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Banglazed

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iOS 17.4 Beta 4

Release Date
― February 20, 2024
Build Numbers ― 21E5209b
Darwin Kernel Version ― 23.4.0: Thu Feb 15 01:44:29 PST 2024; root:xnu-10063.102.14~2

iOS 17.4 Beta 4 SDK Release Notes

The iOS & iPadOS 17.4 SDK provides support to develop apps for iPhone and iPad running iOS & iPadOS 17.4 beta 4. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 15.3, available from the Mac App Store. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 15.3, see Xcode 15.3 Release Notes.

General

Known Issues

  • Default browser choice screen might not show up when intended and apps requiring certain managed entitlements might not install or show an error. (121566625)
    Workaround: Open Settings and navigate to Privacy & Security > Location Services. Toggle location services off for 10 seconds, and then turn it back on.

App Store

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Certain App Store product sheets will show a “Cannot Connect to iTunes Store” error. (121523272)

Apple Maps and CarPlay in vehicle instrument clusters

New Features

  • In iOS 17.4, with supported CarPlay vehicles, Apple Maps will present a new instrument cluster experience with information about upcoming maneuvers. Users will be able to swap the desired display type between the main and instrument cluster screen by tapping the map configuration button on the upper right of the Maps main screen. (122833170)

BrowserEngineKit

Resolved Issues

HomeKit

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Viewing HomeKit camera live video might not work when away from home. (121166796)

Maps

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: MapKit SwiftUI apps might show incorrect map mode for walking and cycling routes. (121085728)

Messages

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Stickers (Memoji and 3rd party) might appear blank. (120994483)

Object Capture

New Features

  • A new manual bounding box flow is now initiated if automatic object detection fails to find an object, particularly in cases where there is no salient ground plane. In this flow, the user is expected to utilize the standard manual bounding box controls to indicate the bounding box of the object to capture by adjusting the provided starting box placed in the world in front of the user. You can determine if this mode has been activated by observing for the new element .objectNotDetected, which will be added to the ObjectCaptureSession’s Feedback set when the manual flow has been activated. You can use this to provide notification and/or instructions to the user about this manual box flow as desired. (113474123)

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed an issue where an ObjectCaptureView was incorrectly rotating the point cloud view in landscape UI orientations. (114248688) (FB13030239)
  • Fixed: PhotogrammetrySession creation on iOS is now significantly faster. (114458164)
  • Fixed a memory leak when ObjectCaptureSession was used in a SwiftUI Environment or was torn down without waiting for cleanup to finish. (114481678) (FB13057864)

Passkeys

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Registering passkeys might not work on certain websites. (122217903)

Podcasts

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Tapping on a podcast show from Recently Searched occasionally returns you to the Recently Searched view instead of the podcast show product page. (120915925)

Setup Assistant

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Pairing might fail when using Quick Start to set up a new device. (120982013)

Shared iPad

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Users might be greeted with a “Loading” screen in the Files app immediately after log in on a Shared iPad. (122092017)

StoreKit

New Features

  • In StoreKit testing in Xcode, a billing error StoreKit message will be sent when a subscription tries to renew while the Enable Billing Retry on Renewal setting is enabled in the StoreKit configuration file. Use the messages listener API to control when StoreKit messages are displayed in your app. (101869442)
  • productDescriptionHidden(_:) API can be used to configure the visibility of product descriptions in ProductView, StoreView and SubscriptionStoreView instances within a view hierarchy. When building with Xcode 15.3, the view modifier can be used even if your app is running on iOS 17.0, iPadOS 17.0, macOS 14.0, tvOS 17.0, watchOS 10.0, visionOS 1.0, or later.
    When implementing a product view style, it can support this new view modifier by checking the descriptionVisibility property on the configuration value. (110414819) (FB12261973)
  • You can use SubscriptionStoreView to present promotional offers by adding the subscriptionPromotionalOffer(offer:signature:) modifier.
    If you’re already using inAppPurchaseOptions(_:) modifier to support promotional offers for StoreKit views, you should adopt the new API instead when your app is running on iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, macOS 14.4, tvOS 17.4, watchOS 10.4, visionOS 1.1 or later. Do not use both APIs to apply a promotional offer for the same view. (115358806)

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: The isEligibleForIntroOffer property and isEligibleForIntroOffer(for:) method now reflect ineligibility in cases where a customer would otherwise be eligible for the offer if they weren’t actively subscribed. This means a customer which is not currently eligible for an introductory offer may become eligible in the future.
    Customers who redeem an introductory offer for a given subscription group will continue to never be eligible for another introductory offer in that subscription group. You can detect this case this by checking if any one transaction with a matching subscriptionGroupID has the type property on offer set to introductory. (103604770) (FB11889732)
  • Fixed an issue causing SKAdNetwork versions 2.2 and 3.0 to not accept impressions or send postbacks. (121223565)
  • Fixed an issue causing some approved Ask to Buy purchases to fail. (121249405)

SwiftUI

New Features

  • Table now supports dynamic numbers of columns with the new TableColumnForEach. (79492167) (FB9189673)
  • Popover presentations now automatically dismiss if they go outside the safe area. (100811375)

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Resolved an issue with programmatically present an alert or sheet simultaneously with dismissing another sheet. The new alert or sheet would not show but now it will. If you have code that presents the same sheet programmatically from multiple places in your view hierarchy at the same time, that sheet might no longer appear. Make sure that any sheet modifiers that are in the view hierarchy at the same time use distinct isPresented or item bindings. (117475214)

WebKit

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed HTML content not displaying in a Simulator, affecting projects using the web extension project template. (121338366)

New Features & Changes
New Issues
Remaining Issues
Resolved Issues

Additional Notes

How to install beta via OTA?
  1. Enable Beta Updates (Settings>General>Software Updates>Beta Updates)
  2. Check and sign into the right Apple ID to access beta
  3. Select which beta you would like to receive (Public/Developer)
  4. Hit "Back" and pull down to refresh
  5. Do an encrypted backup or iCloud backup before installing the beta from release build
  6. Install the beta
If you no longer wish to receive beta updates:
  1. Turn off the Beta Updates (you can also sign out of your Apple ID to unlink your developer account)
  2. Wait for the next public release or follow the guide below to install the IPSW release build
Troubleshoot: Sometimes, the beta update will not show so you may need to enable/disable Airplane Mode or restart your device before rechecking for update.

How to install beta via IPSW on Mac?
  1. You will need to install either Xcode beta or MobileDevice.pkg which can be extracted from the Xcode beta (tap with two finger or right click to Show Package Content>Contents>Resources>Packages>MobileDevice.pkg - this will work on older Macs that do not support the latest macOS or Xcode beta)
  2. Do an encrypted backup in Finder in case you need to restore your device
  3. Hold down Option + Check for Update and select the appropriate IPSW file for your device (whether you're updating to a newer/beta firmware, reinstalling the same firmware or downgrading to previous firmware while retaining all your data) downloaded from Apple using your free developer account. Note: You must have an active internet connection as it will check the IPSW signing status before it will proceed with the update.
  4. Enter your iPhone passcode once prompted to proceed.
Notes/Tips:
  • Always keep a backup in case you need to restore your data if you restore your device
  • It may be better to close all apps before installing the updates and/or turn off your device for about a minute or restart a few minutes after your device is updated
  • You can also manually select the IPSW if you are restoring your device using Option + Restore iPhone. Restore will wipe all your personal data which you will need to restore your backup either using iCloud backup or Finder/iTunes backup
  • You do not need to install the MobileDevice.pkg from each Xcode beta version unless Finder does not recognize the new iOS beta
  • There is no MobileDevice.pkg equivalent to iTunes for PC which would require a new iTunes to support new/beta iOS
  • If you receive a new iPhone, you can connect to Mac to update or restore your device to the latest iOS before setting up your device.
  • You can also use the Recovery Mode/DFU to update or restore your device by manually selecting IPSW
  • iPhone 15/Plus/Pro/Max: 1.55.04
  • iPhone 14/Plus/Pro/Max: 2.51.04
  • iPhone 13/mini/Pro/Max/SE (3rd gen): 3.50.04
  • iPhone 12/mini/Pro/Max:
  • iPhone 11/Pro/Max/SE (2nd gen)/iPad Air (4th gen): 5.00.00
  • iPhone XR/XS/Max: 6.00.00
Australia
  • Optus - 51.0
  • Telstra - 55.0
  • Vodafone AU - 51.0
Belgium
  • BASE - 33.0
  • Orange B - 32.5.7
  • Proximus - 45.0
  • Telenet - 44.1
Brazil (updated 17.4 b4)
  • Claro Brasil - 58.0
  • Vivo - 58.0
  • TIM -
  • Oi -
Canada
  • Videotron - 53.0
  • Rogers - 58.0
  • Fido - 56.0
  • Bell - 57.0
  • Telus - 54.8.8
  • Public Mobile - 54.8.4
  • Freedom/Shaw Mobile - 54.8.6
  • Fizz - 53.0
  • Virgin Mobile - 50.0
Denmark
  • 3 DK - 46.7.11
  • TDC 58.0
  • Telia 58.0
France
  • Bouygues Telecom - 40.0
  • Orange France - 57.0
Germany
  • Vodafone.de - 58.0
  • Telekom.de - 56.0
  • O2-DE - 55.0
Greece:
  • Cosmote - 38.0
Guatemala
  • TIGO GT - 49.0
India
  • Airtel - 54.10
  • Jio - 54.10.2 (iPhone) and 54.8.4 (iPad)
  • Vi India (Vodafone Idea) - 54.0
Ireland
  • Eir - 33.5
  • Vodafone IE - 38.0
Mexico
  • AT&T - 57.0
  • Telcel - 57.6
Morocco
  • Orange - 50.0
Netherlands
  • KPN - 57.0
  • Vodafone NL - 45.0
Poland
  • T-Mobile -
  • Orange - 49.6.3 (Voice & SMS)
  • Play - 31.0
Portugal
  • Vodafone P - 40.0
Romania
  • Orange RO - 55.0
Slovakia
  • Orange SK - 57.6
Southeast Asia
  • Singapore Singtel -
  • Philippines Globe - 53.7.2
  • Philippines Globe (iPad) - 38.0
  • Philippines Smart - 57.0
  • Thailand AIS - 53.0
  • Thailand DTAC - 53.0
  • Malaysia Umobile - 33.0
  • Malaysia Maxis -33.0
  • Malaysia Digi -
  • Malaysia celcom -
  • Hong Kong - 32.0
  • Taiwan -
Spain
  • Orange ES - 58.0.1
  • DIGI ES - 54.8.4
  • Vodafone ES - 54.8.8
  • Movistar -
Sweden
  • Comviq -
  • Tre - 31.0
Switzerland
  • Salt - 57.0
  • Sunrise - 57.0
  • Swisscom - 57.0
Turkey
  • Turkcell (Lifecell) - 36.5.5
  • Vodafone TR - 32.0
  • Turk Telekom - 32.0
United Kingdom
  • EE -
  • BT-UK (EE MVNO)-
  • Three -
  • iD Mobile (Three MVNO) - 58.0
  • O2-UK -
  • Giffgaff (O2 MVNO) -
  • Sky (O2 MVNO) -
  • Vodafone UK -
  • Virgin Mobile (EE MVNO) -
  • Lebara (Vodafone MVNO) - 58.0
United States
  • AT&T - 58.0
  • Boost - 57.0
  • Cricket - 40.5.2
  • FirstNet - 55.0
  • FirstNet (iPad) - 41.7.6
  • Metro (TMO MVNO) - 57.0
  • Spectrum (VZW MVNO) - 57.0
  • T-Mobile - 58.0
  • TracFone/Straight Talk/Walmart Family Mobile - 58.0
  • U.S. Cellular - 46.7.24
  • Ultra/Mint Mobile (TMO MVNO) - 57.6
  • Verizon - 57.6.4
  • Verizon (iPad) - 41.0
  • Visible (VZW MVNO) - 51.0.1
  • Xfinity Mobile - 57.6.1
Finland
  • DNA - 57.6
Other
  • Docomo - 32.5.10
  • AlwaysOnline -

Historical beta release chart
 
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Stuipdboy1000

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Apple Maps and CarPlay in vehicle instrument clusters

New Features

  • In iOS 17.4, with supported CarPlay vehicles, Apple Maps will present a new instrument cluster experience with information about upcoming maneuvers. Users will be able to swap the desired display type between the main and instrument cluster screen by tapping the map configuration button on the upper right of the Maps main screen. (122833170)


From Apple Developer
 

adrianlondon

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Rebooting my phone post upgrade (as always) and got a pop-up on shutdown saying the phone is still findable even when off.

I thought this had been a feature for ages already.

Edit: typo
 
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nortonandreev

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The default wallpaper on the 15 Pro is now fixed.

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Kal Madda

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I like this new info
I hope this is on iPadOS 17.4 as well, it would be so nice! 👍🏻. It’s annoying that here the iPhone shows battery health stats, but the iPad doesn’t.

Just checked. Sadly, this still isn’t available on iPadOS 17.4. It’s a shame, because a Siri shortcut can surface this info from the logs, so clearly not a technical limitation.
 
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gwhizkids

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I hope this is on iPadOS 17.4 as well, it would be so nice! . It’s annoying that here the iPhone shows battery health stats, but the iPad doesn’t.

Just checked. Sadly, this still isn’t available on iPadOS 17.4. It’s a shame, because a Siri shortcut can surface this info from the logs, so clearly not a technical limitation.

It’s not needed nearly as much on iPad as iPhone given the much larger battery.
 

Kal Madda

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It’s not needed nearly as much on iPad as iPhone given the much larger battery.
I agree, but the Mac shows all of this information, I see no reason why the iPad shouldn’t, especially since it’s already being logged anyways, I don’t think it would be that hard to include. 👍🏻. It isn’t the end of the world if it doesn’t come to Settings on the iPad (I have a Siri shortcut which surfaces this info from the analytics data), but it would be nice if it just showed that in Settings.
 

gwhizkids

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I agree, but the Mac shows all of this information, I see no reason why the iPad shouldn’t, especially since it’s already being logged anyways, I don’t think it would be that hard to include. . It isn’t the end of the world if it doesn’t come to Settings on the iPad (I have a Siri shortcut which surfaces this info from the analytics data), but it would be nice if it just showed that in Settings.

Don’t disagree. But of the three platforms, iPad is where it it’s least needed. Probably speaks to allocation of scarce development resources, as much as anything. Now that the AVP is out hopefully that will change.
 
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