Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

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    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.1 update to developers, just four days after releasing the third iOS 11.1 beta and a month after releasing the iOS 11 update to the public.

    Registered developers can download the fourth iOS 11.1 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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    iOS 11.1 introduces a range of new Unicode 10 emoji like crazy face, pie, pretzel, t-rex, vampire, exploding head, face vomiting, shushing face, love you gesture, brain, scarf, zebra, giraffe, fortune cookie, pie, hedgehog, and more.

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    Several emoji also feature some small design changes in iOS 11.1, including the dolphin, octopus, bee, snail, and whale characters, among others. The new designs are more detailed and realistic than existing designs.

    The update also introduces a fix for a Reachability bug that's been present since the release of iOS 11 and it brings back the 3D Touch App Switcher gesture that has been missing from iOS 11 since its release. With the return of the gesture, iPhone users can once again 3D Touch at the left edge of the display to bring up the multitasking App Switcher interface.

    A few other small features are included in the iOS 11.1 beta. The built-in keyboard in iOS 11.1 now offers up multiple emoji symbols when using an emoji-related word, there's an updated camera icon under Restrictions, a new animation when tapping the status bar to scroll upwards, and a faster unlock animation.

    As for security fixes, iOS 11.1 addresses a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard that protects many modern Wi-Fi networks. Using a key reinstallation attack or "KRACK," attackers can exploit weaknesses in the WPA2 protocol to decrypt network traffic to sniff out sensitive information.

    Though not in the developer/public beta right now, the iOS 11.1 update could introduce the Apple Pay Cash feature, which Apple employees are currently testing in a special version of the beta.

    iOS 11 marks a major update to the operating system with systemwide design tweaks, a new Lock screen experience, a revamped Control Center, ARKit, new app features, and an entirely new interface for the iPad that includes a Dock, Drag and Drop support, and a redesigned App Switcher for better than ever multitasking.

    Update: There is also a new beta of iOS 11.1 available for public beta testers.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
     
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    Nice, that was fast. I hope the update will be released before the iPhone X launch.
     
  6. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone want to guess that iPhone X ships with 11.1?

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    Don't understand the point of these incremental updates where they put 5-10 new emojis every time. They coulda easily put an "emoji package" into Appstore free to download and left it to user's choice.
     
  9. Sasparilla, Oct 20, 2017
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    Getting closer. The .1 release is usually where I take the plunge..although with all the talk maybe .1.01 sounds better...

    Something interesting. Emoji's are actually an international standard (yeah there's an international group that regulates this) and all Apple does is add the recently added ones - for this communication standard (seems a little silly, but they are useful).

    This is actually a little advantage for Apple, since their users keep their OS's relatively up to date - they have the latest emoji standards whereas the folks over in Androidville where most of the phones have OS's that are years old are sadly...out of date, in emoji too. (my work phone is Android)
     
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    I might upgrade my 6s from 9.3.5 to 11.1 when it comes, I said might...
     
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    I'm tempted to jump onto 11.1 at this point, by my iPhone 6 just started to settle down.
     
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    Yeah definitely. They have to have the software ready early enough to flash all the iPhone X’s that are due to be shipped.
     
  16. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    yep GM it is :) Bet it's coming out next week for everyone and ships the following week on the X.
     
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    Yes!
     
  18. Tozovac macrumors 65816

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    Face vomiting emojis....and still a too-white & grey iOS that's impossible to use outdoors in the sun...
     
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    Emoji's are as important to the OS as all 26 letters. If someone sends you an emoji you don't have on your OS it has to handle it in some way. User choice is still there, you can choose to use them or not.
     
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    Then they couldn't be displayed on other devices unless the actual bitmap representing the emoji was transmitted - which is unnecessarily cumbersome and data-hungry.
     
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    Wish the progress on the rest was as fast as it is on emoji and wristbands. iOS overall is inconsistent and looking retro.
     
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    I really hope they fix the stability of ios 11. By far the buggiest and slowest release to date and i'm running it on iphone 8+...
     
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    What, both of them?
     
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    Is it 11.1 where they fixed the reachabilty notification bug?
     

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