Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

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    Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.3 update to developers, one week after releasing the fourth beta and over a month after the launch of iOS 12.2, an update that introduced Apple News+, new Animoji, and more.

    Registered developers will be able to download the new iOS 12.3 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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    iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 introduce a new version of Apple's TV app, which has been updated with a new look and fresh functionality.

    In the new TV app, "Watch Now" and "Up Next" are still front and center for keeping track of what you're watching, but there's a new machine learning-based recommendation engine that will suggest content based on your viewing preferences and history.

    The app's interface has been streamlined with sections for movies, TV shows, sports, and kids content, and on iOS, there's a separate bottom bar for the library, search, and Watch Now options.

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    There's a new "Channels" feature in the TV app, which is one of the major new components of Apple's services push. Channels are subscription services that you can sign up for and watch within the TV app without having to open up another app.

    So, for example, if you come across a show you want to watch on your iPhone or Apple TV that's on Showtime or Starz, you can tap to subscribe right in the TV app, and then you can watch that show without having to open another app.

    Some of the new Channels that will be supported include CBS All Access, Starz, Showtime, HBO, Nickelodeon, Mubi, The History Channel Vault, and Comedy Central Now. During the beta, though, users can subscribe to Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian, EPIX, and Tastemade.

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    You'll still get recommendations for content from services that aren't a part of the Channels feature, but non-channel content will need to be watched in a third-party app. The TV app also houses iTunes TV shows and movies.

    When Apple debuts its Apple TV+ service this fall, all of the company's original TV shows and movies will also be accessible in the TV app.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 12.3 With New TV App to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
     
  2. justperry, May 7, 2019
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    No need to wait, you have it now, you know there's a button on your iPhone, if you push it......Darkmode activated.:D



    Spoiler: Lock button
     
  3. bigboyz12000 macrumors regular

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    Its been a LOOOONG time coming too!
     
  4. cmaier Suspended

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    God i hope not. Love the notch.
     
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    It's out, and I'm downloading on an iPhone and an iPad. A new WatchOS 5.2.1 beta 5 is out as well.
     
  7. ZachFawaz macrumors newbie

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    It actually adds notch on older devices ;)
     
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    Tinted sunglasses work for me plus I look beyond cool
     
  9. tomaszk, May 7, 2019
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    Downloaded and installed Public Beta 12.3.5 (16F5155a)

    The Notch has indeed been removed, all notch elements are now in wave form and nowhere to be seen on the screen. Fascinating! ;)
     
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    Smart Invert isn’t the same, though. :(
     
  11. RednBlue macrumors regular

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    Same for Mac OS.....dev and public betas both released together....public release must be close
     
  12. justperry macrumors G3

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    Erm....Woosh I guess.










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  13. newtestleper macrumors 6502a

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    They meant the power button.
     
  14. SRM1982 macrumors newbie

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    “Subscribe to Apple TV Channels” prompt now appears in the TV app in the UK (for Smithsonian Channel Plus and Starzplay).
     
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    Hilariously, my original "notch" post was removed as it was "off topic". So much for a bit of humour...
     
  16. Vasilioskn macrumors 6502

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    My god that’s horrific to even joke about. LoL. The notch is so damn ugly
     
  17. bluespider macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand what all the complaints are about the "notch", it's not like it wasn't there when you bought the phone... as for the release, Apple TV app is growing on me
     
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    Well looks like we are not far away from Public Release. I Imagine next week at the earliest or the week after.
     
  19. StephanD88 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone experience the purchased iTunes movies not showing up in the library of the Apple TV app on iPad Pro 11 inch? On my iPhone X they do show up however...
     

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