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Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 11 update to developers, just over one week after releasing iOS 11.2, the second major iOS 11 update, and just a few hours after releasing iOS 11.2.1.

Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.


It's not clear what new features will be included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta, but as a minor 11.x.x update, it is likely to focus primarily on bug fixes and security improvements rather than major outward-facing changes. It's not clear why Apple has skipped several numbers to release an 11.2.5 beta.

We are still waiting on two major iOS 11 features that have yet to be introduced, though. iCloud Messages and AirPlay 2 have not yet been fully implemented and are likely to be added in an upcoming beta.

Prior to iOS 11.2.5, Apple released iOS 11.2, which brought Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new peer-to-peer payments service, plus faster 7.5W wireless charging and a long list of bug fixes.

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19 weeks ago
They must be using the iOS 11.1.2 calculator app to count :D
Rating: 62 Votes
19 weeks ago
first they skipped 9
now theyre skipping 2, 3 and 4

no wonder apple's been buggy lately. they cant count
Rating: 28 Votes
19 weeks ago
What happened to 11.2.2 or 11.2.3 or 11.2.4?
Rating: 22 Votes
19 weeks ago

What happened to 11.2.2 or 11.2.3 or 11.2.4?


And what did they do with the bodies?!? OH THE INHUMANITY OF IT ALL
Rating: 12 Votes
19 weeks ago

first they skipped 9
now theyre skipping 2, 3 and 4

no wonder apple's been buggy lately. they cant count


They haven't "skipped" anything. Not every release is preceded by developer or public beta releases.
Rating: 9 Votes
19 weeks ago
My God this is a total mess. Who is running the place?
Rating: 8 Votes
19 weeks ago
Well, this is interesting. Some were expecting iOS 11.3 beta 1, or perhaps something about 11.2.2...but here's suddenly 11.2.5 beta 1.
Rating: 8 Votes
19 weeks ago

My God this is a total mess. Who is running the place?

Why are you freaking out? Just because you're overreacting to non-public version numbers doesn't mean they're a mess.
Rating: 7 Votes
19 weeks ago
And I thought Tim Cook was a numbers guy.
Rating: 7 Votes
19 weeks ago
I love the complaints about the version numbering. It must be a gap to leave room for smaller incremental updates, or just some internal change. But I love people equating it to poor software development or a sign that Apple is a 'mess.'

Blizzard and Chrome did these version numbering schemes before it was cool (e.g. Patch 7.3 to 7.3.2 to 7.3.5, or Chrome 62.592.4292.44 to 63.0.3239.84) [/hipster glasses]
Rating: 7 Votes

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