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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers, just a few days after seeding the sixth beta and more than a week after releasing iOS 11.2.2, an update designed to mitigate a serious hardware-based vulnerability called "Spectre."

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.


Early iOS 11.2.5 betas introduced a new feature letting Siri play daily news podcasts from MPR, Fox News, CNN, or The Washington Post when queried about the current news, but the feature was officially released in iOS 11.2.2 ahead of the iOS 11.2.5 update.

iOS 11.2.5 appears to address a bug that allowed a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on iOS devices. As of the sixth beta, the link in question no longer affects the Messages app.

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

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.

Today's beta appears to be the final golden master version of iOS 11.2.5 that will be released to the public next week.


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10 months ago

2050: in other news Apple seeds 347932463rd beta of 11.2 iOS. Because why the hell not have a bajillion beta versions?

Macrumors users: Apple doesn’t do QC anymore!
*Apple pushes betas out*
Macrumors users: All the damn betas?!
Rating: 29 Votes
10 months ago

No. They should test all this crap well in-house and then release it, instead of making users do their job for them. That's what we pay them for.


No one is forcing you to do anything, and iOS updates are free.
Rating: 19 Votes
10 months ago

2050: in other news Apple seeds 347932463rd beta of 11.2 iOS. Because why the hell not have a bajillion beta versions?


Are you going to come back and bitch that they should have tested more after you find the first bug?
Rating: 16 Votes
10 months ago

No. They should test all this crap well in-house and then release it, instead of making users do their job for them. That's what we pay them for.


They use to NOT release these public betas.

People use to complain that they wanted to try out betas early. In fact, a lot of people paid to get in on developer accounts.

...

Apple allows public betas now, and then people complain that they shouldn't.
Rating: 15 Votes
10 months ago

No. They should test all this crap well in-house and then release it, instead of making users do their job for them. That's what we pay them for.

As a developer, however, I have the best interest in seeing how my app is going to be affected by the new code, or what new is coming up for me to improve or code anything new.

If you are an user and you use beta code just to pretend you are cool, then I cannot think why Apple will even consider test this “crap well in-house” as wanna-bes like you are doing it for free. You only have yourself to blame.
Rating: 12 Votes
10 months ago
Seriously, people are complaining that Apple release as many betas they deem necessary.....
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No. They should test all this crap well in-house and then release it, instead of making users do their job for them. That's what we pay them for.


I'm missing the obvious sarcasm in this post, aren't I?
Rating: 10 Votes
10 months ago

Downloaded 3rd beta of 11.2.5 however had to restore back to 11.2.1. Battery life was killing me. How have the recent beta releases been relating to battery life. I'm on iPhone X.


My X had reduced battery life on betas 2 and 3, but all’s been well since beta 5. I say give it a shot.
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No. They should test all this crap well in-house and then release it, instead of making users do their job for them. That's what we pay them for.


Why don’t you opt out of the beta program?
Rating: 7 Votes
10 months ago

For iOS 11, it's too little, too late.


Considering some earlier IOS versions had a lot worse performance and security issues (like 9 for older devices), not sure what you are saying.

Almost all IOS 11 versions have had performance issues with earlier devices in X.0 and X.1 versions, some pretty extreme, like IOS 4 that rendered the 3G completely unusable in any one for a whole month (till they fixed it mostly, but it never recovered full function, that was the worst).

Early IOS 10 had its share of complaints but was better than IOS 7 8 with older devices.

In fact the issues with the few previous versions meant that public betas were release as of IOS 9.

People seem to have very short memories.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 months ago

Absolutely perfect! No battery issues...


How can you tell if there are any battery issues on this beta just a couple of hours after it's release?
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago
The Public Beta is also available.
This is the full size (2.2gb) GM release.
Rating: 5 Votes

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