Apple rolls out iOS 8 Beta 5 to developers

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Apple has started rolling out iOS 8 Beta 5 to developers.

While the update contains the usual bug fixes and general improvements, other changes in iOS 8 beta 5 include changing Home Data to HomeKit in Privacy, swiping to open Spotlight faster, removal of the brightness controls on the Wallpaper settings panel, a new sound after a voice message is sent on Messages, Spirometry data types added to HealthKit and there is a minor sorting method change in Settings > General > Restrictions.

Another change is a Wi-Fi calling indicator for T-Mobile users. While T-Mobile customers had the ability to use Wi-Fi calling previously, with the indicator, they will now know for sure if they are connected to the service.

The next update to developers is expected on August 15th with the release of iOS 8 beta 6. The final version of iOS 8 should be ready for an October launch, possibly at the same time that the new Apple iPhone 6 is launched.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]