After Apple recently rolled out the 9.2 version of iOS, the Cupertino-based company now allows developers to get their hands on its first update, the iOS 9.2.1.
About a week ago, the public saw the release of iOS 9's second important upgrade. The iOS 9.2 update was hailed by iPhone users for its long list of fixes, tweaks and feature improvements which targeted, among others, Apple News, Mail, Music and iBooks.
If you want to download iOS 9.2.1 beta right now from the Apple Developer Center, you have to be a registered developer to do so. It is plausible that a public beta will follow soon enough.
So far, there are only speculations regarding the content of iOS 9.2.1. Seeing that we are looking at a tiny update, there is a strong chance that it will solve performance issues and bugs that surfaced after the launch of iOS 9.2.
It is worth summarizing the improvements that iOS 9.2 brought. Apple's News app got a series of features which should be appealing to both publishers and users alike. This means that the top stories will get curation from Apple editors, with multiple editions throughout the day.
Apple Music received quite a number of small tweaks, solving many issues that users complained about. For example, playlists are ordered according to which one was last modified. With a simple tap on the iCloud download button, you may now download playlists and albums from iCloud Music Library. The songs that you downloaded get a special mark, making them easier to tell apart from the ones uploaded from your Mac.
In a premiere for iPad and iPhone users, Mail Drop allows you to send attachments as large as 5 GB. Until iOS 9.2, Mail Drop worked only for Macs.
However, there were some issues in iOS 9.2. Some Apple reports pointed out that iOS 9.2 users faced some problems with Mobile Device Management. This means that for some unlucky users, some apps fail to fully install on their devices.
Apple said that it was working diligently to fix this bug, and it is very likely that iOS 9.2.1 is the update to resolve it.
We will keep you posted as soon as we have more details about the content of iOS 9.2.1.