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Apple drops new betas for iOS, macOS and more


iOS 11
Fresh iOS betas are out!
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Developers received a fresh batch of new beta software updates from Apple this morning, including the fourth build of iOS 11.2.5.

Apple has also released the fourth builds of watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5 and macOS 10.13.3, all of which come with a number of bug fixes and performance improvements for Apple’s platforms.

Registered developers can download the new betas for iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5 and macOS 10.13.3 from the Apple developer center. They can also be installed as over-the-air updates once you download the proper installation file from Apple to your iPhone or iPad.

What’s inside?

iOS 11.2.5 contains mostly minor changes. There is one new feature though that allows Siri to play news podcasts when you ask her about news events. The feature works with The Washington Post by default. You can also switch it to CNN, Fox, or NPR.

Most of the other changes are under-the-hood. The last major iOS update — iOS 11.2 — brought Apple Pay Cash to the masses. Apple also promised to rollout iCloud support for iMessage by the end of 2017, but we’re still waiting on it here in 2018.