Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

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    Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the fourth beta and over a month after releasing iOS 11.4, an update that introduced AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud.

    Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.4.1 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 once the proper profile has been installed from Apple's beta testing website.

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    No new features were discovered in the first four iOS 11.4.1 betas, suggesting it focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of iOS 11.4.

    We'll update this post should we discover any new features in the fifth iOS 11.4.1 beta, but we're not expecting major changes now that Apple has shifted its focus to iOS 12, which is also available to developers for beta testing purposes.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
     
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    5 betas and still not final, what exactly has changed?
     
  4. bluespider macrumors 6502

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    must still be some bugs with message iCloud and or airplay 2.... interesting none the less.
     
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    I have found 11.4.1 to be one of the most buggy late-stage betas from iOS I have seen (running an SE). I hope the fifth is better.
     
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    10.3.3 had 6 betas so not really surprising since most likely its the last iOS 11.x.x update.
     
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    It would be interesting to calculate the total level of extra power used in the world by all of that extra charging needed because of the battery drain bug in 11.4.

    Hopefully today will be a last minute check with tomorrow seeing the final release.
     
  9. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    Every time they do this. I think they are referring to ios 12 at first. I was sitting there wondering why my phone said no update available. :confused:
     
  10. WaruiKoohii macrumors 6502

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    What's the rush? Chill out my dude :)

    Bug fixes primarily

    Beta 1-3 weren't bad IMO, but Beta 4 was definitely kind of buggy. Hopefully Beta 5 is better.
     
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    Genuine question. With the release of iOS12 less than 3 months away,and with no device being left on 11 as it was announced all those that could run 11, could run 12, why do Apple continue to work on 11, rather than have all their software experts concentrate on 12?

    I can understand it with watch OS4, as the original gen watch won’t get 5, but surely if Apple really wants to concentrate on reliability, shouldn’t they just concentrate on getting 12 as near perfect as possible?
     
  12. WaruiKoohii macrumors 6502

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    Because until iOS 12 is released to the public, the large majority of the worlds iOS devices will continue to run iOS 11, and so it wouldn't make sense for Apple to drop support for it. There are still some months left before iOS 12 is released.

    This wouldn't make any sense. Apple forked the iOS 12 codebase already.
     
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    Because they rush released 11.4 and iCloud iMessages so they wouldn’t be embarrassed at WWDC and accidentally introduced a bug that drains the battery faster than usual and people are mad about it.
     
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    Seems like a lot of betas. More than I expected, considering not much changed. Fingers crossed that this means b3 iOS 12 is tomorrow.
     
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    That makes sense. Unfortunately that can be the cost of progress in anything, whilst trying to improve something, you break something else.
     
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    We're only on beta 5, this is pretty typical. When we get to beta 7 or 8 then I'll agree with you.
     
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    In addition to everyone but beta testers being on iOS 11.x until at least September, it’s also true that millions won’t upgrade to iOS 12 until months after its release. Many iPhone users are not techies and don’t pay a ton of attention to what features or bugs are added to the latest iOS. My parents didn’t update from 10.3.3 to 11 until Thanksgiving last year (I know this because I updated both their phones when I went home for the holiday). They were vaguely aware there was a new iOS but weren’t much paying attention.

    Also, some people wait to install a major new release until the X.1 version of it, or at least the X.0.2 version, since the X.0 release is likely to have glitches.

    So I’m happy that Apple is trying to get the best possible version of iOS 11 ready for the masses that will be using it for at least 2.5 months and possibly longer.
     
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    Oh Another One! i was expecting the official version
     
  19. MrGuder macrumors 68030

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    iOS 11 is just a mess. I can’t wait til it’s gone forever!!
     
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    Placebo 101 ... placebo
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    Ios 11.4.1b4 got rid of the battery drain toggle.:)
     
  23. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    Just put this release out of its misery and move on to 12. Let's pretend this nightmare of a release never existed.
     
  24. bluecoast macrumors 6502a

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    I’m imagining the current iOS release live team employees in a latter day Hitchcock movie, constantly seeing the the numeral ‘11’ wherever they go, until they go crazy.

    Then a few years later...

    ‘iOS 11? Oh no, you must be mistaken. There was never an iOS 11. They skipped straight from 10 to 12. No one knows why - and if I were you I wouldn’t keep on asking questions about it!’
     
  25. roncron macrumors 6502

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    Sorry you and others have had so many problems with iOS 11. For me, it’s worked really well on iPad, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone X. It’s added cool features that I’ve found really useful.

    That said, I too am looking forward to 12 and Apple’s new focus on speed and stability.
     

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