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iOS 11.4 debuts for developers with three new features

First beta of iOS 11.4 released for developers.

Apple has rolled out the first developer beta of iOS 11.4, introducing some new features and changes compared with iOS 11.3 (official). The first beta is currently live only for registered developers, but public testers should also be able to get their hands on this release in the coming days.

What’s new:

  • iOS 11.4 Beta I re-introduces the Messages backup on iCloud. The feature first appeared in early iOS 11.3 betas, but it was eventually removed from the official 11.3 release. You could easily restore your messages after a hard-reset.
  • AirPlay 2 support has been added. Multi-room audio is available for supported devices. You could also control speakers from different rooms from the Control Center.
  • HomePod stereo suppprt. This feature requires an update of the speaker’s firmware that is yet to be released.

iOS 11.4 should be released to the general public in the Summer, after a few months of testing. Are you going to install the first Beta once Apple releases it to the public testers?

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