Apple Gears Up for iOS 17.5 Beta Release: What’s in Store?

April 01, 2024 – According to a report from 9to5mac citing a reliable source, Apple is gearing up to release the first beta version of iOS 17.5, with an internal version number of 21F5048f. The source, who has a track record of leaking information on the eve of updates, suggests that iOS 17.5 Beta 1 could arrive this week. Additionally, Google Analytics data obtained by 9to5Mac hints at the imminent arrival of iOS 17.5.

The previous iOS 17.4 update, released on March 5th, introduced a slew of new features such as support for alternative app stores in the EU, transcripts for Apple Podcasts radio shows, improvements to “Find My Device” and Siri functionality, and a range of new emoji characters.

At present, the specific features included in iOS 17.5 remain unknown. However, Apple has previously announced further changes to comply with the requirements of the Digital Markets Act for EU users. One significant alteration is allowing developers to offer app downloads directly through their websites. Apple indicated that this feature would be available in the spring, hinting at its possible inclusion in the iOS 17.5 update. Industry experts are eagerly anticipating the release to explore the new additions and enhancements to the iOS ecosystem.

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