October 5th, 2015
iOS Public Beta 2 is now available
After the initial release of iOS Public Beta about 2 weeks back, Apple has pushed out an update to users testing the iOS 9 public beta on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With the iOS 9 public beta 2 out for testing, it is believed that iOS 9 would be ready in fall this year.
With iOS 9, this release marks the first major version of Apple’s mobile software that is available for pre-release testing to non-developers i.e. beta users like myself. What’s included in the latest update, is the return of Home Sharing for the Music app with Apple Music, an updated photo picker on the web, a modified user interface for multitasking (“carousel style”), picture-in-picture (PIP) support for video podcast and other user interface tweaks and enhancements.
Also, new features in iOS 9 includes a new iCloud-based Notes app with rich media support (not just words), a smarter Siri with deep search capabilities (great news if you use it!), a new News app for following publications and topics.