iOS 11.2 Beta 1 Released for Testing
Apple has released the first iOS 11.2 beta for iPhone and iPad users participating in the beta testing program. The initial iOS 11.2 beta 1 release is available for developers, but presumably will arrive to public beta users soon after.
The release of iOS 11.2 beta is somewhat curious because Apple is also currently running a separate beta program with iOS 11.1, perhaps indicating that iOS 11.1 final will debut very soon (if not today), perhaps when or before iPhone X arrives this Friday to early pre-order customers and those who show up to Apple retail stores.
Users enrolled in the beta testing program can find iOS 11.2 beta 1 available now via the Software Update mechanism of the Settings app.
iOS 11.2 presumably focuses on bug fixes, perhaps resolving issues with iOS 11, and feature enhancements, but it may also include support for Apple Pay Cash and Messages in iCloud, two features which were announced with iOS 11 but have yet to launch to the general public.
Separately, Apple is also working on beta releases of iOS 11.1 and for MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and today the first beta builds of watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2 have been released for beta testing as well.