Like a well-calibrated watch, exactly one week after the first versions, Apple is releasing the second test versions of the next updates to its operating systems: iOS 11.2 (build 15C5097d), tvOS 11.2 (15K5090c), watchOS 4.2 (15S5090c) and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C67b).
The second beta version of Xcode 9.2 (build 9C34b) has also been made available to developers.
For now, the new betas are only available to developers, but it should not be long before they appear in the Apple Beta Software Program (except, as usual, watchOS, which is not part of the game). We will, of course, notify you when this is the case.
To plant testers: any news on the new betas? Share your experiences in the comments below.
Update 11/06/2017 at 19:45
The new systems betas bring at least one interesting novelty: they are the first to offer developers who work with the subscription model the possibility to offer discounted introductory prices. That is, if you have an app whose monthly subscription costs $ 4.99, you can attract new subscribers by offering a discount at which the value in the first three months drops, say, to $ 0.99 because the App Store did not allow this model previously .
The second beta versions of iOS 11.2, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2 already bring the change. Speaking specifically of tvOS, the latest beta brings yet another novelty: a new feature called AVDisplayManager, which allows developers to switch the video mode according to the frame rate and HDR of the content in question.
Update II, by Priscila Klopper 11/07/2017 s 17:02
As expected, the second beta versions are now also available to members of the Apple Beta Software Program.
In addition, it is now finally possible to test the Apple Pay Cash, which allows sending money via iMessage, of course, only in countries where Apple Pay is available, which is not (yet) the case in Brazil.
Check out some screenshots of the resource remembering that the interface has already been adapted for Portuguese only for the honor of the firm and, for now, we will not be able to use the service here:
Update III, by Bruno Santana 11/08/2017 s 19:55
Today, Apple Pay Cash hit the internet and it wasn't because the service was particularly good or bad, nor because Apple announced something interesting for it. No: people are simply loving the level of detail put by Ma in his user interface.
The turn of the day is the Apple Pay Cash digital card that exists so that you can make payments with the money received through the platform. The effect put on the element is causing a very good impression on users; many celebrated the success as a sign that attention to detail is not lost at Apple. As Matthew Panzarino, from TechCrunch:
The Apple Pay Cash card in has an iridescent effect matched to gyro – just like a 'holo' on a real card. Someone in design having fun. pic.twitter.com/8u3pI38tGB
– Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) November 7, 2017
The Apple Pay Cash card has an iridescent effect that synchronizes with the gyroscope and looks just like a real ?holographic? card. Someone in the design part is having fun.
Cool, huh? ?