Apple seeds fourth iOS 11.1 beta and more


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A new iOS 11.1 beta is already out!
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Developers just received a new iOS 11.1 beta from Apple this morning even though the company just released a build of the software update earlier this week.

iOS 11.1 beta 4 has been made available today along with the fourth beta builds of watchOS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1. All three of the new betas bring a number of bug fixes and performance improvements to their platforms.

Apple seeds new betas for macOS, watchOS and tvOS


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High Sierra makes your Mac more stable than ever.
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Along with dropping a new iOS 11.1 beta, Apple also released the second beta builds for macOS 10.13.1, tvOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1.

The new batch of betas come about two weeks after Apple seeded the last set of betas to developers and come with a host of bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements for Apple’s platforms.

Apple’s quick iOS 11.0.1 release is here to kill some bugs


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The first iOS 11 update is here.
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iPhone and iPad users that upgraded to iOS 11 last week are already getting their first update even though Apple didn’t release any beta builds to developers yet.

The new iOS 11.0.1 update was pushed out to devices this morning exactly one week after the big release of iOS 11. It’s not clear if there are any major changes, but it looks like it may come with some important bug fixes.

Here are the new iPhone and iPad wallpapers from iOS 11 GM


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Get an early taste of iPhone X with new wallpapers.
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Apple has designed a whole bunch of awesome new wallpapers for iPhone and iPad that will be available in iOS 11. They weren’t present in earlier beta releases, but they are available in the iOS 11 GM that leaked out on Friday.

Here’s what they look like — and how to get them.

iOS 11 has had more betas than any other iOS version


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Will Hains' fantastic chart shows you everything you need to know about the history of iOS betas.
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iOS 11.0 has had ten beta versions. That’s more betas than any version of iOS before it: Only iPhone OS 2.0, and iOS 10.0 come close, tying with eight beta versions apiece. Now that the iOS 11 gold master has been leaked, we can safely guess that there will be no more iOS 11 betas until Apple starts testing iOS 11.0.1.

Apple rolls out tvOS 11 beta 10 for registered developers


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Grab the latest tvOS 11 beta now.
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Apple has rolled out its tenth beta of tvOS 11 for registered developers ahead of a public release this fall.

The release comes just under one week after developers got their hands on beta 9, and it mostly includes bug fixes and performance improvements at this point.

Apple rolls out sixth betas for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11 and more


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A redesigned Control Center is one of many changes to look forward to in iOS 11.
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Apple’s sixth betas for iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 are now available to download for registered developers.

This rollout comes just one week after Apple seeded its fifth beta releases, which indicates the company is close to finalizing these updates for their public debut this fall.

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


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In iOS 11, the Control Center becomes a remote control for your life.
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Developers received a fresh batch of new beta software today from Apple, bringing a bunch of fixes and changes to iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4.

The new beta builds come two weeks after Apple seeded its fourth set of updates since unveiling all its new software at WWDC 2017.