Apple releases new build of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 developer beta 2

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Less than a week after the second developer betas went out, Apple has released a new build of that beta for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 for testing.

The latest betas can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center by developers enrolled into the testing program. While normally a public beta variant would follow shortly after the developer counterpart via the Apple Beta Software Program, Apple has warned the first public beta won't be out until July.

Wednesday's betas are new builds of the developer 2 beta released on June 24. There are no known changes in the new builds.

Apple issued the first developer betas on June 7, shortly after the WWDC 2021 keynote.

iOS 15 introduces enhancements to Messages and FaceTime, new Focus modes, on-device Live Text OCR, a digital ID in Wallet, updated Weather and Maps apps, and other changes.

On iPadOS 15, Apple updated the multitasking functionality, as well as adding home screen widget support, system-wide Quick Note, the Translate app, and major changes to Swift Playgrounds to enable app development on iPad as well as App Store submissions.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

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