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Apple Seeds Second iOS 8.4.1 Beta to Developers

ios_8_iconApple today seeded the second beta of iOS 8.4.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after releasing the first iOS 8.4.1 beta and a month after launching iOS 8.4 with the new Apple Music service.

Today's beta, build 12H318, is available via an over the air update and it can also be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center.

No outward facing changes were discovered in the first iOS 8.4.1 beta, and it's a .1 update, so it's likely that it includes only minor bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements designed to prepare the operating system for its upcoming retirement.

iOS 8.4.1 may be one of the last updates to iOS 8 as Apple is working on its successor, iOS 9. iOS 9 builds on many of the features introduced with iOS 8 and adds new content and underlying performance improvements. iOS 9 is currently in beta testing and will be released in the fall.

Tag: iOS 8.4.1


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11 months ago
Here's to hoping for the eventual ability to turn off Music completely, returning the music app to its previous state of usually-working glory.



I really miss this navigation.

Rating: 20 Votes
11 months ago
Hope it fixes Apple Music bugs, hard to leave spotify behind with the current state of the app.
Rating: 9 Votes
11 months ago

Here's to hoping for the eventual ability to turn off Music completely, returning the music app to its previous state of usually-working glory.



I really miss this navigation.



And I really miss this one...

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Rating: 9 Votes
11 months ago
Every comment in this thread:

I hope this fixes.....

Rating: 6 Votes
11 months ago
So many bugs in the new Music app. Hopefully 8.4.1 will fix the scenario where I make a Playlist "Available Offline" but the songs in that place do not show with the "available offline" icon. Right now the music app will let me download the same song more than once. When I check "Manage Storage" I can see the song is there multiple times. They really need better awareness of when a song is already available offline.

The only way it works right now is if you specifically make a song available offline.
Rating: 5 Votes
11 months ago
Surprised that Apple is still working on iOS8 and not allocating all the resources for iOS9. Maybe this does show that Apple is not happy with 8.4 and still wants to put effort towards iOS 8.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago

At this point in time, they should just focus on iOS 9 instead. By the time the final 8.4.1 is released, it will be close to iOS 9 release.

Considering it may take 6 months to get 80% of people on IOS 9, you want these people who don't switch to suffer? How is that better?
Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago

My guess is that the pressure to get Apple Music released was HUGE, so Apple accepted some known flaws in 8.4 knowing that a .1 release (and iOS 9) would follow.

It's a shame that we lost both Jobs and Forstall :(
Rating: 3 Votes
11 months ago

Hope it fixes Apple Music bugs, hard to leave spotify behind with the current state of the app.

You were looking for "impossible", not "hard", i think. AM is just a plain mess atm.;)
Rating: 2 Votes
11 months ago

Here's to hoping for the eventual ability to turn off Music completely, returning the music app to its previous state of usually-working glory.



I really miss this navigation.


The app is so bad I just can't see how it would make it out to being live. The navigation is confusing, often hidden, very small at times and many of the icons are thin line drawn pics. Pictures of album artwork are the focus on the control screens when it should be the controls that take screen space priority. They derped the music app up good. Just another sad Apple direction. :(
Rating: 2 Votes

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