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iOS 8.4 beta 4 released for developers

by Raoul Celdran2015/06/11

A day after Apple introduced iOS 9, there goes iOS 8.4 and everything you need to know about it:

Whats new with iOS 8.4 beta:

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The shutdown bug

Apple users that encountered the issue which is called the ‘shutdown bug’ can now have a sigh of relief.  Apple started distributing the iOS 8.4 beta to its developers on Wednesday and says that the new version is the permanent solution to the recently discovered bug. The bug was diagnosed when a string of mixed alphanumeric and Arabic characters are texted to your device which reboots it automatically without the users consent.

Not only does this bug affect your phones standard messaging app, but it also affects third party messaging apps such as Twitter and Snapchat. This app will be out of beta and will be available to the general public which is expected by the end of the month. Stay tuned, and while waiting, refer to this Apple Support Document to prepare just in case before this bug comes to you.

Apple Music

Since mainstream attention is on for the iOS 9, Apple updated the industry’s music streaming and popular app ‘Apple Music’ recently to the iOS 8.4 beta, and its the launch pad.

Considering that Apple developers are still updating the app, the focus on the update are on the launch pad and its UI to be in place, but four important functionalities are still missing — no streaming, no Beta radio, no ‘Connect’ artist interaction. However, it’s in the hands of Apple to complete the pieces probably when they start the free three-month trial period of Apple Music where they will finally have synced in their plans together.

In fact, Apple has been successful in marketing the Apple Music as they introduced it in the WWDC. It shows it’s capabilities to compete with Spotify and Google Play Music. The matter could be Apple’s most important release of the year while the Apple Watch stands as its first generation of its kind in the smartwatch industry today.

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