New iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra betas bring minor tweaks

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Development of iOS 11 appears to be nearing the finish line, as Apple seeded a fresh new beta for its big update of the software that powers iPhones and iPads.

iOS 11 beta 7, along with new betas for macOS High Sierra and tvOS 11, are now available to registered developers. They bring a bunch of new bug fixes and performance improvements to the operating systems, which are expected to be released to the public later this fall.

The new betas come just a week after Apple dropped the last batch of betas on developers. Big changes haven’t been made to the software in the last few releases. However, Apple added a number of minor tweaks, polishing the software before releasing the final versions to the masses.

Apple first gave developers a preview of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra at 2017 in June. iOS 11 boasts dozens of new features, like a customizable Control Center, ARKit, new lock screen, Do Not Disturb while driving, a Files app, iPad UI changes and much more.

Release notes for both iOS 11 beta 7 and macOS High Sierra beta 7 don’t mention any major changes. The last iOS 11 beta came with a redesigned App Store icon, tweaked Reminders icon, bolder numbers on the Clock icon, and an updated Maps icon showing the location of Apple Park.

We’ll let you know if we find any major changes in the betas once we dig into them on our devices.