Apple has released the fifth beta version of iOS 11.2 beta for developers. tvOS 11.2 beta and macOS 10.13.2 beta 5 are also available for testing. There doesn’t appear to be a new watchOS 4.2 beta today.
iOS 11.2 will include Apple Pay Cash support in addition to SiriKit for HomePod which was detailed at the end of October. AirPlay 2 was also previously available in beta versions but disappeared in the previous beta when the HomePod delay was announced.
Here’s what we’ve seen so far:
iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / X marketing still wallpapers now available on older iPhones
Feedback app included during beta
No sign of Messages in iCloud yet, some level of AirPlay 2 present
Calculator bug caused by slow animation fixed
Some emoji are tweaked
Additional Live wallpapers for iPhone X (see here)
Apple Pay Cash beta for testing
New introductory pricing option for subscription apps
New Control Center explainer for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth behaviors
New Control Center indicator on iPhone X (previously spotted from Apple but not in prior iOS versions)
Faster wireless charging
tvOS 11.2 adds new features to Apple TV 4K including the ability to control when video is played back in HDR and at various frame rates.
While these changes are currently limited to beta testers, Apple recently released iOS 11.1.1 to all customers with a fix for the notorious autocorrect issue that turned ‘I’ into ‘A [?]’. iOS 11.1.2 included a fix for iPhone X screens not working momentarily during cold conditions.