Apple continues with the development of iOS 17.5, the next update for iPhone and iPad, in addition to updates for the rest of the devices. That is why just a few minutes ago it launched the second Beta of iOS 17.5 and the rest of the systems.

The new features of iOS 17.5 are the following:

  1. Installing apps directly from a website: This novelty was already announced by Apple a few weeks ago. Therefore, with iOS 17.5 we will be able to install apps from the App Store, from other alternative stores accepted by Apple and also from developer websites under the function called Web distribution. Of course, developers will have to accept Apple's rules which are a payment of 50 cents for each annual installation over one million in the last 12 months. This function will only reach the European Union.
  2. Apple Podcasts Widget: The home screen widget for the Apple Podcasts app now has a dynamic color that changes depending on the cover of the podcast we are listening to. Before it was only a color that remained over time.
  3. Disabling unwanted tracking: The iOS 17.5 code introduces in its first beta for developers a system to disable tracking devices (AirTags, etc.). The operating system will detect devices even when they are not certified on the Find My network and alert the user to disable them. Still, this feature has not been announced by Apple, so we understand it will be in development.

In addition to iOS 17.5 Beta 2 for iPhone, we also have iPadOS 17.5 for iPad, along with tvOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, and macOS Sonoma 14.5, all of them in their second Beta. In these other systems the changes are minor, although if we find any relevant news we will tell you about it. The final version is expected to arrive before Junewhich is precisely when WWDC 2024 will take place, which will show us iOS 18 for the first time.