Apple has released iOS 8 beta 5 to developers today, bringing the OS one step closer to public release. Unlike previous releases, this minor bump includes mainly bug fixes and performance improvements, though there are some revamped icons and setting placements.
The company is set to release the new version of iOS shortly before — likely two days, as with previous years — the public availability of the newest iPhone, which is expected to be announced in mid-September. iOS 8, while not the visual overhaul that iOS 7 was, promises to include impressive suite of new features like a Health portal for third-party apps and wearables; a new predictive keyboard, and support for third-party alternatives; better enterprise support; coordination with Macs for document, phone and text handoff, and more.
Members can head to Apple’s Developer Portal for the download details, and while there should also check out new versions of OS X Yosemite and Apple TV, which finally has a new iOS 8-friendly UI overhaul.