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Fifth developer beta releases of iOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 available

After a break for Thanksgiving, Apple has issued new builds of iOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2 to developers.




When finalized, the new operating system versions are expected to mark the public launch of Apple Pay Cash, which allows for peer-to-peer money transfers via the Messages app.

The third iOS 11.3 beta added a new display prompt when disabling Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in Control Center. Changes in iOS 11 leave those functions active for features such as Apple Watch connectivity, AirDrop and Continuity, but disable other connections to non-Apple devices and services.

In its finished form macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 will likely be a maintenance release with few added features other than support for introductory app pricing with auto-renewable subscriptions.

Earlier in the beta cycle, Apple fixed a Calculator bug, and incorporated a Now Playing widget for Apple TV media in Control Center. There are signs that AirPlay 2 may come to both the Apple TV and iOS devices soon, but so far only user interface changes have manifested themselves.

The iOS 11.2 beta also adds support for 7.5-watt wireless charging with Apple's latest handsets —the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

The fifth developer betas for three of Apple's four operating systems come more than a week after the last updates.