Apple releases iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash

Apple early today released iOS 11.2 which introduces Apple Pay Cash to send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

Apple Pay Cash (US Only)
• Send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay in Messages or by asking Siri

Other improvements and fixes
• Adds support for faster wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X with compatible third-party accessories
• Introduces three new Live wallpapers for iPhone X
• Improves video camera stabilization
• Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show
• Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type
• Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete
• Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear
• Improves stability in Calendar
• Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen
• Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen
• Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen
• Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen
• Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded
• Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map
• Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message
• Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results
• Addressed an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly
• Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store, and Music
• Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

MacDailyNews Take: Happy updating!

35 Comments

    1. I would guess that a MacOS upgrade was also scheduled for today, but has been delayed by the need to incorporate the root fix in the operating system update itself, rather than in a separate Security Update.

      This is due to the demonstrated inability of some users to understand that if you first install a Security Update and then install an unfixed version of the OS over it, you undo the fix.

      1. Apple has a history of rolling security and other patches into their updates invisibly to the user, so based on past experience anyone downloading 10.13.1 TODAY should have expected the patch to already be there.

  1. Sir Jony Ive said the iPhone X was going to get better over time. What he meant was that much of the advanced hardware has not been exploited yet because there simply is no software to utilize to its full capacity. This was true about the first intel based macs (every point release made them faster).

    Today we see a perfect example of this. As of this release, 11.2, iPhone wireless chargers can “push” 50% more juice to an iPhone.
    In iOS 11.1 you could get 5 watts out your wireless charger. This is the same as the pathetic little cube that plugs into the wall (comes with your phone – the one you leave in the iPhone box). Today you should be “absorbing” 7.5 Watts (50% more than only 5 Watts)).

    Bravo..

    1. You can’t find it because it actually was *NOT* released. I just got off of the phone with Apple tech support (after an unusually long time on hold). The very contrite tech said “um, yea, I apologize for the miscommunications; as it turns out the Apple engineers pulled that feature before this release”.

      Sigh … please, Apple, stop with the Microsoft-esque behavior already!!!

      I have no problem with the engineering team pulling a feature that isn’t ready for release, but make sure your corporate communications team knows about that and updates the press release accordingly!!!

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