Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers, one week after seeding the first beta and a week after releasing iOS 11.2.1, an update that introduced a fix for a HomeKit vulnerability.

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.

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It's not clear what new features, if any, will be included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta. We didn't discover any noticeable outward-facing changes in the first iOS 11.2.5 beta, so it's possible this update focuses mainly on bug fixes and security improvements.

If that's the case, we may not know the extent of what's in the update until it sees a public release. Apple is supposed to be releasing an iCloud Messages feature that was pulled from the iOS 11 release, but there has been no indication of when we can expect iCloud Messages to be reintroduced.

Should new features be found in the second iOS 11.2.5 beta, we'll update this post. Apple has also released new beta firmware for the HomePod, which will be available to employees currently testing the device.

Top Rated Comments

C DM Avatar
41 months ago

"It's not clear what new features, if any, will be included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta. We didn't discover any noticeable outward-facing changes in the first iOS 11.2.5 beta, so it's possible this update focuses mainly on bug fixes and security improvements."

You actually read the article? o_O
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Solver Avatar
41 months ago

There must be a valid reason- I'm uncertain as to what it is- why the public beta doesn't come out the same time as the developers beta. Anyone venture a guess?

Because developers are not as picky about bugs in a beta as public testers
And it gives Apple a large less picky group to check test a beta first
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
41 months ago

There must be a valid reason- I'm uncertain as to what it is- why the public beta doesn't come out the same time as the developers beta. Anyone venture a guess?

Usually in case something rather bad pops up for many, that way the impact would be limited to what are typically mostly (or should mostly be) developer devices rather than many more end-user devices.
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LarryJoe33 Avatar
41 months ago

There must be a valid reason- I'm uncertain as to what it is- why the public beta doesn't come out the same time as the developers beta. Anyone venture a guess?

Just download and install the developer beta profile. It is widely available (google it).
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brianlbaker Avatar
41 months ago

lol based on comment count in here, looks like people have enough and don't want to play lab rats anymore.
The negative headlines lately was simply too much.

What?
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itsmilo Avatar
41 months ago

lol based on comment count in here, looks like people have enough and don't want to play lab rats anymore.
The negative headlines lately was simply too much.

Betas actually feel saver when it comes to Apple these days. The final releases always seem to f something up. Sadly
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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