Apple seeds iOS 8 beta 2, new Apple TV Software beta to developers

“Two weeks following the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference and the release of the first beta build of iOS 8 to developers, Apple has provided iOS 8 beta 2 to developers,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac. “The new release is available over-the-air in iOS 8’s Settings menu, and it’s available for supported iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.”

“iOS 8 officially launches this fall and includes several new features for both consumers and developers alike,” Gurman reports. “iOS Device users will experience a new Health app for integrating health and fitness data, improvements to Safari, enhanced Messages features, design tweaks in Mail, and significant changes to notifications, photo management, and the keyboard. Developers will now be able to create third-party keyboards, integrate the Touch ID fingerprint scanner into apps, and integrate third-party home automation products with iOS.”

Gurman reports, “New Apple TV and Xcode betas [have been] seeded as well. Interesting that the Apple TV update does not support the 2010 second-gen system.”

More info and many screenshots in the full article here.


  1. My 2nd gen Apple TV is on it’s last legs anyway… Exclusion from this update will force me to upgrade.

    Interestingly enough, Apple typically won’t retire support for a product unless a new version is on the way. This might be a clue to what we will see hardware-wise come September.

  2. Can anyone tell me if Netflix is working properly on this version? It kept freezing for me on the last beta. Also I was having trouble with this Mdn app just shutting down constantly. Was anyone else having those issues before? If so are they resolved for you now?

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