Apple Seeds First iOS 9.2 Beta to Developers

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Apple today seeded the first beta of iOS 9.2 to developers for testing purposes, just under a week after the public release of iOS 9.1. iOS 9.1 brought new emoji and several under-the-hood fixes for issues that have plagued users since the launch of iOS 9.


The iOS 9.2 beta is available for download immediately from the Apple Developer Center, and it's likely a public beta will be available in the near future. There's also an Xcode 7.2 beta available.

It is not yet known what changes iOS 9.2 will bring to Apple's newest operating system, iOS 9, but as a major .1 update, iOS 9.2 is likely to introduce new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes. We'll update this post with any changes that are discovered in the beta.

What's new in iOS 9.2
According to the release notes the Safari view window that pops up in some apps will now support third-party Action Extensions. Any Action Extension that works in Safari will also work in SFSafariViewController, allowing it to behave more like the traditional Safari app.

In the Hipchat app for iOS, clicking a link brings up an in-app browser. In iOS 9.1, seen on the left, there's no option for third-party extensions. In iOS 9.2, seen on the right, there's support for third-party extensions like 1Password.​

Long tapping on the Reload button in the Safari View Controller in a Safari window within an app will also offer options to reload content without content blockers and request desktop site. These options have long existed in the actual Safari app, but are new to the Safari browser used within apps.

Using the same Hipchat example as above, when tapping the refresh icon at the top, I can now hold down to bring up an option to request desktop site or load content without a content blocker. In iOS 9.1, pressing on the refresh icon does nothing.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First iOS 9.2 Beta to Developers
 
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jocamero

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From the release notes:

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Notes and Known Issues

Apple Watch

Known Issues

  • If you unpair and re-pair your Apple Watch, the stocks glance may be missing.

  • Apple Watch may be unable to sync music.

    iCloud Keychain

    Known Issue

    Sometimes, while setting up iCloud Keychain, you receive a Could Not Set Up iCloud Keychain error.Workaround: Reboot the device.
Safari

Notes

  • SFSafariViewController now supports 3rd party Action Extensions. Any Action Extension that works in Safari will also work in SFSafariViewController.

  • Long tapping the Reload button in Safari View Controller now gives options to Reload Without Content Blockers and Request Desktop Site, like in Safari.

  • iOS 9.2 Beta 1 resolves an issue where WebApps saved to the home screen would not respect the apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style meta tag.

    Video

    Known Issue

    Videos with 'folw' track associations will fail to play on 32-bit devices.
 

Jack Delgado

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These initial comments are always amusing--as if people 1.) could somehow have already downloaded the update and scoured it for updates and 2.) really need others to ask if there's "anything new" in order to post information they find.
 

BEC60

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How about a fix for the treatment of POP emails as IMAP (and the deletion of downloaded content as well as content from one's sent items folder)??
 
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Cue the people asking if every single feature on their wishlist is somehow in this version of iOS, then being disappointed that Apple can't read their minds...

Hoping they fix the lag on my 6 Plus.

Although I believe Apple has no interest in doing so and this is all part of their planned obsolesce.
Explain why Apple "planned" to make the 6s and 6s Plus obsolete right of the box.

Hint- it's not planned obsolescence. In the case of the 6 Plus, it's underpowered graphics hardware combined with a terribly optimized OS.
 
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