Despite releasing iOS 11.2 earlier this week for all current iPhone models, Apple has not actually yet pushed out a build of the latest beta for the iPhone X. Numerous iOS developers who received the new iPhone X today who had already updated to the iOS 11.2 beta are now discovering that they have no way to restore their iCloud or iTunes backups onto Apple’s newest iPhone, as a backup cannot be restored onto an iPhone running an older iOS version. While some have reported success in downgrading their older iPhones to iOS 11.1, others have reported the loss of some data such as health and activity information and iCloud keychain entries. Apple has provided no information on when an iOS 11.2 beta build will be released for the iPhone X.
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