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First public beta of iOS 11 now available

Apple iOS 11 announcement by Tim Cook, first public iOS 11 release now available
Apple iOS 11 announcement
The final version of iOS 11 is scheduled to become available this fall, but Apple plans to release regular public beta builds during the summer, and the first such version arrived earlier today.

Last week, Apple released the second beta of iOS 11 for developers. Unfortunately, those who want to take these builds for a spin need to pay $99 USD for a developer account. However, today the first public beta became available, and anyone interested can download and install it for free.

The schedule appears to be the same as previously announced - Apple plans to launch the final version of iOS 11 this fall, but until then regular public betas will be delivered to the masses. Those who choose to install iOS 11 beta will get the new betas automatically and, once the final build arrives, their devices should be automatically updated to that version.

Since it happened more than just a few times to see beta iOS builds to behave as they should not (iPhones simply refusing to boot after installing such builds, for examples), it would be a good idea to avoid installing an iOS beta on the primary iPhone or iPad.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-06-27 (Update: 2017-06-27)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.