Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

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    Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers and public beta testers, a few days after seeding the fourth beta and releasing iOS 11.2.2, an update designed to mitigate a serious hardware-based vulnerability called "Spectre."

    Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2.5 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.

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    iOS 11.2.5 introduces a new feature that allows Siri to play daily news podcasts when queried about the current news. Siri will offer up news from The Washington Post by default, but you can also choose to switch to Fox News, CNN, or NPR.

    The new audio news feature, which appears to have been developed for use with Apple's upcoming HomePod speaker, is invoked when using Hey Siri or asking Siri about the news when using CarPlay or with headphones connected - essentially any situation where you're not looking at the display of an iOS device. If you activate Siri using the side button or Home button of a device, standard Apple news headlines are provided instead of the audio-based news highlights.

    It's not clear what other new features, if any, will be included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta. We didn't discover other noticeable outward-facing changes in the first four iOS 11.2.5 betas, so it's possible this update focuses mainly on bug fixes and security improvements aside from the Siri news update.

    If that's the case, we may not know the extent of what's in the update until it sees a public release.

    Apple is supposed to be releasing an iCloud Messages feature that was pulled from the iOS 11 release, but there has been no indication of when we can expect iCloud Messages to be reintroduced. Should new features be discovered in the fifth beta of iOS 11.2.5, we'll update this post.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
     
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    "Siri will offer up news from The Washington Post by default..."

    That's gonna ruffle some feathers.
     
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    I don’t know which sucks more

    Siri ..... or Siri reading me the Washington Post
     
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    There's lots of improvements over time, but in none of these betas am I seeing iOS11's chopping framerate cleaned up (yes I did restore as new again). On a half year old iPhone 7. It's what I initially liked about iOS, and it seems they've had issues with it ever since Forstall left and Ive took over iOS design.

    Honestly if iOS12 did nothing but make the UI a near perfect 60fps (or 120) again and really really buff out all the bugs and polish all the things and maximize performance, I'd be happy.
     
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    Yeah no verison so far of ios 11 has been smooth my X feels like an old iPhone how the frames lag i think ios 12 must be amazing
     
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    That is not what you initially say when you got the X. I recall you finally being happy and all was well for a few weeks. (not gonna go search your posts) but I am sure I remember that and that they are there. :)
     
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    Is anyone else having issues with iCloud not syncing notes? I am able to create a note on my Mac and have it sync to my iPhone, but iCloud does not sync to my Mac whenever I make a new note or edit a current note on my iPhone 7.
     
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    Notes sync working fine for me.
    You are probably saving the notes to the phone instead of iCloud.
     
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    What was unexpected? Surely you are not expecting an intelligent response?
     
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    A new beta right next to another, just that.
     
  16. bballers29 macrumors newbie

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    I am certain they were being saved to iCloud. But, it does seem that the most recent Beta has resolved this issue for me.
     
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    I expect this includes the Spectre fixes - it seems unlikely they made it into the previous beta, given the timing.
     
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    You can change it though, that's what counts.
     
  20. Vashetti macrumors regular

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    Still has 'a' on the build number, not final.
     
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    Final release should come up on Monday or Tuesday, unless new issues have been found. The Release notes only show 3 more pending issues and only one seems somewhat significant.
     
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    My iPhone 7 Plus wants to have some words with you. It's been nothing but smooth on every iOS 11 release since iOS 11.1. So I honestly think it's just your X. You must've did something to mess with it, because I have several friends who own the X, and they haven't had any issues with regards to performance or anything.
     
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    My experience with the beta releases of 11.2.5 has been positive. Smoother than frogs fur!
     
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    It’s not just his. My X has been intermittently choppy since two builds ago.
     

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