After releasing iOS 17 beta 3 to developers last Wednesday Apple has now re-released an updated version. It also arrives alongside revised versions of macOS Sonoma and tvOS 17, too.
It isn’t clear what these revised versions offer, if anything, but it’s been suggested that Apple is getting its ducks in a row ahead of the public beta release.
It has been suggested that the first public beta of iOS 17 will land as soon as this week, so it’s only a matter of time until non-developers are able to download the software and take it for a spin.
The final iOS 17 release isn’t going to happen until in or around September of course, likely alongside new iPhone 15 devices.
9to5Mac also reports that Apple is “working on a fix for a Rapid Security Response update it released on Monday that patched a known exploit with WebKit.” The release apparently caused some websites to refuse to load for affected users. It isn’t immediately clear when we can expect that hotfix to arrive for users, however.
Apple’s Rapid Security Response updates are normally used to fix security issues, but it’s possible that we can expect that mechanism to be used to fix this new bug as well.
Alongside September’s iOS 17 release we can also expect the iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV to also receive their own major software updates as well. They are all currently running through their respective beta programs.