Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Public Beta Testers

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    Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4.1 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the beta to developers and just a few days after releasing iOS 11.4, which introduced AirPlay 2 and Messages in Cloud.

    Beta testers who are members of Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 11.4.1 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

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    Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. iOS betas are not always stable and should not be installed on a primary device.

    There were no notable features discovered in iOS 11.4.1 in the first developer beta, suggesting it focuses on bug fixes and other minor improvements.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Public Beta Testers
     
  2. tomaszk macrumors newbie

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    Not showing up, we'll it did but then disappeared again. Rolls eyes.

    Post edit, okay, it's rolling in now, Yay.
     
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    I remember when iOS10.3.3 was almost fully cooked and there was that last and final beta that allowed it to be about as right as iOS10 was going to get before Apple moved on.
    I am hoping this (final?) beta is accomplishing the same thing.
     
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Then buy an Android device. (shrug)
     
  7. GIZBUG macrumors 68000

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    Which are....... ?
     
  8. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    I’m experiencing 2 Maps bugs that i hope are finally addressed with this update (though I doubt it).

    One of them causes my phone to swipe the Notification Center down, and over to the widgets by itself. And it’s always during the last leg of the trip.

    The other bug is when Siri will randomly say “Turn right” when I’m still a mile or so away from the turn. Doesn’t say “in one mile” or even the name of the street. Just suddenly “turn right” which keeps throwing me off.
     
  9. kenfas macrumors newbie

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    Actually, iOS 11.4.1 is really iOS 12.0.-1 in disguise.
     
  10. maxfromdenmark macrumors member

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    Things go faster nowadays with publishing betas.
     
  11. benroberts3 macrumors member

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    wonder if this fixes the messages in icloud bug I've been experiencing. messages on my ipad and iphone are not matching up and my iphone messages are still out of order
     
  12. now i see it macrumors 68030

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    There's something wrong with the world when a X.4.1 requires a public beta. Holy cow.
     
  13. chucker23n1 macrumors 68000

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    For years, Apple didn't offer public betas, and people actually paid Apple (or worse, shady third parties) for access just so they could get pre-releases.

    Now they offer public betas and that's not good either?
     
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Wrong with the world? Really?
     
  15. Robert.Walter macrumors 65816

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    15G5054c 14.4.1 didn’t require a certificate reinstall for me.

    Note: Author was unclear “available for beta testers after installing certificate”, may have meant “would be beta testers”...
     
  16. WaruiKoohii macrumors 6502

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    Would you prefer Apple push x.x.y updates out without testing?
     
  17. DoogH macrumors newbie

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    Exactly. Apple has been criticized for stability lately. I appreciate the fact that there's always a new beta in testing to fix issues. That's a new thing and a positive thing imo.
     
  18. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    You're probably not aware that, with the exception of one or two emergency patches and a couple of the earliest betas for 10.X major releases, every release has had a public beta.

    Public betas are good. Public betas expose the code to a significantly larger user base and therefore have the potential of uncovering more bugs.

    Another nice thing about them? You don't have to load them onto your phone if you don't want.
     
  19. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Complaining about bugs in beta software is rather ridiculous, in my opinion. If you don't like lots of bugs, stop installing beta software. If you want to run beta software, report any bugs found and stop complaining about Apple releasing beta software.
     
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  22. chucker23n1 macrumors 68000

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    How?
     
  23. where is it macrumors 6502

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    To be fair, testing was better, the product was better before public beta testing.

    Most public testers just like to tinker and don't really do anywhere nearly enough in-depth testing. Apple then shrugs it's shoulders and a half baked product gets released and then they wonder why everyone is moaning.
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    A day in the life of a Beta Tester:

    "Ooh a new beta version of iOS! - Must download and test right away."
    - DOWNLOAD, 4 hours later after finally getting it installed and reading the disclaimer:
    Beta software is for testing purposes, do not use in a production environment
    "Ooh, ok, I'll just see if there are any new features.... Urm, No, ok - 'ERASE'"

    Meanwhile back at Apple HQ:

    Apple Employee 1: "Look, 16 million downloads of the new beta, and no bug reports!"
    Apple Employee 2: "Wait, a bug report just came through, just minor though"
    Apple Employee 1: "16 million downloads and one bug report? No need for us to do any further testing!"

    RELEASE UPDATE
     
  24. KazuSnow macrumors regular

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    To be fair, I would assume most of the reports from the public would be ignored, and they are more after the automatic system reports....

    oh look apple maps crashed 16 million times....kinda thing?[/QUOTE]
     
  25. SASouth macrumors member

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    I’m not seeing the update on my iPhone X. Anyone else?
     

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