Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of iOS 11.2 to developers and public beta testers, more than a week after releasing the fourth iOS 11.2 beta, a month after releasing the first major iOS 11 update, iOS 11.1, and a week and a half after releasing the iOS 11.1.2 update.
As it stands right now, there is no word on what is different or new in the fifth iOS 11.2. However, it is possible that it may introduce features that Apple initially announced with the unveiling of iOS 11, including iCloud support for Messages.
It’s also worth noting that the first developer beta did introduce new features and fixes. That includes a fix for the bug discovered in the stock calculator app, which caused rapid inputs to not register correctly. iOS 11.2 also introduces “SiriKit on HomePod,” which will allow for limited third-party app features to work with Siri via the upcoming smart speaker.
The second public beta of iOS 11.2 also introduced Apple Pay Cash to the mobile operating system. The feature was introduced this year, and has been in testing for quite some time. With the new feature, iOS users will be able to send cash to friends and family members directly through iMessage.
Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.2 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.
How have you enjoyed your experience with iOS 11 so far? What are you hoping Apple adds or fixes in this upcoming release of the mobile operating system (if they aren’t already fixed in iOS 11.1)?