Apple seeds second betas for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra and more


The best gesture in iOS 11 isn't just for iPad.
New beta updates are out for iPhone and iPad.
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Developers received the second batch of beta builds today of the new software Apple unveiled earlier this month during its Worldwide Developers Conference.

Beta build 2 for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 got seeded to developers this afternoon, as well as a number of other tools and platforms that are available to download from Apple’s Developer Center.

Release notes for the four major updates list a ton of bug fixes and performance improvements. The massive notes on iOS 11 beta 2 run 21 pages, so we’ll be doing a lot of digging over the next few days for changes and other clues.

Apple gave developers their first preview of big changes coming to all its platforms earlier this month. iOS 11 adds a number of new features like a customizable Control Center, smarter Siri, a new lock screen and more.

The new beta updates are only available to registered developers. Apple said at WWDC 2017 that it plans to release the first public beta version of the software sometime in June.

Apple also published new beta builds for Xcode 9, Swift Playgrounds 2, macOS Server 5.4, Classroom 2.1 beta 2 and Apple Configurator 2.5 beta 2.

We’ll let you know what major changes are inside iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 as soon as we update all our devices. If you’re on the new betas and find something neat yourself, drop a tip in the comments below.