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

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  1. jmgregory1 macrumors 68000

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    My X has been choppy on the previous betas, but this latest version, in my limited usage, seems much more fluid.
     
  2. LincolnsiPod macrumors 6502a

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    For once I would like a new release not to add more features but just fix the ******** glitches and bugs impacting earlier releases that never seems to go away.
     
  3. Eric draven macrumors newbie

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    My 7 has also been fine
     
  4. B's iPhone macrumors regular

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    Downloading now. Definitely going to update the news source first thing.
     
  5. -BigMac- macrumors 65816

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    #30
    Nope. GM isnt a delta update
     
  6. Banks73 macrumors newbie

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    siri answers to anything but siri
     
  7. hendriks16 macrumors newbie

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    And the build number comes different (smaller and no letter at the end).
     
  8. Eric draven macrumors newbie

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    144 mb on my 7 1.9gb on wife’s 6s !
     
  9. B's iPhone macrumors regular

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    Almost 2 gig is a lot.
    Mine was similar to you, 140+ mb.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Was the wife's phone already running a previous 11.2.5 beta?
     
  11. zosokm macrumors regular

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    There is definitely a speed difference when using my six plus . The phone app is very slow to open. Basic functions are slow . It has improved in the subsequent versions but still lags . My iPhone 7 had the same issue but a fresh restore helps . Didn’t help on my iPhone 6 Plus . iCloud notes does have some major bugs and I have been in touch with Apple but they cannot restore my notes . Seven GB of notes disappeared when I did a fresh restore . They show up on my iPad and iCloud.com . Have contacted Apple multiple ties and spent hours on the phone . They couldn’t figure out what to do and suggested waiting for the notes to sync ( have still been waiting for three months ....) . Switched back to Evernote
     
  12. shansoft macrumors 6502

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    iPhone X GPS and Compass seems be really wacky in this release....
     
  13. GregJohn macrumors regular

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    Apple Pay cash seems to have been activated in Canada. Not 100% sure but that’s what it looks like
     
  14. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    My thought exactly. But didn't expect a new beta just for that (but hey, it's apple).
     
  15. ValO macrumors 65816

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    When playing youtube with airpods, videos are very choppy, and sound seems out of sync.
     
  16. NightFox macrumors 68020

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    FWIW I had the same problem yesterday, not had chance to try post-update yet.
     
  17. McTool macrumors regular

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    OMG!
    The drama.
     
  18. celaurie macrumors 6502a

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    I have to agree that 11 has been nothing but positive on my 7. Sure, there have been bugs along the way but that's what betas are for (something a lot of folk seem to forget).
     
  19. ChrisCW11 macrumors 65816

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    I would prefer to stop knowing about new features in an iOS release and just a FULL list of things it fixed.

    Apple can boost about new features once they fix their old ones, for now I think the company needs a time out from trying to push new crap on customers while the old crap is starting to rot.
     
  20. Phonephreak macrumors 6502a

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    I hope ios12 is amazing. Can’t imagine any worse
    --- Post Merged, Jan 12, 2018 ---
    Problem is the official releases have the same issues. iOS 11 is a mess
     
  21. I7guy macrumors P6

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    I like iOS 11.

    Certainly has the same pattern as other iOS releases, with the final release forecast to be stellar.
     
  22. ChrisCW11 macrumors 65816

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    Not saying this is your case specifically, but that is the problem with Apple's beta program, too many people want to rush to be first to use a new iOS version and brag about it, but too few actually bother to TEST it, which is why practically every iOS release is full of glaring security problems and bugs in spite of supposedly millions of "beta testers" prior to release.

    If the litmus test for an iOS release is whether someone tapped an icon and the app launch animation was "smooth", sorry, then I don't value the opinions of these so called beta testers.

    Lets put it this way, it was NOT a beta user that discovered their iPhone 6 was slowing down after installing an iOS beta, it was an actual customer running an official release. How many Apple fanbois noticed their iPhone 6 get slower and simply shrugged it away as a side effect of running beta software and then never bothered to follow through with feedback after the official release? How many assumed the performance improved or got better after the official release because they still assume Apple releases quality software? How many of those beta users couldn't even tell if their phone got slower in the first place?

    Apple should put the Beta program back to Developer's only or set up some kind of mechanism that people that opt into the beta program MUST do certain things and provide feedback otherwise they loose that early access privilege.

    Now I am sure there are major bugs found during a beta, but really when MacRumors loves to write numerous articles about new emoji coming in the next iOS beta, but RARELY cover any major issues found in a beta, one has to wonder if any major bugs are found at all by Apple's beta program?

    It seems it always comes down to real customers that have to find and report issues after an official iOS/macOS release, and Apple's new standby motto is "Our customers deserve better".

    But in all honesty Apple deserves better beta users.
     
  23. I7guy macrumors P6

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    In don’t believe “major” bugs are in these betas. Small bugs, sure. And things happen that even 10 million people testing won’t catch.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink comes to mind when you say Apple “deserves” better testers.

    As far as slowing phones down critics and Apple fans have a point on the iPhone 4, 4s and 5. Those phones were simply underpowered for today’s iOS release. But out in the wild I have yet to see family or associates really complaining their iPhone 6 or 6s has slowed down.
     
  24. sbailey4 macrumors 68040

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    So what were the reasons BEFORE they started the public beta program? How is adding public testers to the existing developers (who have always already been testing) made things worse? That makes no since. If only 20 public testers report an issue then that is 20 more than the way it used to be with developers only yes?
     
  25. ApolloMessiah macrumors newbie

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    using this beta since yesterday i must say its smoother than the previous release, and on par with IOS 8 performance and battery is normal..almost perfect for gold release.
     

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