Apple launches Release Candidate for iOS 17.1 and other platforms

Apple published Release Candidates for iOS/iPadOS 17.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1, watchOS 10.1 and tvOS 17.1. Also, Release Candidate is published for iOS/iPadOS 16.7.2 with focus on security fixes.

iOS 17.1 should address ScreenTime syncing issues reported earlier. Also, it targets display retention reported on some iPhone 15 models. Significant location setting bug should be resolved too. But RC seem not to fix nighttime restart issue reported by some users.

Apple also made changes to onscreen keyboard to improve its performance (especially on older models).

HomePod software should bring enhanced dialogue feature to original HomePod and HomePod mini.

Beta download: Operating Systems

Apple did not add release notes to this Release Candidate yet.


Some users report graphical issues with iPhone 14 models

Couple of reports arise that iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models have issues with flashing horizontal lines on the screen during device wake up.

Some people relate issue to specific panel installed on device (Samsung and LG panels used in iPhone).

According to some reports Apple rules out hardware issues and it might be related to iOS 16.2.