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Apple just released a new beta version of iOS 11 ahead of the update’s official release. Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

Apple has released the 10th beta of iOS 11 ahead of the company’s scheduled Sept. 12 press event. This new pre-release version is fairly small, clocking in at 40.6 MB. Thus, it is expected to just come with minor tweaks and a couple of fixes for bugs spotted in the previous beta.

On Wednesday, Apple seeded iOS 11 beta 10 to developers then to public beta testers a few hours later as part of the final efforts to test out the new features that will come with the major software update for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. For users wondering if their device is receiving the update when it is globally launched, iOS 11 is known to only be compatible with iPhone 5s and later; fifth-generation iPad, iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Pro and newer iterations, as well as the sixth-generation iPod touch.

Developers have yet to find new features and significant changes in the new beta, but MacRumors Forums member dreadlord has already claimed that two UI issues found in previous versions are still present. One refers to the 3D Touch animation stutter that persists when hard pressing apps, while the other pertains to the lag in the Calculator app when quickly pressing buttons.

According to MacRumors, the new iOS 11 beta 10 comes barely a week since the rollout of its predecessor. Last week’s iOS 11 beta 9 was also a minor update. It didn’t come with new features and significant changes but it did resolve some issues. For instance, the app opening delay has been reduced. Then, the Notifications thread no longer falls when the Control Center is closed from the very top of the screen.

Apple has yet to address other UI problems that were discovered in previous betas. The Music app still plays a playlist in shuffle mode when the device is connected to a car via Bluetooth and there’s still no option to switch this off or play a playlist in proper order. Sharing screenshots still causes one to send black photos. Last but certainly not the least, one still cannot revert to normal view after searching a term or applying a filter onto the Mail app on the current iPhones.

The next major iOS update is currently expected to arrive days or a week after the Sept. 12 press event. The update is expected to come with a more customizable Control Center, a new Lock screen, new Apple Pay and Photos features, an improved voice for Siri and the Do Not Disturb While Driving feature. On the iPad, iOS 11 is introducing a new Dock that’s designed for multitasking, a new Files app, a revamped App Switcher, enhanced Apple Pencil support and the system-wide implementation of the drag and drop feature.

Registered developers can now download iOS 11 beta 10 from the Apple Developer Center. They may also download the software over-the-air provided they have configured their device for beta testing. As for public beta testers, they can get their hands on the new pre-release version with build number 15A5372a by heading to the Settings menu then tapping the Software Update option on their device.