Apple on Wednesday released the second public beta of iOS 11.2.5 to its public beta testing group, one week after seeding the first public beta and one week after releasing iOS 11.2.1, an update that addressed a HomeKit vulnerability. Today’s beta is identical to the beta that was provided to developers yesterday.
As of right now, and based on the number system for Apple’s updates, this appears to be a minor software upgrade. It will likely aim to fix any issues that have been discovered in the last public update, iOS 11.2.1, as well as aim to improve performance and other tweaks. It is not likely that this software update will include any major forward-facing features for the end user, but if anything like that is discovered, we will update this post accordingly.
No new features were discovered in the first two developer betas of iOS 11.2.5, so it’s not entirely clear what new features this beta introduces.
That does not mean that Apple has launched all of the promised iOS 11 features just yet, however. Users are still waiting for iCloud support in Messages, and AirPlay 2 is still waiting in the wings as well. While it’s possible that Apple will include these new features in iOS 11.2.5, we may have to wait for a major point upgrade for that.
If any new discoveries are made in the second developer beta of iOS 11.2.5, we will update this post accordingly.