It’s a Monday, which means it’s time for Apple to push out a new developer beta of iOS 11.2. Today’s download marks the third revision to this particular version of iOS, and hopefully means we’re getting close to a public release of the software.

Although a date hasn’t been announced for launch, Apple will want to get iOS 11.2 into the hands of users sooner rather than later. The big change in iOS 11.2 is Apple Pay Cash, a peer-to-peer version of Apple Pay that spells bad news for Venmo, but should be a welcome feature for anyone who struggles splitting the check.

We’re still combing through the release notes to see what’s actually new, but iOS 11.2 developer beta 3 is widely expected to be all about the bug fixes. iOS 11.2 beta versions so far have had a particular problem with notification bugs, which Apple will need to fix before the general release. Given the recent (and embarassing) auto-correct bug, Apple will want to be certain its new software is bug-free before releasing to the public at large.

Wondering which devices are compatible with iOS 11.2 beta 3? Here’s the complete list:

  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th generation


Chris Mills has loved tinkering with technology ever since he worked out how to defeat the parental controls on his parents' internet. He's blogged his way through Apple events and SpaceX launches ever since, and still keeps a bizarre fondness for the Palm Pre.