Same issue but on the public beta 1 for iPad Pro. Bummer.
Yeah, it really does, to have to remember to clear out a search field... I get if it was to make loading the app a tad slower, that make sense... but it doesn’t, it just completely freezes the app and makes it unusable. This issue definitely isn’t fixed. I just opened up my brand new iPad Pro 11” 256GB yesterday and installed my EN Premium, and I’ve been having this issue ALL day and night... what a shame. I hope it truly does get fixed.