Apple Released iOS 11.2.5 Beta 5 To Developers And Public Beta Testers

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Jan 11, 2018

Apple has seen fit to release the fifth beta of its forthcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers as well as public beta testers. The update arrives a few days after the company released the fourth beta of the software. The company also released iOS 11.2.2 a few days ago that catered the “Spectre” issues and other serious hardware-based vulnerabilities. So what does the new beta 5 version of iOS 11.2.5 has in store for users? Let’s dive in to see some more details on it.

Apple Seeds iOS 11.2.5 Beta 5 To Developers And Public Beta Testers

If you’re interested, you can get your hands on the latest iOS 11.2.5 beta 5. Registered developers can download iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air once a proper profile is installed from the Developer Center. If you’re a public beta tester and are willing to try the beta software before it arrives as a final release, you can get it through over-the-air.

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In terms of features, iOS 11.2.5 brings new additions that allow Siri to play daily news podcasts on the current event. In this regard, Siri will play news from The Washington Post by default. However, you would have the option available to switch to other podcasts like CNN, Fox News or NPR.

The newly added podcast news feature seems to have added by the company for use with the company’s upcoming HomePod Smart Speaker. This is due to the fact that it involves “Hey Siri” initiation and more. You can also ask Siri about the news when you’re using CarPlay and even when headphones are connected. To be precise, you can use the feature anywhere where the display of the device is not accessible. Moreover, tapping the Home button to bring up Siri would show you Apple news headlines will be provided instead of the audio news highlights.

At this point in time, it’s not yet sure what other features are part of the iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 update. Nonetheless, we will let you guys know as soon as they are discovered. We have not encountered a new feature for the upcoming iOS firmware in the first four beta versions as well and so we can say that the fifth beta does not add any other forward facing feature to the table. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 update? Share your views with us in the comments.