After the official launch of iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, tvOS 11.3 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, we are back to testing with the release of the first beta versions of iOS 11.4 (build 15F5037c), from watchOS 4.3.1 (15T5535b) and the tvOS 11.4 (15L5536c)
In addition to the systems, Apple also released the first test version of the Xcode 9.4 (9Q1004a), which includes the latest beta SDKs for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.
Apple mentioned iOS 11.4 was last week, after the educational event in which the new 9.7 inch iPad and various apps / services (such as the School Project app and the ClassKit API) focused on education were announced. however, they disappeared from her website a few days ago.
In addition to educational news, iOS 11.4 has everything to finally bring the Messages in iCloud (service that was under testing on iOS 11.3 but was not released in the final version) and the protocol AirPlay 2, which allows, among other things, HomePods to function in MultiRoom or FullRoom.
Should more news arise, we will update this article. Soon, as always, Apple should also make the trial version available to participants of the Apple Beta Software Program (with the exception of watchOS, which is not part of the program).
Update 04/01/2018 s 14:48
O Guilherme Rambo already tried to search iOS 11.4 and find some things:
Yes, 11.4 includes stereo pairing support for HomePod (again). To actually get it to work, your HomePod must be running 11.4 as well ? https://t.co/2c0BgECu6C
– Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) April 2, 2018
Yes, (iOS) 11.4 includes stereo pairing support for the HomePod (again). To make it work, your HomePod must also run (audioOS, speaker operating system) 11.4. ?
Currently, as we know, audioOS is in version 11.3 (since it will always be updated in parallel to iOS, according to the same number as tvOS).
Update II 04/03/2018 s 14:10
The first beta versions of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 are now also available to members of the Apple Beta Software Program.
Update III, by Rafael Fischmann 04/03/2018 s 21:25
Today, the first beta version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 (build 17F35e) for developers for now, only via Mac App Store.
If you paint any news, as always, we will notify you.
Update IV, by Rafael Fischmann 04/04/2018 s 15:55
And the first test build of macOS 10.3.5 is now also released to members of the Apple Beta Software Program.