Apple has now made available for download iOS 11.1 beta 4 IPSW links and OTA update to developers registered on the Apple Developer Program portal.
Along with iOS 11.1 beta 4, the company also dropped for download beta 4 seed of watchOS 4.1 for Apple Watch.
As of the build numbers for iOS and watchOS indicate that the fourth seeds released today are likely the internal final GM (Golden Master) builds which will available to all consumers with compatible devices as is sometime next week.
About the iOS 11.1’s new features in general, it brings with it hundreds of refined new emojis as well as brings back the 3D Touch App Switch gesture and also the ability to invoke Notification Center/Cover Sheet from Reachability mode. While the watchOS 4.1 brings the ability to stream millions of songs from Apple Music on Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE independent of an iPhone, a new FM Radio app, and support for hundreds of emojis just like iOS 11.1.
Beyond that, both the firmware versions also patch the critical KRACK WPA2 vulnerability and include the usual bug fixes, security patches, and under-the-hood performance improvements.
Apple has not yet released an iOS 11.1 public beta 4 for all compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. For developers only, both of the firmware versions are available to download right now from the portal. It’s only a matter of time before Apple pushes out it to testers of Apple Beta Software Program as well.
Those of you having a configuration profile of iOS or watchOS betas installed on the device can simply head over to ‘Settings’ section to grab the latest beta 4 OTA update immediately. If this is the first time you are installing a beta, or only want to grab the direct IPSW link of iOS 11.1 beta 4 for a restore using iTunes, head over to developer.apple.com to get started.
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