by Joe Rossignol
A minor iOS 17.1.1 update is likely to be released for iPhones this week as a secure, trusted account shared build number 21B91 for today's update on X, formerly known as Twitter. The account typically posts build numbers for upcoming iOS updates less than a week before they are released.
Last week, we were the first to report that Apple was conducting internal testing of iOS 17.1.1, based on software version data in our website analytics logs. The update will almost certainly focus on bug fixes and security fixes.
It's unclear exactly what bugs will be fixed in iOS 17.1.1. The update could include the same fix for Wi-Fi connection issues that Apple introduced in the iOS 17.2 beta, and it could resolve an issue that causes some iPhones to temporarily shut down overnight for users who are still experiencing this problem. Apple has also promised to fix the BMW wireless charging issue affecting the iPhone 15 line in an unspecified update coming later this year.
iOS 17.2 is still in beta and is expected to be released in December. This update includes a host of new features and changes, including Apple's promised Journal app, the ability for Apple Music subscribers to collaborate on playlists, a Translate option for the Action button on iPhone 15 Pro models, an iMessage Contact Key verification security option “, additional weather information and Clock Widgets and more.
We also reported that Apple is preparing to release a watchOS update soon with a fix for excessive battery drain on the Apple Watch. This update will likely be watchOS 10.1.1, but it could be watchOS 10.2 if Apple needs more time.
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