The third Beta installment of Apple iOS 8 will be available to developers on July 8th that would mean exactly 3 weeks after iOS 8 Beta 2’s release on June 17.
iOS 8 will be released for consumers in September along with OS X Yosemite. Apple would be veering away from the routine of leaving a two-week gap between Beta releases as iOS 7 Beta 3 was after 14 days after the release of iOS Beta 2. Developers will use the Beta versions on test devices though eager consumers try out the versions which come up with several bugs and improvements. The rumor is sourced from “trusted sources”, according to BGR which had earlier predicted the release of iOS Beta versions accurately.
iOS Beta 2 included a new Apple-made podcasts application and a QuickType feature for the iPad for predictive text input. iOS 8 Beta 2 came up with several improvements from Beta 1 while Beta 2 faced poor battery life, freezing and network issues. Apple has released six iOS 7 Beta versions before its final release in 2013. Apple had earlier provided Beta versions every two weeks during the release of iOS 6.
iOS 8 is set to support third-party keyboards and Siri support for home appliances. The touch ID feature on iPhone 5S will be accessible to developers. Apple’s Health app is being introduced in its new OS which will compile data and is capable of sending live updates through an app on the iPhone. Major issues faced by the iOS Beta 2 version is expected to be fixed in the upcoming Beta 3 version that will be released by Tuesday on July 8th.
Meanwhile, Apple has added some enterprise features to its iOS 8 that includes Wi-Fi calling, device enrollment, third-party enterprise apps, security passcodes for apps, enhanced IT-management tools, QuickType and support to other third-party keyboards , and finally a mail app that can be configured to cope up with many enterprise level email applications and protocols.
At its annual WWDC 2014 event, Apple unveiled its latest operating system for iPhones and iPads with new features like Family Sharing and updates to apps like iMessage and Siri.
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