In less than a week after beta 5, Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 6 for both developers and public beta testers. Now, beta testers and developers of Apple Developer Program already have a hot new version of the iPad and iPhone’s operating system with which to play.
The newly released iOS 11.4 beta 6 firmware is now available to download alongside new versions of Apple’s other software, again in beta form.
These downloads have only been available via Apple’s servers for a very short period indeed, so we do usually have no idea of what we can expect from the new release thanks to Apple’s official release notes. Hopefully, it’s possible that there will be other changes that Apple has yet to document and more that it will never find their way into the official beta release.
However, the release notes for iOS 11.4, in general, are essentially a list of things that are broken and are well known to be so. If you plan on installing this beta then it will likely stand you in a good position to take a moment at least, to read through the potential errors you may encounter and, most importantly, the workarounds required in order to rectify them in the short term.
One of those errors that may come up for some is related to music playback. According to Apple, “In certain circumstances playback may get stuck at the end of the first track.” Still, it could be worse!
For now, we’re more interested in what new features we could have to play with, so we’re going to keep you updated as our eyes peeled for anything of interest in coming. Check out the complete logical set of release notes below.
Update X1: AirPlay 2 is back again in iOS 11.4 betas. It will require HomePod (on firmware 11.4) or Apple TV on tvOS 11.4 to function.
Update x2: Assuming the fact that Messages on iCloud is back in this release after being removed in the final version of iOS 11.3.
Update x3: Stereo-pairing is available for HomePod in the iPhone’s Home app but only if HomePod is running 11.4 firmware.
Update x4: ClassKit framework’s APIs are now available.
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