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Following the Let Loose event this morning, Apple is now releasing RC builds of iOS 17.5, iPadOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, and tvOS 17.5 to developers and beta testers. The updates add some new features and also come with bug fixes.

New features coming with iOS 17.5

While iOS 17.5 isn’t quite as big of an update as other iOS 17 updates, it still includes its fair share of new features and updates.

Apple has confirmed that iOS 17.5 beta includes support for Web Distribution. However, there are currently no developers offering their apps via this new Web Distribution feature. In the Apple News app, Apple News+ subscribers in the United States and Canada will find a new “Quartiles” word game after updating to iOS 17.5.

Based on code discovered by 9to5Mac, iOS 17.5 seems to incorporate a new system centered around anti-stalking capabilities for accessories like AirTags. This development follows Apple’s announcement last year of a partnership with Google to collaborate on a new “industry specification to combat unwanted tracking.”

Apple has also added a new “Repair State” feature to Find My. This feature lets users confirm with their…


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