Apple Allegedly Releases iOS 8 Beta 6, But Not to Developers or 7.1.2 Jailbreak Users, Secret iOS 8 Changelog – Just over two weeks ago, Apple seeded iOS 8 beta 5 to those enrolled in the company’s iOS Developer program. Strangely enough though, yesterday, Apple merely released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 (10.10 DP 6) without issuing iOS 8 beta 6 to iOS developers, which was what was expected of Apple. While we’ve highlighted numerous times (five to be exact) how it’s technically possible to update to iOS 8 beta firmware without having a device’s UDID officially registered through a Developer account before downgrading to jailbreak 7.1.2, the update beta firmware was allegedly released, just not to developers. Furthermore, a purported changelog for the iOS 8 beta 6 firmware has also surfaced, which suggests that iOS 8 is nearing completion. For those of you unfamiliar with the forthcoming post-iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak update, Apple’s 8.0 firmware will introduce a number of welcome features, including Continuity to further improve the seamlessness of iOS and OS X workflow, actionable notifications, a quick-contacts feature, more intuitive speech-to-text functionality, a plethora of incredible Developer APIs and so much more! For more details on iOS 8 beta 6, including the update’s ‘secret’ changlog, continue reading.
AiOS 8 Beta 6 Released, But Not To Developers Or Jailbreak 7.1.2 Users
report that was publicized earlier today by the tech bloggers at BGR, Apple allegedly passed over the developer seeding stage because “we are so close to Apple’s GM [Gold Master] build”.
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If you’re unfamiliar, ‘Gold Master’ (commonly referred to by its abbreviation: GM) is a denomination that indicates a software version is ready, or close to being ready, for a public release.
While that’s good news, what about a jailbreak? A new utility would certainly be of interest to a countless number of jailbreak enthusiasts the world over, especially considering iOS 8 will boast the aforementioned additions and modifications.
Jailbreak iOS 8 After 7.1.2 and iOS 8.0 Beta 6 Changelog
Thankfully, an iOS 8 jailbreak is being developed – for more details on the process, we advise reading our in-depth jailbreak iOS 8 and iPhone 6 informative article, which can be found here.
Also, in an interesting move, Apple reportedly opted to seed iOS 8 beta 6 to the company’s carrier partners, which was allegedly rejected earlier today due to supposed complications with YouTube’s mobile site and the Safari app.
Although it’s not certain whether Apple will issue a subsequent beta iteration of iOS 8 to Developers prior to issuing the pre-release iOS 8 Gold Master (GM) update – we’ll provide you with complete coverage along the way.
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For those who are interested in the changes and revisions found in the iOS 8 beta 6 build that was intended for carrier partners, a complete changlog, as suggested and reported by BGR, can be found below.
Issues fixed since Seed 5
Baseband & Telephony
Fixed an issue where incorrect pop up message was displayed when SIM was removed
Fixed an issue where clicking on cancel button turned LTE on
Fixed an issue where excessive registration was tried with dual IMSI SIM
Fixed an occasional mail continuity failure from OS X to iOS
Fixed an issue causing continuity to fail after opening control center
Fixed an occasional problem where MT call connection quality would be incorrectly treated as “poor”
Fixed an issue where the active photo cannot be deleted
Fixed a problem where document sync would sometimes consume excessive cellular data
URLs for the store app are no longer broken in received mail
Fixed a problem with excessive prompts to sign in to the iTunes Store
Fixed an intermittent issue keyword shifting when rotating the screen
Fixed an issue where the emoji keyboard was unusable on Safari
Notes are no longer duplicated when opened through Gmail
Fixed an issue where after withdrawing a draft with attachments, browsing to another message resulted in the attachments getting lost
Fixed an issue where forwarding an email without a photo attachment still sends a photo
Fixed an issue when forwarding an email with an attached photo just brought up the original message without a photo
Fixed an issue where email could be deleted from the lock screen without prompting for a passcode
Fixed a problem where maps would sometimes consume excessive cellular data
Added support for SMS relay opt-in prompt
Fixed issue that caused devices to receive SMS via relay for unselected aliases
Fixed failures sending current location via MMS
Fixed an issue where messages partially overlap Chinese keyboards
Fixed an issue where changing a group name didn’t propagate to other devices until a message is sent
Fixed an issue where an incoming call was being relayed back to originating phone
Fixed an issue where options on declining a call didn’t work with call relay
Fixed an issue where edited photos did not display properly after restoring from backup
Improved full screen photo sharing
Set default to keep all photos on device for users with 5GB iCloud space
Fixed an issue where a user could not select multiple photos and upload to Facebook via Safari
Improved push connection management upon account logout with multiple associated devices
Fixed a problem where Exchange push notifications would stop after responding to an invitation from the lock screen
Fixed an issue where a user does not receive a notification for incoming messages when the banner for the previous one is pulled down
Fixed an issue unlocking an iPhone while on an active call
Fixed an issue where the keyboard would sometimes become unresponsive when the screen is locked
Fixed an issue where Voicemail could not be played under certain error conditions
Fixed an issue where Phone App hanged when tried to check Voicemail