Developers using the iOS 8 beta 3 might be experiencing a number of freezing problems with native apps and this is not by a free IPSW download, but instead from installing via the official developer center.
Our in-house developer noticed some improvements with iOS 8 beta 2 and also a few new issues with crashing, or freezing, when using iMessage, the Phone default app, and even when selecting photos. We’d expect issues at this stage, but he said “there’s a lot more freezing in iOS 8 beta 2 than I saw with early iOS 7 betas”.
The iPad mini seems to perform a lot better than an iPhone 5 in iOS 8, especially where texting with iMessage is concerned and when making phone calls. It seems to be these areas that our developer said, “are freezing up a lot randomly” and this hasn’t improved since we reported iMessage issues.
iOS 8 beta 3 release date window – with the iOS 7 betas we saw a new download every 2 weeks, so we’d expect the iOS 8 beta 3 to launch Monday or Tuesday next week. This would be on June 30th or July 1st.
If you’re an iOS 8 developer, what fixes would you like to see arrive in beta 3? It will be interesting to see how much the release notes change, as we saw many fixes with the second beta and Product Reviews will detail the new changelog next week. Handoff is working better in the latest beta after a few problems and gives developers a better understanding of how Apple Continuity works.