial methods to install beta software do keep in mind that you have no recourse should anything go awry.

Developers who have their compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices registered can either get the iOS 8 beta 2 download over the air if they have beta 1 installed or simply download the .IPSW file from the developer portal.

The changelog of the latest beta release indicated that Apple has fixed a plethora of bugs that were found in the first beta. We’ll now over the coming days if any other changes apart from this has been made as developers play around with the software.

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