iOS 11.4.1 Beta 1 Release Notes, Changes, Fixes: Here’s What Is New

Hot on the heels of iOS 11.4 final was released to the public already, Apple has today issued the first developer beta of iOS 11.4.1, just ahead of the iOS 12 unveiling in beta form on June 4.

Highlights

For iOS 11.4.1 beta 1, we cannot expect any groundbreaking changes as that include some bug fixes and improvements. iOS 12 outing will likely come during the opening keynote of WWDC 2018, making this latest iOS beta old news pretty fast indeed.

The first iOS 11.4.1 beta released to registered developers only and that doesn’t mean that it isn’t an important update. Interestingly and unusually Apple has not shared any specific release notes for this update.

This isn’t the case with this one only, but they usually do that with most beta releases however the release notes for iOS 11.4.1 beta 1 file is strangely empty.

What these likely means is that iOS 11.4.1 is mainly a bug fix release with security patches and hidden support for any potential new hardware – like iPad Pro or iPhone SE 2 – that might get announced at WWDC.

The changes being made are very limited under-the-hood rather than anything user-facing, which in turn means we may never know what has been actually altered in this release.

It’s very possible that we will see iOS 11.4.1 continue in beta format for a while even if iOS 12’s initial beta release arrives following that opening WWDC keynote.

The release of iOS 11.4 to general public saw a lot of new features. With AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud now shipped though, there is a school of thought that iOS 11.4 final version puts an end to iOS 11 progression, just in time for iOS 12 to be announced next week. Quite what that iOS 12 update will look like we do not yet know.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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