Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Oct 16, 2017 10:06 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 11.1 update to developers, one week after releasing the second iOS 11.1 beta and a month after releasing the iOS 11 update to the public.

Registered developers can download the iOS 11 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.


iOS 11.1 introduces a range of new Unicode 10 emoji like crazy face, pie, pretzel, t-rex, vampire, exploding head, face vomiting, shushing face, love you gesture, brain, scarf, zebra, giraffe, fortune cookie, pie, hedgehog, and more.


Several emoji have also seen some small design changes in iOS 11.1, including the dolphin, octopus, bee, snail, and whale characters, among others. The new designs are more detailed and realistic than existing designs.

The update also brings back the 3D Touch App Switcher gesture that has been missing from iOS 11 since its release. With the return of the gesture, iPhone users can once again 3D Touch at the left edge of the display to bring up the multitasking App Switcher interface.

A few other small features are included in the iOS 11.1 beta. The built-in keyboard in iOS 11.1 now offers up multiple emoji symbols when using an emoji-related word like "cake" or "happy," with each of the suggestions displayed at the end of the predictive text suggestions.

There's also an updated camera icon under Restrictions, a new animation when tapping the status bar to scroll upwards, and a faster unlock animation.

iOS 11 marks a major update to the operating system with systemwide design tweaks, a new Lock screen experience, a revamped Control Center, ARKit, new app features, and an entirely new interface for the iPad that includes a Dock, Drag and Drop support, and a redesigned App Switcher for better than ever multitasking.

Update: Today's beta fixes a Reachability bug that prevented the iOS 11 Cover Screen with Notifications from being accessible in the middle of the iPhone's display. Apple engineering chief Craig Federighi recently said a fix for the issue, which has been present since iOS 11 launched, would be coming soon.

Update 2: The new beta is now available for public beta testers.


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32 months ago

Enough of this emoji garbage. Anyone with an IQ doesn't care.

Everyone has an IQ.. so no one cares?

Careful. Only a Sith deals in absolutes
Rating: 39 Votes
32 months ago
Enough of this emoji garbage. Anyone with an IQ doesn't care.
Rating: 32 Votes
32 months ago
iOS 11 has been absolute dog ***** for me.
Rating: 19 Votes
32 months ago

Enough of this emoji garbage. Anyone with an IQ doesn't care.

Speak for yourself. I like emoji, my whole family likes emoji. And, we all have an IQ too!
Rating: 16 Votes
32 months ago

iOS 11 has been absolute dog ***** for me.

7 devices at home without issues. 20 fellow employees at work without any issues either.
Rating: 16 Votes
32 months ago

So sad that innovation in Apple has been relegated to emojis...

Still waiting for some hardware true innovation. iMac design was not updated in the last 9 years. Mac Mini, Macbook pros, etc...

How sad....

Of course Apple adding new emoji in a point release software update means no one in the company is working on anything else. So sad that Mac Rumors comments have been relegated to garbage like this. :rolleyes:
Rating: 13 Votes

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