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

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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.


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