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After several of beta of testings, developer and hacker CoolStar has finally released public version of the Electra jailbreak tool with compatibility for iOS 11.0 to iOS 11.1.2. The new tool do comes with Cydia, and it is the first time that general users able to install and run Cydia on an iOS 11 device including iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.


It should be noted that it is a semi-untethered jailbreak, in other word, you will have to launch Electra app for the jailbreak to work every time you reboot your device for Cydia to work. You will also have to side-load the .ipa via Cydia Impactor in order to keep your device in the jailbreak mode. Here's how to install the jailbreak on your iOS 11 devices.
  1. Download the Cydia Impactor and Electra IPA on your computer, and then connect your iPhone to it and launch Cydia Impactor.
  2. Once the device showed up in the Cydia Impactor, drag and drop the IPA on it.
  3. Enter your Apple ID password and username (Don't turn on two-factor authentication unless you want to get errors)
  4. When it's complete to install the jailbreak, a message will be pop up, which you should unplug it.
  5. Go to your device's Home screen to launch the Electra app, if there's a error, go to the Settings - General - Device Management, next tap on your Apple ID, and tap the Trust button.
  6. Lastly, tap the Jailbreak button in the Electra, and enjoy it.
It's also worth to said that there are many packages are not supported by Electra and iOS 11, so make sure to check compatibility first. In the meantime, as suggested by CoolStar, for its best stability users should do a clean restore by using futurerestore before running Electra, which requires a saved blobs.

Apple has released the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers, two days after seeding the fourth beta. Developers who registered from Developer Center can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed on your devices.


The iOS 11.2.5 update introduces a new feature that allows Siri to instantly stream a news podcast when asked about the news related questions. This new feature defaults to a daily news recap podcast by The Washington Post, users can also be switch to Fox News, NPR, or CNN shows upon request. The update also appears to fixed a bug that allowed a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on iOS devices.

Apple has also updated with the new statistics for iOS 11 on its App Store support page for developers, which shows that iOS 11 is now installed on 65 percent of iOS devices, only up six percentage points since December 5, as iOS 11 was installed on 59 percent of devices.


Ever Since iOS 11 was released, its adoption rate has been quite a bit slower than iOS 10 adoption rates in 2017. In January 2017, for example, iOS 10 was installed on 76 percent of iOS devices. Currently, 28 percent of devices continue to use iOS 10, while only seven percent of iOS devices countiue power by Eailer version.

The company also seeded watchOS 4.2.2 beta 5 and macOS 10.13.3 beta 6 to developers. The macOS update offers additional fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities that were discovered and publicized in early January and fixed initially in macOS High Sierra 10.13.2. As for watchOS 4.2.2, no major feature were found.

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Apple today releases the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers, two days after seeding the fourth beta. Developers who registered from Developer Center can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed on your devices.

The iOS 11.2.5 update introduces a new feature that allows Siri to instantly stream a news podcast when asked about the news related questions. This new feature defaults to a daily news recap podcast by The Washington Post, users can also be switch to Fox News, NPR, or CNN shows upon request.


However, this new feature can only be invoked when you using Hey Siri or asking Siri about the news when using CarPlay or with headphones connected. And if you activate Siri using the side button or Home button of a device, standard Apple news headlines are provided instead of the audio-based news highlights.

As far as other changes, based on the version number, we don't expect any new features other than bug fix and security improvements. Whatever the software version number ends up being, this will possibly be the release that’s timed with the HomePod debut, possibly in late January or early February.

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Apple today announced in a press release that the App Store saw a record-breaking $300 million in purchases on New Year’s Day. The company said that customers spent over $890 million during the seven-day period beginning on Christmas Eve, which set another record-breaking holiday shopping season for the App Store.


Apple’s senior VP Phil Schiller said that iOS developers earned $26.5 billion in 2017, that is more than a 30 percent increase compared to 2016. And that brings the total to $86 billion earned by developers since 2008. The marketing chief said the company is "thrilled" with the reaction to the revamped App Store that was introduced as part of iOS 11.

"We are thrilled with the reaction to the new App Store and to see so many customers discovering and enjoying new apps and games," said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "We want to thank all of the creative app developers who have made these great apps and helped to change people's lives. In 2017 alone, iOS developers earned $26.5 billion -- more than a 30 percent increase over 2016."

According to Apple, augmented reality game Pokémon Go topped the App Store charts on December 21 after new AR features were introduced. Apple says there are close to 2,000 ARKit-enabled apps on the App Store. That is dispel a Apptopia report yesterday claimed there are fewer than 1,000 ARKit-enabled applications in the App Store.

Since Apple redesigned the App Store app in iOS 11, the cupertino firm says the focus on curation attracts over half a billion App Store visitors every week. The new App Store separates apps and games into distinct categories for improved app discovery. It also features a "Today" section that's updated on a daily basis with new and popular apps and games

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Developer Jonathan Levin recently released an iOS 11 jailbreak tool, dubbed LiberiOS. It's capable of jailbreaking iOS 11.0.x all the way up to iOS 11.1.2. And the initial release is intended for more advanced users only, as it does not yet bundle Cydia, because Saurik needs to update the app so it can be support iOS 11.


Ian Beer of Google’s project zero is the man behind this jailbreak breakthrough. It is this legacy that has been taken forward by people like Jonathan Levin who then produce the jailbreak and make it available to the public. Since we know the man behind the idea, so let's jump into the tutorial of the jailbreak tool.
  1. Connect your iOS devices to your PC or Mac, once it's connected, make sure to back up in case there's an error during the jailbreak.
  2. Once the backup is ready, launch Cydia Impactor on your computer and then drag the LiberiOS jailbreak IPA file into the interface.
  3. Enter your Apple ID credentials and wait for Cydia Impactor to sideload the signed app on your connected device.
  4. After the sideload is completed, go to Settings - General - Profile(s) & Device Managemen, and click the profile allied with the jailbreak app, and tap on trust this app.
  5. Return to the Home screen where you installed the LiberiOS app launch it, tap the Do It button in the center of the app and wait. After that, it will appear a screen which shows the jailbreak was successful.
It's worth to note that this jailbreak is semi-untethered, which means you will have to put your device on jailbreak mode every time you reboot. Also, the jailbreak app will expire after a week after that you will have to resign and re-sideload it. Happy jailbreaking and Happy New Year!

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As of latest, Abraham Masri, who the developer behind the success of Saigon jailbreak and Houdini semi-jailbreak, has been pulled off an iOS 11.1.2 jailbreak to.panga, thanks to the async_wake exploit, which released by Google's Ian Beer.

The new iOS jailbreak is based on async_wake and is co-designed by xerub. Its binaries and libraries come from Jonathan Levin and CoolStart, among others. It's currently released for developers only, the public users can expect a full public release in the weeks or months to come once ready.


Based on the comments in the Reddit thread, it seems that some of users were able to use To.panga to jailbreak their iOS device but it hasn’t worked for everyone. So I perform waiting for either John Levin to release the iOS 11.1.2 jailbreak, or wait for To.panga to be more stable.

As for a reason why Masri intended the first release for developers because it allows them to understand what is going on behind the scenes as far as the jailbreak is concerned. In addition, he said he opened it to developers so they could build something more stable and functional based on what is available.

Masri also mentioned that the Cydia is probably not going to work with to.panga due to the structure, as it needs to wait for Cydia creator Jay "Saurik" Freeman to provide updates for the tool down the road. If you want to learn more about iOS 11.1.2 jailbreak to.panga, you can head to its official GitHub page.

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Apple today released the first beta of iOS 11.2.5 update to its developer community, one week after seeding the first beta. If you registered from Apple's Developer Center, you will be able to download the iOS 11.2.5 beta over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

We are not not clear what new features will be included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta, but based on the version numbers, we expect these to focus on bug fix and security improvements rather than any major outward facing changes. It's not clear why Apple has skipped several numbers to release an 11.2.5 beta. We are seeing early signs of AirPlay 2 return.


In addition to release iOS 11.2.1, the company also seeded second beta of watchOS 4.2.2 and tvOS 11.2.5 to developers. The watchOS update can be installed on any iWatch model by tapping My Watch - General - Software Update in Watch app on your paired iPhone. As for tvOS 11.2.5, go to Settings - System - Software Update.

Both of these updates didn't bring any new features, it mostly focuses mainly on bug fixes, and if that's the case, we won't know the extent of the changes until it sees a public release complete with release notes. We’re also seeing the second HomePod 11.2.5 beta on the server as well although the smart speaker won’t be released until early next year.

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Since Ian Beer recently released tfp0 exploit, it seems to be assisting eager jailbreak developers in their ongoing quest to create a working jailbreak tool for iOS 11.0-11.1.2. Twitter user cheesecakeufo have shared a photo on the social media this week, which showcasing Cydia running on a jailbroken iPhone X with iOS 11.1.2 installed on it. 

The Twitter user said Ian Beer’s exploit as a big to help in making this feat possible, but some caveats remain. For one, it’ll take some fine-tuning and testing to ensure stability. Furthermore, Cydia isn’t quite ready for iOS 11 just yet, and its functions remain limited until Saurik updates the app for Apple’s latest operating system.


However, a Reddit comment by father of cydia reveals that he’s actively working on Cydia that could support iOS 11. Saurik has been quiet for the past few months. This was after he announced that he has taken a day job. Which have lead many to believe that he is no longer developing Cydia. 

The comment also underscores how Saurik able to balances his Cydia work with a day job, so we shouldn’t expect an update overnight. Nevertheless, it’s still thrilling to hear how the primary source for add-ons and tweaks on jailbroken devices will soon receive an update despite everything that has gone down in recent weeks.

It appears now we have a good news regarding Saurik and the future of Cydia, as Freeman himself has announced that he is working on iOS 11 updates for Cydia and has been working on it after his day job. Saurik mentioned that despite people believing he has made millions from his Cydia project, he has to pay for Cydia to run out of his own pocket.

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Apple has stopped signing both iOS 11.1.1 and iOS 11.1.2, which means that downgrading or restoring to that firmware version is no longer possible. They have closed the signing window for iOS 11.1.2 just a few days after Ian Beer’s released his tfp0 exploit, to keep everyone’s data secure from hackers.

When Apple stops signing a particular firmware, this essentially means that iTunes won’t allow you to restore it anymore. Instead, you're prompted to update to the latest available firmware. In this case, that's iOS 11.2.1.


As for reason to stops signing an iOS version, perhaps it's a measure to thwart jailbreaking, which often requires older firmware versions without patches for the vulnerabilities used in the jailbreak process. It made impossible for consumers downgrade to firmware versions vulnerable to Ian Beer’s tfp0 exploit, which could bring jailbreak for iOS 11 users.

So we recommend that if you are on 11.1.2 and you want to jailbreak and you're eagerly interested in the jailbreak, then don't update to iOS 11.2.1, although Alibaba’s Pandora Lab Team have Successfully jailbroken iOS 11.2 and iOS 11.2.1, the bad news is the team won't release the untethered jailbreak to public users.

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Shortly after iOS 11.2.1 was released, Apple today released the first beta of iOS 11.2.5 update to its developer community. If you registered from Apple's Developer Center, you will be able to download the iOS 11.2.5 beta over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

We are not not clear what new features will be included in the iOS 11.2.5 beta, but based on the version numbers, we expect these to focus on bug fix and security improvements rather than any major outward facing changes. It's not clear why Apple has skipped several numbers to release an 11.2.5 beta.


In addition to release iOS 11.2.1, the company also seeded first beta of watchOS 4.2.2 and tvOS 11.2.5 to developers. The watchOS update can be installed on any iWatch model by tapping My Watch - General - Software Update in Watch app on your paired iPhone. As for tvOS 11.2.5, go to Settings - System - Software Update.

While these betas are available for developer testing, we’re also seeing the first HomePod 11.2.5 beta on the server as well although the smart speaker won’t be released until early next year We will update this post when new features were found.

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Apple has released iOS 11.2 to its iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users, mark the eighth official update to the iOS 11 operating system. The new update comes a week and a half after the release of iOS 11.2. Users can download the iOS 11.2.1 update for free OTA in the Settings - General -Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, the software update restores remote access in HomeKit for shared users that was temporarily disabled last week to fixes a vulnerability in Apple’s smart home framework that allowed unauthorized access in certain circumstances. Apple has also released tvOS 11.2.1 which is likely related to the fix.


The HomeKit bug, first discovered by 9to5Mac, which can allowed unauthorized access to HomeKit accessories that included smart locks, and it was fixed server-side by Apple after it was made public. however, users can update to the latest version of iOS to restore that functionality.

iOS 11.2.1 fixes bugs including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app.

Aside from releasing iOS 11.2.1, Apple today also released tvOS 11.2.1 to restores HomeKit sharing. User can download the tvOS update by open the Settings app on the Apple TV and going to System - Software Update. Devices on beta versions may need to remove beta profiles then reboot to see the updates.

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According to 9to5Mac, a HomeKit vulnerability found in iOS 11.2 that allowed unauthorized access to HomeKit accessories that included smart locks has been fixed by Apple. As they rolled out a server-side fix disabled remote access for shared user while also limiting some functionality.
 

In order to restore full functionality, an update to iOS 11.2 coming next week will able to reintroduce that feature. Though the vulnerability impacted all HomeKit devices, it is of particular interest to HomeKit users with smart locks and other HomeKit-enabled devices that allow access to the home - someone may gain entry to a dwelling without a physical key.

Apple was first informed about the security issue and other related HomeKit vulnerabilities in October. Some of the problems were addressed in iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2, while the rest were fixed server side, reports 9to5Mac.

"The issue affecting HomeKit users running iOS 11.2 has been fixed. The fix temporarily disables remote access to shared users, which will be restored in a software update early next week."

HomeKit - first launched in 2014, has seen many major improvements its adoption has grown steadily. Majority manufacturers have now embraced HomeKit, and there are HomeKit lights, outlets, switches, thermostats, window coverings, fans, sensors, cameras, locks, and garage door openers.

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The iOS 11 is now installed on 59 percent of iOS devices, according to new statistics that was shared this week on its App Store support page for developers. That is up from 52 percent on Nov 6, indicates that iOS 11 adoption has grown just 7 percentage points over the course of the last month. 

While 33 percent of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices continues to run iOS 10, as 8 percent of devices run a version of iOS earlier than iOS 10. The adoption rate for iOS 11 adoption is slower than iOS 10 adoption. Based on Apple's official App Store numbers, iOS 10 was installed on 54 percent of devices in October of 2016.


Although Apple has already released several updates for iOS 11, but it doesn't seem to have improved installation rates, especially many of those updates have been made available to fixes major bugs found in the operating system. Apple just recently released iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash feature in the US, but it wasn't available to customers until today.

Since Apple Pay Cash now become available, though, customers who have been reluctant to upgrade may install the iOS 11.2 update to access the new feature, so it is possible we'll start seeing improved installation rates in Apple's next App Store support page update.

Apple today starting roll out Apple Pay Cash in the United States, so it can be used by the compatible iOS devices’ owners who have iOS 11.2 installed. Because of Apple Pay Cash is just now made available for users, so it may take a bit of time before it's fully functional and available for everyone.

The new feature was originally announced back in June at Apple’s worldwide developer conference, but the feature missed the initial iOS 11 launch in September. Developer and public beta testers gained access to new feature in iOS 11.2 beta last month, and today marks the official launch.


Apple Pay Cash - Apple's new peer-to-peer payments service, designed to allow for quick person-to-person money transfers, much like Square Cash or Venmo. Unfortunately, The service is currently only limited to the United States.

By using Apple Pay Cash, you can send and receive money through iMessage conversations using the Messages app. Cash is sent from a linked debit or credit card, while received cash is stored in an Apple Pay Cash card in the Wallet app and can be used for purchases or transferred to a bank account.

It's worth to noted that payments made from a credit card carry the industry standard 3% fee. There’s also a $3,000 limit on individual payments. Apple Pay Cash for iPhone and iPad requires iOS 11.2 or later. Apple Watch also works with Apple Pay Cash on watchOS 4.2 or later.

Update: Apple today officially announced its customers in the US can now use Apple Pay to send and receive money with friends and family quickly, easily and securely. The feature is available on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch within Messages app.

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There are some iPhone X users said Face ID does not work after updating to the emergency released iOS 11.2. The affected user's iPhone X screen instead shows an alert that says it is ‘unable to activate Face ID on this iPhone’. Luckily, the fix seems to be very simple, just simply reboot your phone.

The Face ID issues don't affect every handset -When I test the facial recognition feature it does not have any problems after updating from iOS 11.1.2 to iOS 11.2 - but the number of user reports the bug has started to increase significantly from the mainstream Apple blog readers and countless more online.


In most cases, by turning off the iPhone X and turning it back on again will allow the face recognition system to work again. Fortunately, it is reassuring that this is not a persistent issue. Turn off the iPhone X, just long press and hold the "Side" buttons and any volume button. Then drag the shutdown slider to turn off the phone. If Face ID doesn't work after a hard restart, contact Apple Support.

It's also interestingly that some iPhone X users on reddit are reporting that Face ID is unlocking iPhone X a lot faster after upgrading to iOS 11.2. Few users claimed that they don’t see the Face ID unlocking animation as often especially if they tap on the screen and unlock it.

Apple pushed out iOS 11.2 ahead of normal schedules, since the date crashing bug was so severe it demanded urgent attention. This resulted in Apple releasing an update at a very unusual time, at this weekend, because so many people were facing Springboard crashes after the system clock ticked over to December 2.

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Apple today released iOS 11.2 at a very strange time of day, on a Saturday, the second major update to the iOS 11 operating system available on the iOS devices. iOS 11.2 comes a month after iOS 11.1 was released, the update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings - General - Software Update.


As a major 11.x update, iOS 11.2 brings several new features and major bug fixes. It introduces Apple Pay Cash, Apple's peer-to-peer payments service. The service works through the iMessage app and is designed to allow for quick person-to-person money transfers, like Square Cash or Venmo. Apple Pay allows you to send, request as well receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay.

For its newer smartphones - iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple in iOS 11.2 to support faster 7.5W wireless charging speeds through compatible Qi-based of wireless charging accessories. At 7.5W charging speeds, the three new iPhones are able to charge faster wirelessly than with the standard 5W wired iPhone power adapter.


Also on the iPhone X, iOS 11.2 adds a small bar underneath the icon at the top right of the lock screen to make the location of the Control Center clearer, allows iPhone X users to access the Control Center by swiping down from the top of the device. In all devices' CC, two new pop-up messages appear when the user uses a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth toggles.

iOS 11.2 introduces a new Sports section in the dedicated TV app. The TV app's new Sports section is designed to allow users to watch live sports games through integration with ESPN and more apps in the future to come through the TV app's Sports category.


There are quite a bit of bug fixes in the update, including a fix for an animation bug in the Calculator app that caused some numbers and symbols to be ignored when entered in the rapid succession. iOS 11.2 also addresses a date bug that caused continual crashing in iOS 11.1.2 after December 2. It as well as fixes 'I.T' Autocorrect Bug.

Other new features in iOS 11.2 include redesigned camera emojis and other emoji tweaks, a new loading animation for Live Photos effects, and Live wallpapers for the iPhone X. As for Message in iCloud and AirPlay 2, we expected that Apple will likely to introduce these features in iOS 11.3.

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Apple just released the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, few days after releasing the fifth iOS 11.2 beta. Beta testers required to sign up from Apple Dev Center to download the beta profile, in order to update your device to iOS 11.2, navigate to Settings - Software Update.

The update introduced introduced Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new P2P payments service. The service works through the iMessage app and is designed to allow for quick person-to-person money transfers. iOS 11.2 also fixes an animation bug in the Calculator app that it caused some numbers and symbols to be ignored when user entered in rapid succession.

For iPhone X, iOS 11.2 adds a small bar underneath the icons located at the upper right side of the device on the Lock screen, which is to make the location of the Control Center gesture more clear. In Control Center for all devices, two new informational pop-ups will displayed when using the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth toggles.


In this update, Apple adds support for faster 7.5W wireless charging for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, as well as 8 Plus. The faster charging speeds will be available when using third-party wireless chargers that supports 7.5W charging. The company also redesigned camera emoji, includes new Now Playing option for controlling content on the Apple TV in CC.

In addition to the above feature, the Cupertino firm introduces a new loading animation for Live Photos effects, new Live wallpapers for the iPhone X, plus it adds a feature that lets developers offer new customers discounted introductory pricing for auto-renewable subscriptions on the App Store.

Apple also launched a new Sports section in its TV app, which appears to be available on devices running iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2. The TV app's Sports section is designed to allow users to watch live sports games through integration with ESPN and more apps in the future to come through the TV app's Sports category.

Apple also releases macOS 10.13.2 beta 5 to developers. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed. This update fixed a serious macOS vulnerability that enables the root superuser on a Mac without password.

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Apple just released the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, a week after releasing the fourth iOS 11.2 beta. Beta testers required to sign up from Apple Dev Center to download the beta profile, in order to update your device to iOS 11.2, navigate to Settings - Software Update.

The update has introduced Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new P2P payments service. The service works through the iMessage app and is designed to allow for quick person-to-person money transfers. iOS 11.2 also fixes an animation bug in the Calculator app that it caused some numbers and symbols to be ignored when user entered in rapid succession.


On the iPhone X, iOS 11.2 adds a small bar underneath the icons located at the upper right side of the device on the Lock screen, which is to make the location of the Control Center gesture more clear. In Control Center for all devices, two new informational pop-ups will displayed when using the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth toggles.

In this update, Apple adds support for faster 7.5W wireless charging for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, as well as 8 Plus. The faster charging speeds will be available when using third-party wireless chargers that supports 7.5W charging. The company also redesigned camera emoji, includes new Now Playing option for controlling content on the Apple TV in CC.


In addition to the above feature, the Cupertino firm introduces a new loading animation for Live Photos effects, new Live wallpapers for the iPhone X, plus it adds a feature that lets developers offer new customers discounted introductory pricing for auto-renewable subscriptions on the App Store.

The fifth tvOS 11.2 beta is now available for developers, it's downloadable through the Software Update mechanism on an Apple TV with an appropriate configuration profile installed. Apple in tvOS 11.2 enables automatic frame rate and dynamic range switching on Apple TV 4K. However, the version re-introduces the Unwatched category in Home Sharing for Movies and TV Shows.


Apple also releases macOS 10.13.2 beta 5 to developers, no major feature discovered in this update other than bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that weren't addressed in macOS High Sierra 10.13.1.

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According to MacRumors, there are at least a few hundred iPhone users have complained about the word "it" autocorrecting to "I.T" on iOS 11 version. Affected users said when they type the word "it" into a text field, the keyboard to shows "I.T" as a QuickType suggestion. After tapped the space key, the word "it" automatically changes to "I.T."

A growing number of iPhone users have voiced their frustrations about the issue on some of discussion platforms on the web shortly after iOS 11 was released in late September. Majority users claim that the apparent autocorrect bug persists even after rebooting the device or perform other basic troubleshooting.


A temporary workaround is to tap Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement and enter "it" as both the phrase and shortcut, but still some users insist this solution does not solve the problem. Another method is to toggle off auto-correction and/or predictive suggestions completely in Settings > General > Keyboard.

Recently, Apple fixed a similar bug which caused the letter "i" to autocorrect to "A[?]" with iOS 11.1.1 update. It's worth to notes that the company doesn't appear to be fix the "it" to "I.T" issue in iOS 11.1.1 and later. We are expecting that a future software update will be required to address the problem. As of now, the Cupertino firm did not respond to multiple requests for comment about this particular issue.

Apple has upgraded Siri with iOS 11.2 that it is able to recognize certain commands even when offline. As discovered by EverythingApplePro, Siri on iOS 11.2 beta which seems smart enough to be able to recognize commands such as “play”, “pause” etc, even when your iPhone is not connected to the internet.

Siri processes voice commands through Apple’s servers that means it requires access to active internet connection, but it looks like the Cupertino firm has tweaked the voice assistant makes it recognize some basic commands when offline in iOS 11.2.


Google Assistant has had offline voice commands support for over a year now. For now, as discovered by Reddit users, only a few of basic commands like “play”, “pause”, “next song”, “previous song”, “repeat song” work. Due to the feature still in early development, so any change in command like “play music” or “play songs from Taylor Swift” will trip Siri and requires access to the internet.

Since all the commands that work offline are related to music playback, it is likely that Apple in the future to add support for Siri to allow AirPods users to easily control music playback without having to take out their phone from their pocket.

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