Apple has released new beta versions of iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS for developers to test. iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, macOS 10.13.3, and tvOS 11.2.5 beta 3 are all available now. We’ll update to the latest versions and note any changes below.
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The latest betas follow the official release of iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. We haven’t seen version numbers in between the official release and the beta release (so maybe these are placeholder numbers pending additional bug fix updates).
As far as changes, based on the version numbers, we expect these to focus on bug fix and security improvements. We’re also seeing early signs of AirPlay 2 return.
Whatever the software version number ends up being, this will likely be the release that’s timed with the HomePod debut.
Changes: Volume appears to be boosted for keyboard clicks, dial keypad in Phone app (thanks Willy!)
- Siri now plays daily podcasts when asked about the news in iOS 11.2.5 beta
- HomePod set up process and more discovered in latest iOS 11 beta
- What configuring the HomePod will look like on iOS 11 [Gallery]