Apple releases fifth developer betas for iOS 11.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, tvOS 11.3 [u...

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in iOS edited March 12
Apple has made the fifth developer beta versions of High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 available for download by testers, just one week after the company shipped the fourth betas of each operating system.




Apple pre-announced the main features included in iOS 11.3, with the features including Health Records and new additions to the Animoji roster. Subsequent betas introduced Apple's battery health feature, which warns users if the iPhone is throttled, in the event the battery is considered too worn to operate at full throttle.

While earlier betas included support for AirPlay 2, the fourth beta released on February 20 removed the functionality.

The fifth iOS 11.3 beta has the build number 15E211a, while the previous fourth beta release from March 5 had build 15E201e.

High Sierra 10.13.4's first beta included warnings for users if they ran 32-bit apps in macOS. Apple has previously warned that High Sierra will be the last version of macOS to support 32-bit apps "without compromise," suggesting users should consider upgrading to 64-bit versions where available in the future.

The same beta also introduced Messages in iCloud, which synchronized a user's Messages "stack" across multiple iOS devices logged into the same iCloud account, allowing users to get their apps wherever they wanted. Lastly, the beta made improvements to how High Sierra deals with eGPUs.

The second beta renamed the iBooks app to "Books," mirroring a rebrand seen in the first iOS 11.3 beta, but has since reverted back as part of the fourth iOS beta.

The current High Sierra 10.13.4 beta has build number 17E182a, while the fourth beta released on March 5 used 17E170e.

The first tvOS 11.3 beta added rating-based content filtering options to its device management, as well as updating its content matching facility and adding automatic mode switching, a feature included in the Apple TV 4K but brought to the fourth-generation Apple TV for the first time. The release also included AirPlay 2 support, but this was removed in the third beta.

The latest tvOS 11.3 beta has build number 15L5208a, up from the last beta's build number of 15L198d.

Update: As usual, Apple has also released public beta versions of iOS and macOS.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    tipootipoo Posts: 936member
    Must be getting close with the release notes paring down. 

    Still some lingering bugs here on beta 4, dock disappeared once, folders sometimes close without an animation, and podcasts seem to skip/warble audio every few minutes, but it's mostly been stable. 

    I hope for the final version they bring back 10.3's lightning quick home button which was fast enough to cancel an opening app animation midway. 
  • Reply 2 of 10
    SendMcjakSendMcjak Posts: 66unconfirmed, member
    It would be nice if the article explicitly stated whether AirPlay 2 support was (or was not) put back.  It simply says it was removed ... twice.
    boxcatchermagman1979willcropoint
  • Reply 3 of 10
    elijahgelijahg Posts: 616member
    I'll be pretty disappointed if Airplay 2 isn't included., especially as they were touting it as a "coming soon" feature on the HomePod. Can't really believe how long it's taken them to release it, we're pushing on toward a year since it was originally announced. iCloud message sync is the only thing of any significance really that's new in 11.3, and that was promised in 11.0. What has Apple been doing between 11.2 and 3?!
  • Reply 4 of 10
    mavemufcmavemufc Posts: 326member
    elijahg said:
    I'll be pretty disappointed if Airplay 2 isn't included., especially as they were touting it as a "coming soon" feature on the HomePod. Can't really believe how long it's taken them to release it, we're pushing on toward a year since it was originally announced. iCloud message sync is the only thing of any significance really that's new in 11.3, and that was promised in 11.0. What has Apple been doing between 11.2 and 3?!
    They've been trying to sort out the whole battery health issue I think, cause they haven't done too much else of note anyway.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    elijahgelijahg Posts: 616member
    mavemufc said:
    elijahg said:
    I'll be pretty disappointed if Airplay 2 isn't included., especially as they were touting it as a "coming soon" feature on the HomePod. Can't really believe how long it's taken them to release it, we're pushing on toward a year since it was originally announced. iCloud message sync is the only thing of any significance really that's new in 11.3, and that was promised in 11.0. What has Apple been doing between 11.2 and 3?!
    They've been trying to sort out the whole battery health issue I think, cause they haven't done too much else of note anyway.
    True, but they've just added a UIview reading info the OS already knew. Something one coder could do in a day.
    williamlondon
  • Reply 6 of 10
    kkqd1337kkqd1337 Posts: 151member
    Apple seem to really be struggling to move quickly at the moment. They promised Airplay 2 and this battery thing months ago now. Why cant a company with unlimited resources meet deadlines?

    Also, did anyone else think WTF when they proudly announced it took them 6 years to make the HomePod?!?! Really!!?
    williamlondon
  • Reply 7 of 10
    elijahgelijahg Posts: 616member
    kkqd1337 said:
    Apple seem to really be struggling to move quickly at the moment. They promised Airplay 2 and this battery thing months ago now. Why cant a company with unlimited resources meet deadlines?

    Also, did anyone else think WTF when they proudly announced it took them 6 years to make the HomePod?!?! Really!!?
    The HomePod sans iTunes seems to be pretty bug free, so there's that. With iTunes... Not so great. Maybe it takes them 6 years to fully debug things? Since despite the snail's pace they're moving at they still seem to be very good at missing some pretty critical bugs. How many "text bombs" have we had now? 3?
    gilly017willcropointwilliamlondon
  • Reply 8 of 10
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,520member
    I see this article mentioned Health Records, will these be HIPAA qualified or is this something else? I would love to be able to hold up my iPhone at a doctors so they can scrape the data.  I ask as I am sooooo tired of filling in the same information over and over again at every doctor and specialist I ever visit.  When oh when will all this be centralized and online?  All I hear as an excuse for the US medical system being stuck in the 20th century is privacy.  Surely that was a requirement to prevent insurance companies finding additional excuses to deny paying out.  Now there is a semblance of sanity here and pre existing conditions or new conditions  cannot be used as a get out of jail card for the insurance companies this fear is no longer there?
    edited March 13
  • Reply 9 of 10
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 3,232administrator
    MacPro said:
    I see this article mentioned Health Records, will these be HIPAA qualified or is this something else? I would love to be able to hold up my iPhone at a doctors so they can scrape the data.  I ask as I am sooooo tired of filling in the same information over and over again at every doctor and specialist I ever visit.  When oh when will all this be centralized and online?  All I hear as an excuse for the US medical system being stuck in the 20th century is privacy.  Surely that was a requirement to prevent insurance companies finding additional excuses to deny paying out.  Now there is a semblance of sanity here and pre existing conditions or new conditions  cannot be used as a get out of jail card for the insurance companies this fear is no longer there?
    I think that big business (and the citizenry) look at the whole "data in motion" versus "data at rest" aspects of HIPAA certification and security and run screaming into the hills -- which is a shame. 

    We'll see when it rolls out.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    S NS N Posts: 2unconfirmed, member

    Since iOS 11, Apple has disabled scheduled fetch and notifications for favorited folders and sub folders for non-push mail accounts in the native mail app of iOS.
    This fetch used to happen in iOS 10.3.3 without any problem.

    This issue has not been resolved even in the latest iOS 11.3 beta 6 released some days ago.

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