Apple has released its iOS 11.1 public beta 1 officially for the compatible iPhones/iPads to its registered users who are on Apple Beta Software Program.
The iOS 11.1 public beta release follows its release to the one on Apple Developer Program in the bid to expand the testers’ pool to put the new iOS build on the route to improvement.
Even though it seems as if Apple has been developing software and iOS for ages, but it has never felt shy in using the expertise of developers and public testers to get any bugs or issues in the iOS reported and fixed. In fact, it’s a standard procedure before putting any such major release into the hands of general public. The same procedure code had applied to iOS 11 as well which had record releases prior to the final release and the same goes for these subsequent builds as well.
If you have had the chance of following opening keynote event from Apple at the WWDC 2017 then you must have been quite excited about this iOS 11.1 release. This release was expected to come with certain new features like iMessage iCloud synchronization, 3D Touch multitasking support, and Apple Pay via iMessage, however, as it appears, that’s not the case right now.
It’s obvious that it is just one of the initial betas and Apple did not want to unlock all those features at the moment, but it doesn’t mean that these features won’t land in as we move forward with the further betas. Coming back to this particular release from Apple, it is more about the bug fixes, stability enhancements for improving overall experience across various compatible devices and some other generic improvements.
Besides actually knowing all the fixes and improvements that Apple has come up with in the iOS 11.1 beta release, it is also important that we understand that it gives us an idea exactly what Apple has broken with this release or what has already been broken, at least. A good example for that is the developers-related information, just like issues with iPhone X that is yet to be released when it comes to using TrueDepth front cam. Some known issues related to FileProvider, EventKit and Foundation Frameworks have also been published by Apple with this beta release.
So, stay tuned and keep following Apple’s beta releases of upcoming iOS 11 versions and keep yourself abreast with all the latest information on where Apple is headed and what new features or bug fixes it comes up with in the subsequent releases.