Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.1 beta 2 to developers, moving one step closer to a consumer release. While iOS 8.1 beta 1 has seemed fairly stable for us in the office, beta 2 promises to fix some remaining bugs, while improving the software overall. Earlier rumors claim the final version will be released to consumers in a little less than two weeks from now, so this could be the last beta before it’s ready for primetime. When the software hits, we’re expecting Apple Pay to be activated, along with a more stable experience overall.
Apple released iOS 8.1 beta 2 to developers on Tuesday and the company described the release as simply containing “bug fixes and improvements.” Taking a look through the official change log, however, we can see a couple of interesting specific additions in the new release, including changes to the Address Book people picker UI, workarounds for reported problems third-party keyboard app developers have had testing out their software on some iOS applications, and instructions for enabling Wi-Fi calling on the iPhone 6 over T-Mobile’s network. We’ve posted the full change log and release notes for iOS 8.1 beta 2 below.