iOS 8.1 has only been out for barely a couple of weeks, but Apple is already releasing a beta version of iOS 8.1.1.
The update was launched last Monday, and like the previous updates before it, the iOS 8.1.1 beta features various performance enhancements and some bug fixes. It is considered just a minor update at best, and will not carry any major changes to the iOS 8 mobile operating system.
But as reported by AppleInsider, the iOS 8.1.1 beta does carry something that may affect the Health app introduced in iOS 8. With the latest update, the app can no longer display information on blood glucose levels. Temporarily disabling this function now will let Apple support certain devices that can show the data in a unit of measurement called millimoles per liter (mmol/L), the standard for which blood glucose levels are measured.
Because this latest update is just the beta version, you can expect Apple to add more improvements in the coming days or weeks before the final release is made available to consumers. Besides, given the mishaps of previous recent updates, it would be perfectly understandable for the tech giant to take it slow regarding the final iOS 8.1.1 update.
When iOS 8 was first launched a couple of months ago, the system came with a few bugs that needed to be fixed. A week following the launch, Apple released the iOS 8.0.1 update, which unfortunately made things worse for consumers -- a lot of users reported that they could no longer make calls or use the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Apple was compelled to quickly pull back that update and then rolled out iOS 8.0.2, which fixed most of the damage. Still, a few technical problems like Bluetooth connectivity issues among many others still lingered.
Here's hoping the beta version of iOS 8.1.1 and its final release will be able to address those concerns. It can now be downloaded from Apple's Developer Center. The update is build 12B432 and is available for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPod touch fifth generation. You can only download the beta version if you are registered with Apple's developer program.
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