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Apple releases iOS 11 beta 9—One step closer to release!

by Brandon Russell | August 31, 2017August 31, 2017 10:30 am EST

Just a few days after seeding iOS 11 beta 8 to developers, Apple on Thursday released iOS 11 beta 9. At this rate, the final consumer version should be available to consumers in a few short weeks.

Considering Apple has confirmed it’s holding an iPhone event on September 12, development on iOS 11 is likely in the home stretch. I wouldn’t expect any major new features to appear in the newest beta, but we’ll let you know if anything of significance is discovered.

If you’re not quite up to speed on iOS 11, the new software introduces a redesigned Control Center, revamped lock screen, peer-to-peer Apple payments, Messages improvements, and a Do Not Disturb while driving.

We’re also expecting the iPhone 8’s version of iOS 11 to look like that of the iPad, with a floating dock and “tiny bar” for gestures. Expect a new public beta of iOS 11 to follow shortly.

What’s notable is that the ninth beta isn’t the GM, which means Apple still feels iOS 11 needs work. With an event on the horizon, however, we’ll likely get an iOS 11 release date very soon.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.