Apple releases new iOS 11 beta 6 to developers

Prasad, 14 August 2017

Apple has started seeding the sixth beta of iOS 11 to developers. The update is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

A handful of changes have been documented so far, apart from the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, of course. One of the most immediately visible change is a set of new icons for the App Store and Maps. Apple had modified the original pencil-brush-ruler icon within a circle for iOS 11 by removing the circle. The icon has now been further altered by removing the pencil-brush-ruler in favor of three plain lines, making it the biggest change so far to the App Store icon since it released. The Maps icon now shows the area around the new Apple Campus.

The auto brightness option has been removed from display settings and making it permanently on by default. If you really want to adjust your brightness manually you will have to dig around in the Accessibility settings to find it but it's clear Apple doesn't want the average user to change the setting. This may have something to do with the OLED displays on the new iPhone. (Apple Watch with its OLED display also has full time auto brightness enabled.)

Other changes include the six fish live wallpapers being removed, new splash page for Photos, bolder Clock icon numbers, new solid blue AirPlay icon during playback and a new animation for connected AirPods.



Reader comments

  • AnonD-692636
  • 17 Aug 2017
  • K6k

Yes it does as did previous betas.

  • 16 Aug 2017
  • uuI


  • Anonymous
  • 16 Aug 2017
  • rRy

glad to see they are getting ready for AR

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