Today, Apple has released iOS 6 beta 2 to developers, which include a few fixes related to touchscreen keyboard performance. This update comes just two weeks after iOS 6 was revealed at WWDC 2012. Earlier today, developers started to hear that an update was available from “AppleInternal”. The “operating system 6.0” update is a 322-megabyte download for iPhone 4S users. The build number is “10A5338d.” This new beta release is available via software update in Settings, and now the icon with gears move when updating to a new version of the software. A video can be watched below:
The release notes say that the update fixes an issue where key clicking sounds could be skipped during fast typing. Apple also addressed an issue in which the keyboard would be wrongly positioned when switching from landscape to portrait orientation. In addition, the company reportedly fixed an issue where the iOS SpringBoard may crash during a phone call if the screen would fade to black when using the speakerphone or headphones. The update also fixed a crash issue which would occur if a new iCloud account was created during initial setup of the iOS device.
iOS 6 beta 2 also adds the podcasts section back into the iTunes application. However, there have been rumors that suggest that Apple may introduce a podcast application when iOS 6 officially launches this fall. The new beta is compatible with the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and fourth-generation iPod touch.