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iOS 11.4 beta 1 Available with New Educational Tools

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iOS 11.4 beta 1 has been launched by Apple for iPhone and iPad devices; the new OS version can be downloaded by developers.

Apple is planning to release more educational tools

This new version is being offered almost a week after it has been announced by the American company. Last week, Apple presented the iPad 2018 and announced that some of the new additions that are going to be offered for the educational environment are going to be available along with iOS 11.4 starting this summer.

iOS 11.4 beta 1 has been launched today in order to prepare users and developers for this new version’s launch; it is going to be tested for a few months before its official launch.

iOS 11.4 beta 1 for the iPhone and iPad is only available for iDevice app developers for now and a public beta version is going to be released in the near future.

iOS 11.4 beta 1 Launched for iPhone and iPad

iOS 11.4 beta 1 brings new important features for the ClassKit platform, but other APIs too that Apple wants to offer for educational app development in the future.

The guys over at Cupertino are aware of the importance of these new features for the educational environment, however iOS 11.4 beta 1 should not bring any important features for the rest of the world.

iOS 11.4 is the first x.4 update for iOS in the last 3 years. Apple is most probably planning to launch the final version sometime in the summer of this year, after WWDC 2018.

Apple has also launched watchOS 4.3.1 and tvOS 11.4.

Apple’s iOS 11.4 beta 1 Release Notes

Here you have Apple’s official changelog for iOS 11.4 beta 1:

“NOTES AND KNOWN ISSUES

AirPlay

Known Issues

  • When streaming a video from the YouTube app via Airplay, audio might lag behind the video by 2-3 seconds. (36833829)
  • When streaming a video from the YouTube app to a single Apple TV, only the audio might play out of the Apple TV. (36833829)

Foundation

Known Issues

  • Clients of NSURLSessionStreamTask that use a non-secure connection fail to connect when an error occurs during PAC file evaluation and the system is configured for either Web Proxy Auto Discovery (WPAD) or Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC). A PAC evaluation failure can occur when the PAC file contains invalid JavaScript or the HTTP host serving the PAC file is unreachable. (33609198)
    • Workaround: Use startSecureConnection to establish a secure connection.

Keychain

Known Issues

  • The shared web credentials API always returns the error “Autofill disabled”. (36989569)

Music

Known Issues

  • In certain circumstances playback might get stuck at the end of the first track. (38806871)

Vision

Known Issues

  • Facial landmarks identified by the Vision framework may flicker in temporal use cases such as video. (32406440)

Xcode

Known Issues

  • Debugging a disabled Messages extension may cause Messages to crash. (33657938)
    • Workaround: Before starting the debug session, enable the extension by tapping the More (…) button to show the list of apps, then tapping the Edit button, and then tapping the switch to turn on the extension.
  • After a simulated iOS device starts up, it’s not possible to pull down the Lock screen. (33274699)
    • Workaround: Lock and unlock the simulated device and then reopen Home screen.”

Are you looking forward to the full release of this new update? Tell us in the comments! And as always, stay tuned for more Apple news!