Apple seeds first iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 developer betas
Apple has today seeded its first developer betas of iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 for iPhone and iPad, bringing new features and improvements following the initial release of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 last week.
With the updates, Apple has added the ability to “Favorite” songs and albums in Apple Music, a new setting for AirDrop to enable transfers over cellular data, in addition to Wi-Fi, plus a fix for a bug in the Podcasts app that wouldn’t show full-screen chapter artwork for some podcasts.
Alongside the first iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 developer betas, Apple has also seeded its first watchOS 10.1 developer beta today.
iOS 17 introduced a wide range of improvements to the iPhone, including upgrades across the FaceTime, Messages and Phone apps, new AirDrop capabilities, StandBy, a new way to view glanceable information when iPhone is set down and charging, new interactive widgets, and more.
iPadOS 17, which is available for the iPad (6th generation and later), iPad mini (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation and later), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 11-inch iPad Pro (1st generation and later), adds many of the new features introduced with iOS 17, including significant updates for Messages, including a new stickers experience, and users can now leave FaceTime video and audio messages.