After successfully testing the first beta release of the iOS 9.2 before Christmas, Apple is now pushing the second beta to registered developers. The iOS 9.2.1 beta 2 is now available to developers registered on Apple’s Developers Program. However, users registered on Apple’s Public Beta Program are also expected to get the OTA update next.
The iOS 9.2.1 beta 2 comes with core features of the new iOS version with certain enhancements and bug fixes for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The previously released beta one was also mainly a bug fix update. The much discussed bug in Mobile Device Management also gets fixed, which prevented finishing app installation on iPhone and iPad.
The first beta was released in December with build number 13D11 while the second beat is carrying build number 13D14. This is quite a small change on the build number which also indicate an early public release. Apple seems to have worked for some minor maintenance and fixes while keeping room for the detailed releases later.
Following current update track, Apple is supposed to bring the next release sooner. Back in mid-December the iOS 9.2 was released with a number of features and performance enhancement. For instance, the new iOS 9 release brought support for lightning-to-SD card reader along with enhancements to its key apps including the Apple Music, News, Mail and iBooks.
We also have an Apple event scheduled for March where several announcements are expected. Following the calendar, the iOS 9.2.1 seems to be the last beta release in the pipeline, at this March event we may get the update for public. The 4inch iPhone 7c or iPhone 6c is also reported to arrive soon with iOS 9.3. In this case Apple will probably be finishing the tasks in pipeline as per the schedule.