Apple Seeds iOS 8 Beta 6 to Select Testing Partners

Apple Seeds iOS 8 Beta 6 to Select Testing Partners

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Apple has seeded iOS 8 Beta 6 to select partners, reports BGR. According to the site, this seed has not been released to all developers since we are so close to the GM seed (final version of iOS 8, barring any major issues/bugs).

The seed must be accepted by testing partners (carriers, select developers) by September 5, just days before the rumored iPhone 6 announcement. According to a separate source, the build has already been rejected due to an issue with YouTube videos playing in Safari.

According to do the screen shot, the build number is iOS 8 beta 6 is 12A363d, while the current beta 5 seed is 12A4345d.

Note that this seed has not been publicly released, so you won't be able to find it available for download anywhere. Beta 6 will most likely consist of bug fixes as Apple nears a GM seed. We've posted the change log below...

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Issues fixed since Seed 5

Baseband & Telephony
● Fixed an issue where incorrect pop up message was displayed when SIM was removed
● Fixed an issue where clicking on cancel button turned LTE on
● Fixed an issue where excessive registration was tried with dual IMSI SIM

Continuity
● Fixed an occasional mail continuity failure from OS X to iOS
● Fixed an issue causing continuity to fail after opening control center

FaceTime
● Fixed an occasional problem where MT call connection quality would be incorrectly treated as “poor”

GameCenter
● Fixed an issue where the active photo cannot be deleted

iCloud
● Fixed a problem where document sync would sometimes consume excessive cellular data

iTunes Store
● URLs for the store app are no longer broken in received mail
● Fixed a problem with excessive prompts to sign in to the iTunes Store

Keyboard
● Fixed an intermittent issue keyword shifting when rotating the screen
● Fixed an issue where the emoji keyboard was unusable on Safari

Mail
● Notes are no longer duplicated when opened through Gmail
● Fixed an issue where after withdrawing a draft with attachments, browsing to another message resulted in the attachments getting lost
● Fixed an issue where forwarding an email without a photo attachment still sends a photo
● Fixed an issue when forwarding an email with an attached photo just brought up the original message without a photo
● Fixed an issue where email could be deleted from the lock screen without prompting for a passcode

Maps
● Fixed a problem where maps would sometimes consume excessive cellular data

Messages
● Added support for SMS relay opt-in prompt
● Fixed issue that caused devices to receive SMS via relay for unselected aliases
● Fixed failures sending current location via MMS
● Fixed an issue where messages partially overlap Chinese keyboards
● Fixed an issue where changing a group name didn’t propagate to other devices until a message is sent

Phone
● Fixed an issue where an incoming call was being relayed back to originating phone
● Fixed an issue where options on declining a call didn’t work with call relay

Photos
● Fixed an issue where edited photos did not display properly after restoring from backup
● Improved full screen photo sharing
● Set default to keep all photos on device for users with 5GB iCloud space
● Fixed an issue where a user could not select multiple photos and upload to Facebook via Safari

Push Notifications
● Improved push connection management upon account logout with multiple associated devices
● Fixed a problem where Exchange push notifications would stop after responding to an invitation from the lock screen
● Fixed an issue where a user does not receive a notification for incoming messages when the banner for the previous one is pulled down

Springboard
● Fixed an issue unlocking an iPhone while on an active call
● Fixed an issue where the keyboard would sometimes become unresponsive when the screen is locked

Visual Voicemail
● Fixed an issue where Voicemail could not be played under certain error conditions
● Fixed an issue where Phone App hanged when tried to check Voicemail

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Apple Seeds iOS 8 Beta 6 to Select Testing Partners
farhat - August 26, 2014 at 7:22am
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Kfir - August 19, 2014 at 2:27pm
Where are the added dictation languages apple promised?
Nat - August 19, 2014 at 2:30pm
Maybe it's supposed to be in the final release or the next beta.
Nur N. Eytan - August 19, 2014 at 3:52pm
Hebrew is in the dictation languages :)
Kfir - August 19, 2014 at 5:16pm
Supposed to be, but we still haven't seen any proof of it..
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