iOS 11.2.5 Beta 2 Released for Testing
Apple has released iOS 11.2.5 for iPhone and iPad users engaged in the beta testing programs.
The new beta build likely focuses on bug fixes and enhancements to the mobile operating system, perhaps addressing some lingering issues with iOS 11, and is unlikely to include any new features.
Anyone enrolled in the iOS beta testing program can download iOS 11.2.5 beta 2 from the Settings app “Software Update” section. The update is about 100mb if coming from a prior iOS 11.2.5 beta version.
Beta builds typically roll out to developers first, and a public beta version is soon followed.
Anyone can enroll to participate in the public beta testing programs, but because of the buggy nature of beta system software, it is generally advised to not do so except on secondary hardware.
The somewhat curious versioning for iOS 11.2.5 beta suggests there will be interim releases of other software in between, or that Apple is reserving room for potential interim releases like iOS 11.2.2, iOS 11.2.3, and iOS 11.2.4.
The newest available final build of iOS is currently iOS 11.2.1.
Separately, Apple has also released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta 2, tvOS 11.2.2 beta 2, and watchOS 4.2.2 beta 2.