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iOS 17.5 Adds Fun ‘Quartiles’ Word Game for Apple News+ Fans!

Jamie Roberts By Jamie Roberts Jun1,2024 #apple

While the first iOS 17.5 beta is slim on new features, there is one fun addition for Apple News+ subscribers: a daily word game called Quartiles.

Quartiles tasks you with combining tiles to form words and earn points. Each puzzle starts with a grid of 20 tiles, and words can be formed with one to four tiles. A quartile is a four-tile word, and if you find all five in each puzzle, you earn a 40-point bonus. The website Gadget Hacks shared a walkthrough of the game with more details.
Quartiles is the third puzzle game included with an Apple News+ subscription, alongside Crossword and Crossword Mini. Starting with the iOS 17.5 beta, all three games integrate with Game Center to display leaderboards.
On an iPhone updated to the iOS 17.5 beta, Quartiles can be found in the Apple News app under the Following tab → Puzzles. The game is also available on the iPad and Mac starting with the iPadOS 17.5 and macOS 14.5 betas.
Apple News+ is available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and the U.K., but the puzzle games seem to be limited to the U.S. and Canada for now.
iOS 17.5 will likely be released in May.
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2 thoughts on “iOS 17.5 Adds Fun ‘Quartiles’ Word Game for Apple News+ Fans!”
  1. Is the Quartiles word game available only to Apple News+ subscribers, or can all iOS 17.5 users access it?

  2. Quartiles sounds like a fun addition for Apple News+ subscribers! I enjoy word games, and this new feature seems like a great way to pass the time and challenge myself. Looking forward to trying it out!

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