Apple releases beta 2 for iOS 11.2, WatchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2, MacOS 10.13.2

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After releasing iOS 11.2 beta 2 exclusively for iPhone X on Friday, Apple has now released it for other iPhone and iPad models. Along with the release of iOS 11.2 beta 2, the company has also released beta 2 for WatchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2 and MacOS 10.13.2. The official versions of these OS are expected to launch later this month or in the next month.

iOS 11.2 beta 2 does come with a number of changes. The official version, when it comes, is expected to support Airplay 2 Support along with Apply Pay Cash. Some of the changes, which are included in the latest beta are

  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X wallpapers are now available for the older iPhones.
  • Feedback app has been included so that the users can report bugs easily.
  • Much hyped calculator bug has been fixed.
  • New emojis and existing tweaked ones

The official release docs released by Apple read as below

New in iOS 11.2

Introductory Pricing for Auto-Renewable Subscriptions

Soon, you’ll be able to offer new customers a discounted introductory price for your auto- renewable subscriptions on the App Store. iOS 11.2 introduces new classes (SKProductDiscount and SKProductSubscriptionPeriod) and new properties on SKProduct (subscriptionPeriod and introductoryPrice) to provide details on the introductory pricing and billing period you’ve selected for your auto-renewable subscriptions. You can use these new API additions to localize and display information about introductory pricing to your users. You’ll be able to configure introductory pricing on your in-app purchase page in iTunes Connect soon.

Notes and Known Issues

ARKit

Known Issues

  • Continuing from a breakpoint while debugging an ARSession may result in VIO breaking. Any visual objects placed in the world/anchor are not visible. (31561202)

AVFoundation

Resolved Issues

  • AVCameraCalibrationData now contains correct information for the intrinsicMatrix property when using the TrueDepth camera on iPhone X. (34200225)

EventKit

Resolved Issues

  • InitializinganEKCalendarChooserfromEventKitnolongerresultinanappcrash. (34608102)

Foundation

Known Issues

  • ClientsofNSURLSessionStreamTaskthatuseanon-secureconnectionfailtoconnect 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.

Photos UI API Extensions

Known Issues

  • In iOS 11.2 beta 1 or later, the user interface of a photo editing extension is no longer limited to the safe area. Apple recommends following the Human Interface Guidelines for content insets. (34189209)

Podcasts

Resolved Issues

  • Playing a podcast with chapter markers will no longer crash Podcasts. (35117025)

ReplayKit

Known Issues

  • For a broadcast extension that a user starts from within an app, the value for the RPVideoSampleOrientationKey of the CMSampleBufferRef of type RPSampleBufferType is always portrait. Starting the broadcast extension from the Control Center returns the correct value. (34559925)

UIKit

Resolved Issues

  • DisplayingapagecontrolinUIPageViewControlleroniPhoneXnolongeroverlaps the home indicator at the bottom of the screen. (34478195)

Vision

Resolved Issues

  • UsingamodelthatoutputsanimagewithVNCoreMLRequestnowworkscorrectly. (34023914)
  • VNHomographicImageRegistrationRequest and VNDetectBarcodesRequest now work correctly with images when using a request handler based on a URL. (34919881)

Known Issues

  • VNFaceLandmarkRegion2D is currently unavailable in Swift. (33191123)
  • 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: Enable the extension before starting the debug session.

  • 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.

Notes and Known Issues

iTunes

Resolved Issues

  • Under certain conditions, iTunes Store sign-in can fail when pairing. (35011633)

Workaround: Tap ‘Skip This Step’ to continue pairing and sign-in afterwards by launching Watch > General > Apple ID.

App Icons

Known Issues

  • In some cases, app icons may appear as placeholder images. (35146952)

Workaround: Uninstall and reinstall the app.

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