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Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4.1 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the beta to developers and just a few days after releasing iOS 11.4, which introduced AirPlay 2 and Messages in Cloud.

Beta testers who are members of Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 11.4.1 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.


Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. iOS betas are not always stable and should not be installed on a primary device.

There were no notable features discovered in iOS 11.4.1 in the first developer beta, suggesting it focuses on bug fixes and other minor improvements.

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11 weeks ago

Serious question - anybody tired of iOS? I am.


Then buy an Android device. (shrug)
Rating: 11 Votes
11 weeks ago

There's something wrong with the world when a X.4.1 requires a public beta. Holy cow.


For years, Apple didn't offer public betas, and people actually paid Apple (or worse, shady third parties) for access just so they could get pre-releases.

Now they offer public betas and that's not good either?
Rating: 11 Votes
11 weeks ago
Actually, iOS 11.4.1 is really iOS 12.0.-1 in disguise.
Rating: 8 Votes
11 weeks ago

There's something wrong with the world when a X.4.1 requires a public beta. Holy cow.

Wrong with the world? Really?
Rating: 5 Votes
11 weeks ago

Same ol' interface bugs.


Which are....... ?
Rating: 4 Votes
11 weeks ago

There's something wrong with the world when a X.4.1 requires a public beta. Holy cow.


You're probably not aware that, with the exception of one or two emergency patches and a couple of the earliest betas for 10.X major releases, every release has had a public beta.

Public betas are good. Public betas expose the code to a significantly larger user base and therefore have the potential of uncovering more bugs.

Another nice thing about them? You don't have to load them onto your phone if you don't want.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 weeks ago

Would you prefer Apple push x.x.y updates out without testing?


Exactly. Apple has been criticized for stability lately. I appreciate the fact that there's always a new beta in testing to fix issues. That's a new thing and a positive thing imo.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 weeks ago
I’m experiencing 2 Maps bugs that i hope are finally addressed with this update (though I doubt it).

One of them causes my phone to swipe the Notification Center down, and over to the widgets by itself. And it’s always during the last leg of the trip.

The other bug is when Siri will randomly say “Turn right” when I’m still a mile or so away from the turn. Doesn’t say “in one mile” or even the name of the street. Just suddenly “turn right” which keeps throwing me off.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 weeks ago

There's something wrong with the world when a X.4.1 requires a public beta. Holy cow.

Would you prefer Apple push x.x.y updates out without testing?
Rating: 2 Votes
11 weeks ago
There's something wrong with the world when a X.4.1 requires a public beta. Holy cow.
Rating: 1 Votes

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