Apple releases iOS 11.4 developer and public betas; all new apps must support iPhone X

Apple releases iOS 11.4 developer and public betas; all new apps must support iPhone X
Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 4 to developers and a version for public beta testers. Developers will receive the update via the Apple Developer Center, or from an OTA update. The iOS 11.4 build includes ClassKit support. Introduced on March 27th along with the sixth generation Apple iPad, ClassKit allows developers to sync Apple's school-based software with their educational apps. For example, with the not-yet released Schoolwork app, teachers can add a link that students use to get to specific parts of other apps for a class assignment.

A pair of features that were found in beta versions of iOS 11.3, but removed for the final version, appear in beta versions of iOS 11.4. These include AirPlay 2, which allows the same audio to play on two different HomePod smart speakers in different rooms. Messages on iCloud allows messages to be stored in the cloud, freeing up storage space on your iOS device. And when a message is deleted on one device, it will disappear from all of your iOS powered Apple products. The latest beta release also includes (PRODUCT)Red wallpaper for the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. Those special variants were introduced on April 9th.

Also, Apple has announced that starting in July, all apps must be built using the iOS 11 SDK and support the screen on the Apple iPhone X. That means that an app must work with an aspect ratio of 18:9, the 1125 x 2436 resolution, and account for the notch on the top of the screen. Originally, Apple wanted this to be done by April, but has apparently extended the deadline by three months.

source: Apple

Related phones

iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Boring nothing new next article...

2. whatev

Posts: 2321; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Nobody is forcing you to read the article

3. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

You have nothing interesting to say. Then don’t say it. But good I am happy they are enforcing this rule.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31287; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can’t wait to see iOS 12, hoping for pencil support, split view, and picture in picture for Iphone. I want that 6.5 X Plus, if it materializes. As for this new rule, it only makes their big dog...can’t blame em for demanding that.

5. pecapello

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Split view and pip will never happen to iOS

9. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

It's already available but for the iPads

11. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Spilt view and multitasking not useful in small screen.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31287; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Maybe not to you, but I spend my money on my phones...not yours.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31287; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It happened to the iPad, with iOS 9...come again.

6. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Agreed. Can't have apps not supporting the #1 selling phone in the world.

7. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Consistency. Something not found in the software ghetto known as the play store.

8. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Nice. Nothing wrong with making sure that all apps will support the notch.

10. DolmioMan

Posts: 334; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

It’s the aspect ratio more than anything.

12. EmilyBaker

Posts: 30; Member since: May 08, 2018

Hope the iPhone don't slow after upgrade

13. NinoH

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

I have the iphone X and an ipad mini retina which i can honestly say works surprisingly good on ios 11.3.1. And the iphone just speeds through benchmarks,games and apps as it should ;D

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