Apple releases third iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2, and macOS 10.13.2 betas

Apple has released the third developer beta of iOS 11.2 for iPhone and iPad. The latest version comes one week after the second beta became available for all iPhones and iPads after first coming to iPhone X. Apple has also released the third developer beta versions of watchOS 4.2 for Apple Watch, tvOS 11.2 for Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, and macOS 10.13.2 for Mac.

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iOS 11.2 will likely include AirPlay 2 and Apple Pay Cash support in addition to SiriKit for HomePod which was detailed at the end of October.

  • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / X marketing still wallpapers now available on older iPhones (download here)
  • Feedback app included during beta
  • No sign of Messages in iCloud yet, some level of AirPlay 2 present
  • Calculator bug caused by slow animation fixed
  • Some emoji are tweaked
  • Additional Live wallpapers for iPhone X (see here)
  • Apple Pay Cash beta for testing
  • New introductory pricing option for subscription apps

New in beta 3:

  • New Control Center explainer for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth behaviors
  • New Control Center indicator on iPhone X (previously spotted from Apple but not in prior iOS versions)

tvOS 11.2 adds new features to Apple TV 4K including the ability to control when video is played back in HDR and at various frame rates.

While these changes are currently limited to beta testers, Apple recently released iOS 11.1.1 to all customers with a fix for the notorious autocorrect issue that turned ‘I’ into ‘A [?]’.

The latest iOS version includes a fix for the Podcasts app:

Resolved Issues • Playing a podcast with chapter markers no longer results in Podcast crashing. (35117025)

And these changes are available in watchOS 4.2 beta 3:

Notes and Known Issues

iTunes

Resolved Issues

  • When pairing with Apple Watch, iTunes Store sign-in now works correctly. (35011633)

App Icons

Resolved Issues

  • App icons no longer appear as placeholder images. (35146952)

And here are changes in tvOS 11.2 beta 3:

Notes and Known Issues

General

Resolved Issues

  • Network-based development wasn’t supported in tvOS 11.2 beta. To re-enable network- based development, use Xcode 9.2 beta 2 or later to pair with an Apple TV running tvOS 11.2 beta 2 or later. (35292904)

Home Screen

Resolved Issues

  • Swiping between apps in App Switcher no longer results in poor responsiveness. (34921226)

Vision

Known Issues

  • VNFaceLandmarkRegion2D is currently unavailable in Swift. (33191123)

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