Apple releases iOS 9.2 beta 2, second OS X 10.11.2 beta to developers

iOS 9 iPad iPhone

Apple today released the second iOS 9.2 beta for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to registered developers. iOS 9.2 beta 2 follows the initial iOS 9.2 beta release just one week ago. The update is available over-the-air through the Settings app for developers already testing the release. The prior release contained few changes including extension support on Safari View Controller. The release notes only highlight bug fixes and improvements.

iOS 9.2 beta 2

iOS 9.2 beta 2 continues to improve Safari View Controller, which lets you open web pages inside other apps using full-blown Safari. The second beta adds a swipe gesture for dismissing the window that was previously absent. Developers including Tapbots for Tweetbot previously had to create workarounds for this behavior.

The placement of the Done button has moved to reflect this (new left, old right).

Mac users also have a new beta available for testing today. The second OS X 10.11.2 beta is available for developers through the Mac App Store.

Over on the Mac, the latest El Capitan beta continues to focus on Graphics, Mail, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight.

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  1. Jonny - 7 years ago

    Any devs seeing Apple News in Canada?

  2. acslater017 - 7 years ago

    For anyone curious, 9.2 seems to fix the frame rate issues (eg stuttering in app switcher and 3D Touch menus) on iPhone 6s Plus.

  3. Adam A (@aadamkiewicz85) - 7 years ago

    new task switcher on beta 2 (with reduce motion ON)

  4. pdoobs - 7 years ago

    wow apple pretty quickly recognizing the horrible placement of the “done” button is awesome. i’m still trying to figure out how such a horrible placement could have happened in the first place though.


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