Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple iPhone users have finally received the recent iOS update  this week. The Cupertino-based Apple Inc. has finally seeded the iOS 11.2.5 sixth beta for developers and public beta testers. The latest mobile OS update came just a week after the Apple seeded the fifth beta to fix the “Spectre.”


Apple Sixth Beta of iOS 11.2.5: How To Download and Features


Security experts viewed Spectre as a major vulnerability in iPhone’s hardware. Hence, Apple seeded the recent iOS to fix the issue found in most iPhone devices.



To download Apple’s iOS 11.2.5 beta, iPhone users or registered developers can access the iOS beta from Apple’s Development Center or via over-the-air, if a profile has been properly configured or installed from Development Center.



So what’s new with Apple’s recent mobile OS, the iOS 11.2.5 brings a lot of features to iPhones. One of the new features is Siri’s new capability of playing daily news podcasts if the current news were queried.



This means that iPhone users would be able to read news from CNN, NPR, Fox News. By default, Siri would offer news provided by The Washington Post. iPhone users could actually switch from other news outlet according to their preferences.



Another feature included in the iOS 11.2.5 is the audio news feature. Apple said this new feature was developed for the company’s HomePod speaker.  These were some of the features highlighting the iOS 11.2.5 beta. Other features have yet to be revealed once the beta was installed and properly explored.



Also, some have noted that there’s no significant changes in the series  iOS 11.2.5 betas. Except of course for the usual security improvements, bug fixes, among others.

Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 11.2.5 To Apple Developers

Cupertino-based Apple Inc. has reportedly seeded the third beta for its upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update. This means that developers will get the first-hand experience of the update.


The third update came just two weeks after Apple seeded the second beta and three weeks after it released the iOS 11.2. The tech giant said that iOS 11.2 fixes the HomeKit vulnerability and other bugs experienced by Apple iPhone users.


Apple iOS 11.2.5 beta update: What we know so far

With the third beta update, registered developers can now download the iOS 11.2.5 beta through over-the-air if a proper configuration profile was installed from Apple’s Development Center. Or the registered developer can access the update from Apple’s Development Center.


In case you don’t know, the Apple’s beta 2 for iOS 11.2.5 features a Siri’s capability to play daily news podcasts. Apple’s Siri offers news that is shared by The Washington Post. However, Apple users can also select other news sources such as NPR, CNN, and Fox News.


According to Apple, the beta 2’s audio feature can be accessed when an Apple user is using Siri by saying, Hey Siri. Siri can only be invoked when a user is using CarPlay or when a headphone is connected.


Also, Siri can be activated by pressing the side button or Home button of any iPhone. These are the features that we know so far. Apple has yet to disclose other features included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta.


What is certain though is that update will also fix other bugs found in the present iOS platform. Apple users are also expecting security improvements aside from enhancing Siri’s functions.

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