Apple’s iOS 6 beta 2 has just gone live to developers and shows an install size of 322MB on iPhone 4S. When developers login to the iOS Dev Center they are greeted with the normal documentation, but this now includes the full iOS 6 beta 2 release notes as well. They also have expanded beta 2 information for Apple TV, and the ability to download the new software for numerous generations of iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Before developers install they do get a quick “read me before download” guide, which explains that users can install iOS 6 beta 2 over Wi-Fi as long as the current software is iOS 6 already. Devs are also warned that they cannot downgrade the iOS after updating to iOS 6, and that iTunes 10.6.3 should be used for backing up devices.
The release notes for iOS 6 beta 2 are pretty extensive although main changes include a small change to keyboard clicking sounds, which might have seen fast typing cause missing clicks, although this should be fixed after installing the latest software. There were several fixes that related to crashing within iOS, and included a fix for crashing when new iCloud accounts are created during setup and also when in a phone call some users saw iOS SpringBoard crash. Have you experienced crashing with iOS 5, and if so share a comment and we’ll try to find out if this has been fixed with the latest iOS 6 beta 2.
Apple’s iOS 6 will release this Fall around the same time as the new iPhone 5. You might want to read our earlier articles about less-publicized iOS 6 features and how a new iPhone 5 adaptor could answer worries over a connector change.
What iOS 5 problems do you want to see fixed within iOS 6?