Apple Seeds iOS 11 Golden Master to Developers Ahead of September 19 Public Launch [Update: Public Beta Too]

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    Apple today seeded the golden master (GM) version of iOS 11 to developers. The golden master represents the final version of iOS 11 that will be released to the public, and it comes after a beta testing period that saw Apple release a record 10 betas.

    Registered developers can download the iOS 11 golden master from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed.

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    iOS 11 is a major update to the operating system designed for the iPhone and the iPad. It introduces several new design changes like a customizable Control Center and a reimagined Lock screen that's been merged with the Notification Center, along with smaller tweaks like bolder fonts, redesigned app icons for major apps, and a revamped App Store.

    Peer-to-peer Apple Pay payments are coming in the Messages app, a Do Not Disturb While Driving feature is designed to help drivers stay focused on the road, and Siri has been enhanced with a new more natural voice, cross-device syncing, and the ability to learn more about each user's habits.


    Photos includes new editing options for Live Photos, the Camera app offers optical image stabilization for Portrait Mode, Apple Music lets you follow friends, Maps features indoor mapping and lane guidance, and Notes has a new Document Scanner and handwriting recognition.

    ARKit for developers brings a range of new augmented reality apps and games to iOS devices, and a new Core ML SDK lets developers build smarter apps. iOS 11 is also the biggest update ever for the iPad, with a new Dock that introduces much improved multitasking, a Files app for better managing files, improved Apple Pencil support, a revamped App Switcher, and a system-wide drag and drop feature.


    iOS 11 will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 19, three days ahead of the official launch date of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

    For more details on all of the new features included in iOS 11, make sure to check out our iOS 11 roundup.

    Update: The GM version is also available to members of Apple's public beta program.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds iOS 11 Golden Master to Developers Ahead of September 19 Public Launch [Update: Public Beta Too]
     
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Almost installed. I would say first but that happened a few days ago. :)
     
  3. dms_91 macrumors newbie

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    Will public beta testers get this OTA at 1pm PT?
     
  4. Col4bin macrumors 68000

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    iOS needs a visual overhaul—long overdue. (And iOS 7 doesn't count.)
     
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  6. juliov410 macrumors newbie

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    Already available for Public Beta testers as well
     
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  9. bpp85 macrumors member

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    I'm a public tester and it already available...
     
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  12. subcritical71 macrumors newbie

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    Looks like the GM seeds are released for iOS 11, Xcode 9, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11... just waiting for HS to drop.
     
  13. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    Is the early seed the same build as today’s seed?
     
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    Welcome to the stock market.
     
  15. CarlJ macrumors 68000

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    "Apple Officially Seeds iOS 11 Golden Master to Developers Ahead of September 19 Public Launch"

    FTFY.
     
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  19. inscrewtable macrumors 65816

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    If the golden master is ready for download, what is the reason that it is not available for everyone to download? Is this some kind of a reward for being a public beta tester?
     
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  21. DDarkSSide macrumors newbie

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    Allready installing OTA on my iPad Pro 10.5

    I'm on Public Beta Test though.
     
  22. Korazu macrumors newbie

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    More for devs to put final touches on their software prior to the official release to the public, as there's still apps that don't work or crash on betas.
     

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