On Monday, Apple updated the iOS 8 to Beta 5 and Mac OS X Yosemite to Developer Preview 5 (DP5). This article gives some useful links to learn more about iOS 8 and Yosemite.
For iOS 8 Beta installation steps, tips and more check out my blog article How To Safely Test iOS 8 Beta. For Yosemite Dev Preview installation steps, tips and more check out my blog article How To Safely Test OS X Yosemite Beta. Also check out all of my articles on iOS 8 and articles on Yosemite.
The upgrade of iOS 8 on my iPad Air took about 22 minutes, noticeably faster than Beta 4. The download took only 3 minutes and the rest of the time was on the device preparing, installing and rebooting. The Yosemite update took about 17 minutes total, which is a little faster than Dev Preview 4.
There appears to be less changes in these updates to Mac and iPad OSes, which may explain their faster upgrade times. However, on an iPod Touch 5th gen (the latest model available) it took about 40 minutes, a little more than Beta 4. A part of this increase may be due to App Store traffic at the time I downloaded it. But the local processing also took longer than previous updates for the iPod.
Useful Links for More Info
Here are some links to some great articles on iOS 8 - listed in the order I suggest you read them.
- MacRumors iOS 8 Beta 5 Tidbits has the latest coverage on Beta 5's new features.
- 9To5Mac has more screen shots and other details on the new iOS 8 Beta 5 features.
- 9To5Mac noted that the new Apple TV beta has a refreshed look with iOS like icons and text. Further indication of the possible merging of iOS and Apple TV software that I discussed in my article Design Inspiration: Smart TV, Internet TV & Gaming.
- MacRumors iOS 8: New Features roundup page includes info on hidden and undocumented features.
- MacRumors iOS 8 roundup page is their general iOS 8 page.
Mac OS X Yosemite
Here are some links to some great articles on Yosemite - listed in the order I suggest you read them.