iOS 6 Beta 2: New Features & Improvements Thread

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  1. gmanist1000, Jun 25, 2012
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    gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Hey guys, thought I would create a thread where you could post new features and improvements you might encounter in Beta 2.

    I will update the thread with new information if we see any new features or improvements in this build.

    Improvements
    • Everything feels snappier system-wide
    • Maps has been improved in key areas
    • Passbook shows more information about how to use it
    • 3G Toggle is back
    • Volume slider in music app no longer overlaps the airplay icon when in range
    • The camera connection kit works again

    New Features
    • Twitter icon updated system-wide
    • Gears rotate while updating OTA
    • Shared Photo Streams toggle now available
    • Sending a tweet via Siri has a new design
    • Calendar events in Notification Center show ending times and dates
    • Guided Access now works
    • Smart banners are now functional
    • Maps now automatically offers you directions to your home from your current location
    • Photos allows the option to always add a new album, instead of selecting a picture, then choosing New Album
    • Selecting a news item in Stocks app allows you to add to your Safari Reading List
    • Photos and Camera storage usage appears in the Usage tab in Settings
     
  2. Parise macrumors 6502a

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    Not necessarily a new "feature" but the maps data has absolutely been updated.
     
  3. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    No way...all the really smart people on the Maps threads stated that the data was all there since it always should be in a beta release... :p
     
  4. gmanist1000 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Changed the subject to include improvements as well.
     
  5. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Do folders seem snappier to anyone? I feel like they open without the typical delay. Placebo?
     
  6. Parise macrumors 6502a

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    Edit: Mine delayed on the first swipe to that screen, after that they're much snappier.
     
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    it looks like we can share photostream albums now. we can also make albums in the photo app (were these there in beta 1 idk)
     
  8. Parise macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I was able to make albums in beta 1.
     
  9. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    The moon now "crescents" in and out when toggling do not disturb mode on and off. I'm loving all these little animations they are implementing.
     
  10. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    You've been able to make albums since iOS 5.
     
  11. iBreatheApple, Jun 25, 2012
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    AHHH SIRI IS HQ AGAIN! I'm so happy. :)


    Also, note that when beta 2 first booted for me she was as she was in beta one, a few minutes later she was back to normal.
     

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    New Web Inspector feature in Safari. Settings > Safari > Advanced.

    "To use the Web Inspector, connect to Safari on your computer using a cable, and access your iPad from the Develop Menu"
     
  13. SoldOutMatinee macrumors regular

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    wow where i have been.
     
  14. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    1. Much snappier. Everywhere.

    2. iTunes Match is working really well now. Is much more responsive.
     
  15. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    1. This. Whether its navigating through settings or opening folders. It's definitely noticeable.
     
  16. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Sounds great. If only my udid was registered. :eek:
     
  17. AnthonySmith macrumors 6502

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    I'm certainly able to navigate quicker. Haven't really gone through much but I can definitely tell it's faster.
     
  18. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    Maps seems to show more street names at a wider zoom level.
     
  19. 8a22a, Jun 25, 2012
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    Oceans are correctly labelled now. :)

    Hybrid mode is better as well, overlaid streets are transparent.

    Woah! Safari is lightning fast.
     
  20. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a

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    Mine been stuck here for like 15 minutes
     

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  21. XxWestinxX macrumors member

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    everything is a million times faster on my 4S
     
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    Does it still have the new app store, or does it have iOS 5's
     
  24. ObsidianBlade macrumors regular

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    They fixed the keyboard skipping sounds if you type fast enough and the app store is still the same from beta one for me.
     
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    Most likely the new App Store.
     

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