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Apple releases first iOS 8.1.1 beta to developers with bug fixes

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Following the release of OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite beta, Apple on Monday issued the first developer beta for iOS 8.1.1 , the upcoming point release for the company's mobile operating system.

With iOS 8.1.1 beta, classified as build 12B432, Apple brings a number of bug fixes and performance improvements to its iPhone and iPad OS, according to the update's release notes.

Notably, display of blood glucose data has been temporarily disabled for the Health app as Apple works to add compatibility with devices that display the metric in mmol/L. Currently, the Health app does not allow manual input of data using that particular unit of measurement, so it will be removed to avoid confusion. While a fix is being engineered, third-party developers can still access the APIs, however.

Apple released iOS 8 in September, though the initial version rolled out with bugs in the HealthKit developer framework that prompted the delay of certain apps supporting the protocol. A subsequent iOS 8.0.1 release attempting to patch the problems was found to disable wireless connectivity and touch ID for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple finally issued a stable iOS 8 version in iOS 8.0.2.