Apple seeds first iOS 9.2 beta to developers [Updatex2]

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Apple has just seeded iOS 9.2 beta (build number: 13C5055d) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The release comes just a week after iOS 9.1 release, which included improvements to Live Photos, over 150 new emoji characters such as taco, burrito, cheese, wedge, middle finger, unicorn head and more.

It is not clear what’s included in iOS 9.2. We’ll update the post as soon as we get more information.

As we had reported last week, Apple has been internally testing iOS 9.2 since September.

Here are the devices iOS 9.2 beta 1 is compatible with:

  • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini (iPad mini 2), iPad mini
  • 5th generation iPod touch

Apple had also patched two vulnerabilities used in the Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 9 jailbreak.

The iOS 9.2 beta is available for download immediately from the Apple Developer Center. Apple should also release the public beta soon.

Update 1:

Based on the release notes, iOS 9.2 includes several bug fixes and enhancements related to Safari View Controller. Third-party Action Extensions will now work with the Safari View Controller, which is the new window that opens up when you click on a link in some apps.

SFSafariViewController now supports 3rd party Action Extensions. Any Action Extension that
works in Safari will also work in SFSafariViewController.
• Long tapping the Reload button in Safari View Controller now gives options to Reload Without
Content Blockers and Request Desktop Site, like in Safari.
• iOS 9.2 Beta 1 resolves an issue where WebApps saved to the home screen would not respect the
apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style meta tag.

Thanks Alan for the tip!

Update 2:

Siri speaks Finnish, Greek and Polish in iOS 9.2 (via SzifonSzifon). Thanks Peter for the tip!

iOS 9.2 beta 1

If you’ve found any other new features or changes in iOS 9.2 beta, please let us now in the comments or send an email to [email protected]