Those of you who have a developer account with Apple already know about the release of iOS 8 beta 2. The release brings small changes and enhances to iPhone and iPad. Apple’s Podcasts application is now built into the system and can’t be uninstalled. The new update also brings QuickType keyboard on iPad. The Safari browser now blocks ads that redirect users to the App store without any interaction.
Apple iBooks has been updated to display books as series. Spotlight has been improved as well. Turning off notifications per app is also possible. iOS 8 is not fully ready yet, but it is getting there. You will need a developer account if you plan to test what iOS 8 beta has to offer.
Speaking of Apple products, we are going to see the iWatch and iPhone 6 later this year. A new report is suggesting that the iWatch and 5.5″ iPhone 6 will come with sapphire glass. The iWatch will have an OLED display made by LG. It is expected to be available in two versions with 1.7″ and 1.3″ displays respectively. We will have to wait till September to figure out whether these rumors are true.[via]