Apple Releases First iOS 8.1.1 Beta to Developers

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Following this afternoon's release of the first OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 beta, Apple has seeded the first iOS 8.1.1 beta to developers. The iOS 8.1.1 beta comes two weeks after the release of iOS 8.1, which included support for Apple Pay, SMS Forwarding, and more.

The beta, build 12B432, is available through the iOS Developer Center. Apple has also released a new Apple TV beta.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 8.1.1 includes bug fixes and increased stability and performance improvements for both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s, two of the older devices that support the operating system.

As a minor update , iOS 8.1.1 includes fixes for several bugs, but major new features rumored for iOS 8, like improvements to Maps and split-screen multitasking for the iPad, will be reserved for major iOS 8 updates that are also in development.

Article Link: Apple Releases First iOS 8.1.1 Beta to Developers
 

alksion

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My iPhone 6 ships out on the 14th. What are the chances we will see this update by the end of the month? I would love to set the phone up new on 8.1.1! :cool:
 

zorinlynx

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Wow, has their ever been a 0.0.1 beta release before?

I wonder if Apple is finally realizing that testing is a good thing.
 

Dwalls90

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Please don't patch the jailbreak.
Please don't patch the jailbreak.
Please don't patch the jailbreak.
:(
 

rorschach

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Being extra cautious and avoiding an 8.0.1 debacle, no doubt.

There'll probably be just the one beta.
 

Rogifan

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I hope this fixes text selection and copy/paste, especially in Safari. Very painful right now.
 

JPSaltzman

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"Devices updated to iOS 8.1.1 beta can not [sic] be restored to earlier versions of iOS."

Really? You can't go back to 8.1 after installing a beta?! Man, that's encouraging. /s
 

bkends35

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"Devices updated to iOS 8.1.1 beta can not [sic] be restored to earlier versions of iOS."

Really? You can't go back to 8.1 after installing a beta?! Man, that's encouraging. /s
You can, dfu restore to 8.1. Just download the ISPW from a third party site since iTunes doesn't let you download once you're on 8.1.1 beta.
 

taptic

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I hope this fixes the wifi problem.

I hope this fixes the battery problem.

I hope this fixes the bending iphone 6 problem.

Safari feels snappier.


You're welcome everyone.
 
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Please don't patch the jailbreak.
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You don't have to update to it. I'll be keeping 8.1 until iOS 9 if this patches the jailbreak.
 

Paddle1

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Why are they making a beta for an x.x.1 release? Does this mean there will be one for every version from now on? If so it probably has something to do with the 8.0.1 incident.
 

chinanderm

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You can, dfu restore to 8.1. Just download the ISPW from a third party site since iTunes doesn't let you download once you're on 8.1.1 beta.
You mean Apple Developer Center? Maybe I'm just assuming the people installing these betas actually have paid dev accounts.

Oh wait.
 

jonnyb098

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A little shocked there's a beta for x.x.1 release. Usually these bug fix releases get pushed out as soon as possible. Unless they are going to release tomorrow or Wednesday to make sure nothing major is screwed up.

Still odd though.
 

zorinlynx

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Yes! Please fix the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S performance.

The iPad 2 use to FLY with iOS 4, 5, and 6.
And of course anything that improves performance of older devices will likely make newer ones even faster. So this makes me look forward to this on my iPhone 6 and iPad Air too. :)