Apple released today the seventh and last beta of the iOS 11.2.5 mobile operating system for supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, along with the sixth beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and fifth watchOS 4.2.2 beta.
The iOS 11.2.5 beta 7 (15D60), macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta 6 (17D46a and 17D2046a), and watchOS 4.2.2 beta 5 (15S542) updates are now available for download from your Apple Developer account or via OTA (Over-the-Air) update system on all your enrolled devices.
The iOS 11.2.5 Public beta 7 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Public beta 6 builds are also available for public beta testers, which they can install right now via OTA updates on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, as well as from the Updates pane in the Mac App Store.
These new beta builds come just two days after the sixth iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5 betas, as well as three days after the fifth macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta. Apple hasn’t updated the release notes for these betas, so most probably they fix critical bugs.
One interesting thing we’ve noticed, the iOS 11.2.5 beta 7 update has 1.95 GB in size, which means that it’s the last for this development cycle. Apple promised to release next week a new iOS update to fix the iPhone-crashing “chaiOS” bug, so this must be it.
macOS Server 5.5 gets first beta, iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3, tvOS 11.2.5, and watchOS 4.2.2 coming next week
Apple also released today the first macOS Server 5.5 beta (17S1213) for use with macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later, a release that introduces reliability and performance improvements to the Profile Manager, along with bug fixes for NetBoot.
With this in mind, we have all the reasons to believe that Apple will release the final OS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3, tvOS 11.2.5, and watchOS 4.2.2 software updates early next week for all supported devices, so make sure that you install them as soon as they’re out.
Until then, we recommend those using the previous beta versions that Apple released earlier this week to update their devices to today’s betas as soon as possible. Otherwise, you can remove the beta profile and update directly to the final release next week.