What you need to know
- Apple's Wi-Fi + Cellular 9.7-inch iPad Pro hasn't had its iPadOS 15 beta 2 release.
- The reason for the omission isn't clear but it's safe to say something broke.
Apple released iPadOS 15 beta 2 to developers yesterday and everyone is still picking through it to see what's new. Everyone except those with a Wi-Fi + Cellular 9.7-inch iPad Pro, that is. For reasons unknown that very particular iPad Pro hasn't received the beta 2 update and it isn't clear at this point whether it ever will.
According to the release notes for the iPadOS 15 beta 2 release, the lack of availability is a known issue – but that's as far as Apple is going right now.
General. Known Issues: iPadOS 15 beta 2 isn't available for iPad Pro (9.7 inch) (WiFi + Cellular). (79629736)
It's fair to say that something has gone very wrong with iPadOS 15 on that particular iPad Pro and it's particularly interesting that this is the cellular version – the Wi-Fi-only iPad Pro doesn't appear to be afflicted.
Anyone running an affected iPad Pro with iPadOS 15 beta 1 installed won't be able to update to beta 2 and it isn't clear yet whether that is a temporary situation or not. It's possible Apple will simply skip beta 2 for that device, jumping straight to beta 3 – likely in a couple of weeks if the normal release cadence is followed.
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