If you’re a mobile developer with a focus on Apple devices then today is a big news day. It seems Apple has finally put out beta 2 versions of both iOS 9.1 and tvOS for development testing.
There have been some changes since the original beta releases but most of the foundational code remains. This means if you’re testing apps on the new platforms you should have no trouble continuing without an update.
Although most changes pertain to bug fixes, you can read through the tvOS beta2 notes publicly. The iOS 9.1 beta2 release notes are mixed into the overall 9.1 release, but again they are available online.
Interestingly Apple also released iOS 9.0.1 publicly on the same day. It seems Cupertino developers are hard at work pushing through changes for their latest line of mobile devices.
But wait, there’s more!
If you’re an Apple developer then you should know how to use Xcode. Apple just released the latest Xcode 7.1 beta 2 version for free online. Whether you have a dev account or not, you have access to this release and it’s completely free.
Keep in mind the beta versions of Xcode are for testing only. You cannot submit apps to the app store for publication with beta versions – so if you’re looking for a full professional workflow stick to the official Xcode 7 release until 7.1 is out of beta.