Apple Seeds iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 Release Candidates to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate versions of upcoming iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after Apple released the fourth betas.

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Registered developers are able to opt into the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option, and toggling on the iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 Developer Beta. An Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta. Apple has also released an RC version of iOS 16.7.8 for devices that are unable to run ‌iOS 17‌.

Most of the features that Apple promised would be coming in ‌iOS 17‌ have now been released, but iOS 17.5 adds additional app ecosystem changes in the European Union. App developers can offer apps for download on the iPhone directly from their websites, in addition to through app marketplaces.

There are also code changes that hint at new Apple Pencils and a Battery Health feature for the iPad, with more information on what's new available in our iOS 17.5 beta features post.

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Realityck Avatar
3 weeks ago
To Devs and also PB testers shortly

* iOS 17.5 RC (21F79) - May 7, 2024
* iPadOS 17.5 RC (21F79) - May 7, 2024
* tvOS 17.5 RC (21L569) - May 7, 2024
* visionOS 1.2 beta 5 (21O5587a) - May 7, 2024
* watchOS 10.5 RC (21T575) - May 7, 2024

No MacOS RC yet
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dieu Avatar
3 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2024/05/07/apple-seeds-ios-17-5-rc/')

Apple today seeded the release candidate versions of upcoming iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after Apple released the fourth betas ('https://www.macrumors.com/2024/04/30/ios-17-5-beta-4-developers/').



Registered developers are able to opt into the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option, and toggling on the iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 Developer Beta. An Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta. Apple has also released an RC version of iOS 16.7.8 for devices that are unable to run iOS 17.

Most of the features that Apple promised would be coming in iOS 17 have now been released, but iOS 17.5 adds additional app ecosystem changes in the European Union. App developers can offer apps for download on the iPhone directly from their websites ('https://www.macrumors.com/2024/04/16/ios-17-5-app-web-downloads-eu/'), in addition to through app marketplaces.

There are also code changes that hint at new Apple Pencils and a Battery Health feature for the iPad, with more information on what's new available in our iOS 17.5 beta features post ('https://www.macrumors.com/2024/04/03/everything-new-in-ios-17-5-beta-1/').

Article Link: Apple Seeds iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 Release Candidates to Developers ('https://www.macrumors.com/2024/05/07/apple-seeds-ios-17-5-rc/')
On top of the update list is a “Pride Radiance wallpaper!” What would Apple do if Samsung no longer designed mobile devices? Apple would be stuck to innovate on its own. Apple stock falling nearly 11% in the first quarter of 2024 and the complete failure of Apple Vision Pro are examples of a drifting company. Politics and manipulation are the contributing factors of apples struggles.
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Cristim74 Avatar
3 weeks ago

Surely the official releases will be out before the new iPads next Wednesday?
Yes, most likely next Tuesday.
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Kar98 Avatar
3 weeks ago

Surely the official releases will be out before the new iPads next Wednesday?
Right? Might as well wait at this point.
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Realityck Avatar
3 weeks ago
iOS/iPadOS 17.5 RC OTA finally showing, was slow to show today.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winxmac Avatar
3 weeks ago
I'm tempted to upgrade from iOS 16.7 [iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max] but I'll just wait and see the reaction from upgraders/updaters regarding bugs/changes...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)