Apple rilascia iOS 8 beta 6 ai carrier, non agli sviluppatori: GM quasi pronta?

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Due giorni fa Apple ha rilasciato la sesta beta di OS X Yosemite agli sviluppatori ma non ha fatto la stessa cosa con iOS 8, o almeno non l’ha resa disponibile per i developer ma solo per i carrier che potranno così testarla. Tale scelta fa parte della normale programmazione e prova che la beta 5, rilasciata all’inizio di agosto, potrebbe essere l’ultima release prima della golden master, ossia la versione definitiva del sistema operativo. Secondo il portale BGR neanche in futuro questa sesta beta finirà nelle mani degli sviluppatori a causa dei tempi ravvicinati con la golden master. Tuttavia lo stesso sito ha diffuso online il changelog completo, sottolineando come questa versione debba essere approvata dai carrier entro il 5 settembre, pochi giorni prima dell’evento che Apple organizzerà per la presentazione dell’iPhone 6, il 9 settembre.

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 

Continuity 

  • Fixed an occasional mail continuity failure from OS X to iOS 
  • Fixed an issue causing continuity to fail after opening control center 

FaceTime 

  • Fixed an occasional problem where MT call connection quality would be incorrectly treated as “poor” 

GameCenter 

  • Fixed an issue where the active photo cannot be deleted 

iCloud 

  • Fixed a problem where document sync would sometimes consume excessive cellular data 

iTunes Store 

  • 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 

Keyboard 

  • Fixed an intermittent issue keyword shifting when rotating the screen 
  • Fixed an issue where the emoji keyboard was unusable on Safari 

Mail 

  • 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 

Maps 

  • Fixed a problem where maps would sometimes consume excessive cellular data

Messages 

  • 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 

Phone 

  • 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 

Photos 

  • 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 

Push Notifications 

  • 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 

Springboard 

  • 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 

Visual Voicemail 

  • 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