Apple Seeds iOS 11.4 Beta 1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Live]


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It has only been a handful of days since Apple officially released iOS 11.3 to the public, but now the company is back with a new beta seed.

Update 2: The first public beta of iOS 11.4 is now live.

Update: Apple added AirPlay 2 features with iOS 11.4 beta 1, so Apple devices can be listed within the Home app again. In addition, stereo support for the HomePod is supported as well, but it isn’t working yet. The HomePod needs a subsequent update as well.

Messages in iCloud is also supported in this first developer beta.

The original article continues below.

Today, Apple officially seeded the first developer beta of iOS 11.4. As is par for the course with these types of beta seeds, the new software is available to developers who have registered for the developer program, and it can be downloaded and installed via Apple’s dedicated developer site, or as an over-the-air (OTA) update on devices that have already had their configuration profiles approved.

At the time of publication, there appears to be a minor bug for developers preventing the beta profile from downloading and installing the pre-release software, but that should be addressed sooner, rather than later.

It is not known what is new in this new software. However, as mentioned above, this new release comes just days after Apple publicly released iOS 11.3, which brought with it ARKit 1.5, new Animoji, the battery health feature for iOS devices, and more. As a result, it is likely that iOS 11.4 does not bear any major forward facing features for the end user, and is more than likely meant to address behind-the-scenes issues, especially any that might have cropped up since the public launch of iOS 11.3 last week.

Still, if any new features are discovered, we will update this post accordingly.

There will likely be a corresponding public beta of the same software released this week, but it is not known which date that will arrive just yet.

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