Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the fourth beta and over a month after releasing iOS 11.4, an update that introduced AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.4.1 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. Public beta testers can get the beta over-the-air once the proper profile has been installed from Apple's beta testing website.

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No new features were discovered in the first four iOS 11.4.1 betas, suggesting it focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of iOS 11.4.

We'll update this post should we discover any new features in the fifth iOS 11.4.1 beta, but we're not expecting major changes now that Apple has shifted its focus to iOS 12, which is also available to developers for beta testing purposes.

Top Rated Comments

ovo6 Avatar
40 months ago
Lmao what just released this to the public already
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sbailey4 Avatar
40 months ago
5 betas and still not final, what exactly has changed?
10.3.3 had 6 betas so not really surprising since most likely its the last iOS 11.x.x update.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roncron Avatar
40 months ago
Genuine question. With the release of iOS12 less than 3 months away,and with no device being left on 11 as it was announced all those that could run 11, could run 12, why do Apple continue to work on 11, rather than have all their software experts concentrate on 12?
In addition to everyone but beta testers being on iOS 11.x until at least September, it’s also true that millions won’t upgrade to iOS 12 until months after its release. Many iPhone users are not techies and don’t pay a ton of attention to what features or bugs are added to the latest iOS. My parents didn’t update from 10.3.3 to 11 until Thanksgiving last year (I know this because I updated both their phones when I went home for the holiday). They were vaguely aware there was a new iOS but weren’t much paying attention.

Also, some people wait to install a major new release until the X.1 version of it, or at least the X.0.2 version, since the X.0 release is likely to have glitches.

So I’m happy that Apple is trying to get the best possible version of iOS 11 ready for the masses that will be using it for at least 2.5 months and possibly longer.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GregJohn Avatar
40 months ago
Seems like a lot of betas. More than I expected, considering not much changed. Fingers crossed that this means b3 iOS 12 is tomorrow.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WaruiKoohii Avatar
40 months ago
Seems like a lot of betas. More than I expected, considering not much changed. Fingers crossed that this means b3 iOS 12 is tomorrow.
We're only on beta 5, this is pretty typical. When we get to beta 7 or 8 then I'll agree with you.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bluecoast Avatar
40 months ago
It would be interesting to calculate the total level of extra power used in the world by all of that extra charging needed because of the battery drain bug in 11.4.

Hopefully today will be a last minute check with tomorrow seeing the final release.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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