Apple releases iOS 6 beta 2 update for developers

Apple has released the second beta of iOS 6 to developers. Devices running iOS 6 beta 1 received beta 2 as an over the air update on 25 June, two weeks after the first version was made available.

The file size of beta 2 is 299MB on the iPhone 4, 332MB on the 4S and 497MB on the third-generation iPad. It's labelled as build number 10A5338d, following Beta 1's 10A5316k build number. Apple also pushed updates for Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2 and Apple TV beta 2.

The company described the update as having "bug fixes and improvements" without revealing other details. But some developers have noted the settings icon has gotten an animation, which shows its gears spinning while the update downloads.

According to 9to5mac.com, beta 2 addresses such problems as unstable peer-to-peer connectivity in Game Center, crashes in Setup Assistant and password issues in iMessage and FaceTime.

iOS 6 will be released in the autumn, Apple announced at WWDC in June. The upgraded OS will feature, among other things, a brand-new mapping service developed with TomTom, comprehensive Facebook integration and a "Do Not Disturb" function for incoming phone calls.

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