With the increasing competition for Apple every day, it tends to keep up with the pace. Apple is now releasing new developer betas after every two weeks. The iOS6 beta 1 was released on 11th June and on 25th June the iOS 6 beta 2 hasbeen pushed over-the-air to, registered developers with minor enhancements.
iOS 6 beta 2 is available for the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
- iPad 3 (the new iPad), iPad 2
- iPod touch 4G
We’ve just come to know that iOS 6 beta 2 (build 10A5338d) is now available for “download” in iOS Dev Center. If you are a developer and running iOS 6 beta 1, then you can easily download iOS 6 beta 2 via OTA update. Just head over to Settings > General > Software Update. It is as easy as a bicycle ride.
However, the iOS 6 6 does not offer’s much more than the iOS 5. The update weighs in 332MB for iPhone 4S users. In beta 2, Apple has re-added in the settings app the ‘Enable 3G’. This allows users to switch off their device’s 3G data when in a poor service area, or when trying to conserve power. The option was absent in the first beta, so its reappearance is certainly welcomed.
The list of new features of iOS 6 is not very attractive because most of the options like combining a sumptuous-looking 3D mode with turn by turn navigation, are available on the jail-broken iOS 5 as well. With the windows phone 8 set to release by the end of this year, iPhone’s improvements seem minimal. There is however, plenty of room left for Apple to polish the release to a shine.