This year, users of devices running iOS are waiting for at least one significant update, not counting the long-awaited iOS 11.3. They will be an update for the number 11.4, the release of which will approximately take place closer to the summer. This follows from the materials section for developers on the official website of Apple.
This will be the second time that Apple releases four major updates in the same iOS iteration. The last time this was at the time of iOS 8 when in Cupertino launched the streaming music service Apple Music. Since that time, Apple has adhered to the traditional schedule for the release of major updates, limiting their number to three.
Apple does not disclose all the innovations that await users in iOS 11.4, as it did with iOS 11.3. The only thing that is known about the update at the moment is the support for the new ClassKit framework. With its help, developers can create applications intended for use in educational institutions.
ClassKit is developed taking into account the requirements of teachers for the educational process. The framework allows them to share with their pupils’ homework through the “cloud”, monitor the progress of their execution and flag errors. Due to its versatility, ClassKit is compatible with applications like GarageBand, iWork and many others.
The fifth beta versions of iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4 and tvOS 11.3 were released
Once again, unable to withstand the required two weeks between the releases of the preliminary assemblies, Apple released the fifth beta version of iOS 11.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 and tvOS 11.3. All three updates are already available for download to registered developers both wired and wireless.
By the time the publication is published, we do not have exact information about the innovations of the fifth build of iOS 11.3, but we assume that they all relate to the speed of the operating system and its security. In the previous beta version, released last week, the former name of the iBooks application returned and the support for the iPod Touch of the sixth generation appeared.
macOS High Sierra 10.3.4, in essence being a much less significant upgrade than iOS 11.3, contains even fewer innovations than the mobile platform. There is no doubt, however, that while developing an update for desktop devices, Apple has focused on eliminating known and unknown vulnerabilities and minor bugs.