One week after seeding the third beta, Apple has released the iOS 11.4 fourth beta for the developers. The update reportedly has lot of new features introduced. The update can be downloaded over-the-air updates. Developers who are registered can download the new beta of iOS 11.4 from Apple’s Developer Center as well as over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been setup and installed from the Developer Center.
The iOS 11.4 update introduces a new ClassKit framework for educational institutions, which supports new features announced at Apple’s March 27 education-focused event. For the non-beta regular users, the iOS 11.4 update adds features that were originally present in the iOS 11.3 beta but were removed ahead of release.
Reportedly, the new update includes support for Messages on iCloud which is specifically programmed to store messages inside iMessages in iCloud rather than on each individual device which enhances the syncing capabilities. This avoids the hassle of syncing your device again and again as currently the messages are stored locally on the device where you receive the iMessage on your Apple ID. This update will offer true connectivity between all the devices. User can download all the iMessages on a newer device if he/she migrates. Also a message deleted on one of the device gets deleted from all the devices as the iCloud is updated directly. This not only avoids re-syncing but also saves a lot of space.
The iOS 11.4 update also includes AirPlay 2 features. With AirPlay 2, the same audio content can be played in multiple rooms on devices that support AirPlay 2. AirPlay 2 includes a feature that lets you ask Siri on one device to play content on another AirPlay 2-enabled device.
The users of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have received a new wallpaper in the beta update. There is a new Product RED wallpaper available, which is not available on iPhone X.
Something to cheer about for everyone!