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Apple makes available sixth developer betas of iOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

Three days after the last release, Apple has issued the sixth beta releases of iOS 11.2 in conjunction with the sixth macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta now including a fix for the Root account generation exploit.




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.

So far, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 appears to be mostly a maintenance release with few added features other than support for introductory app pricing with auto-renewable subscriptions. The latest High Sierra beta appears to fix the Root account generation flaw that was rectified in 10.13.1 on Wednesday.

There are signs that AirPlay 2 may come to the iPhone and iPad soon, but only user interface changes have manifested themselves so far.

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 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.

Still absent on the week is a watchOS 4.2 beta update —with it still on the fourth testing release. Apple's tvOS remains on its fifth beta.