Apple has released the second beta for iOS 11 to developers. The new beta is available for download from Apple Developer Center. iOS 11 beta 1 users can update to beta 2 by going to Settings > General > Software Update on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
iOS 11 has a ton of new features aimed towards both users and developers. iPad has received some much wanted love in this release as it pushes Apple’s tablet further more into the productive category of devices. Multitasking, app switching and copy pasting have been smartly implemented in iOS 11. Apple Pencil users will love new updates like instant markup, notes and drawing on iPad Pro, which bring it up to par with devices like Microsoft’s Surface.
Other features common to both iPhone and iPad include a new Files app for document organization, augmented reality support through a new API called ARKit, Apple Pay updates for person to person cash sharing and new codecs for photos and videos which provide better quality and compression (HEVC and HEIF). iOS apps like Camera, Photos, Notes, Siri, Maps, Apple Music and News also get improvements in iOS 11. Design improvements for iOS 11 include new Springboard animations, design tweaks, updated notifications (horrible implementation so far!) and lock screen. Developers can take advantage of new APIs which include Metal 2, ARKit, NFC tag reading, CoreML for machine learning, SiriKit updates, Depth API, Files API, AirPlay 2 and more.
There are a number of refinements to various features in iOS 11. Some bugs are still present from beta 1 however, performance and stability show obvious improvements. We will cover all the new changes in beta 2 in detail soon.
Click here to find out how you can download and install iOS 11 beta 2 on your device. If you do not like iOS 11 beta or feel that it is too unstable for your daily usage, you can downgrade to iOS 10 by following our guide.
For those looking for the wallpapers from iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, here you go.
Apple also released the second developer betas for macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11.