Apple seeds second iOS 9.2.1 beta to developers, public beta testers

BY Evan Selleck

Published 4 Jan 2016

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While the Consumer Electronics Show is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, Apple saw fit to release a brand new version of its upcoming iOS software to developers.

On Monday, January 4, Apple officially seeded the second beta for its upcoming iOS release, iOS 9.2.1, to developers. With this release, it’s been just over two weeks since Apple released the first beta. For its part, iOS 9.2 was a relatively minor update, bringing with it plenty of fixes and improvements behind-the-scenes, but also improving the experience for Apple Music, Mail, iBooks, and other Apple software as well.

iOS 9.2.1 is available right now for developers through the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air (OTA) update on iOS devices that are already running the first iOS 9.2.1 beta. The public beta for those within the Public Beta test is available as well.

As for what is new within iOS 9.2.1, that is not known at this point. Considering it is a minor update in title, being only a .1 release, it’s likely that it will be focused on software improvements, tweaks, and other enhancements to make the overall experience better. If any new features do appear, we’ll update this post accordingly.