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Apple releases new iOS 11 beta 6 to developers

Apple has started seeding the sixth beta of iOS 11 to developers. The update is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

New in iOS 11 beta 6: new Maps And App Store icons. pic.twitter.com/K4SVzgbGdZ

iOS News And More (@iOSNewsAndMore) August 14, 2017

A handful of changes have been documented so far, apart from the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, of course. One of the most immediately visible change is a set of new icons for the App Store and Maps. Apple had modified the original pencil-brush-ruler icon within a circle for iOS 11 by removing the circle. The icon has now been further altered by removing the pencil-brush-ruler in favor of three plain lines, making it the biggest change so far to the App Store icon since it released. The Maps icon now shows the area around the new Apple Campus.

The auto brightness option has been removed from display settings and making it permanently on by default. If you really want to adjust your brightness manually you will have to dig around in the Accessibility settings to find it but it’s clear Apple doesn’t want the average user to change the setting. This may have something to do with the OLED displays on the new iPhone. (Apple Watch with its OLED display also has full time auto brightness enabled.)

iOS 11 beta 6: New AirPods animation when you open the case near a device. pic.twitter.com/x2lpD0zZX7

Saif Aslam (@msaifaslam) August 14, 2017

Other changes include the six fish live wallpapers being removed, new splash page for Photos, bolder Clock icon numbers, new solid blue AirPlay icon during playback and a new animation for connected AirPods.

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