Apple Seeds iOS 12 Golden Master to Developers and Public Beta Testers Ahead of September 17 Launch Date

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the golden master (GM) version of iOS 12 to developers. The golden master represents the final version of iOS 12 that will be released to the public, and it comes after a beta testing period that saw Apple release 12 betas over the course of the beta testing period.

    Registered developers can download the iOS 12 golden master from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed, while public beta testers can download the update over-the-air.

    iOS 12 is a significant update for the operating system designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It introduces multiple new features, with with Apple revamping the operating system from top to bottom to make iPhones and iPads, especially the older models, faster and more responsive.

    On the iPhone X, there are new Animoji characters (Ghost, Koala, Tiger, and T-Rex) along with "Memoji," which are customizable, personalized, humanoid Animoji that can be used both in Messages and in FaceTime, plus there are fun new camera effects in both of those apps.


    Apple originally planned to introduce Group FaceTime support in iOS 12, but the feature was removed in iOS 12 beta 7 and will not be reintroduced until later this fall in a future iOS 12 update.

    Siri is smarter than ever in iOS 12 with a new Shortcuts feature designed to let you create multi-step customized automations using first and third-party apps that can be activated with Siri voice commands. Shortcuts can be created through the Shortcuts app, which will be released alongside iOS 12, and Siri will offer up Shortcuts suggestions.


    Apple built comprehensive time management and monitoring tools into iOS 12 with Screen Time, allowing you to keep track of how much time you're spending in apps on your iPhone and iPad. App limits can help you cut back on iOS device usage, and robust parental controls are included for families.


    Updated Do Not Disturb options make activating Do Not Disturb more intuitive and simple, and a new Do Not Disturb at Bedtime feature cuts down on nighttime distractions and sleep interruptions by hiding notifications at night.


    Grouped Notifications make incoming notifications easier to view and manage, while a new Instant Tuning feature lets you tweak your notification settings right on the Lock screen on a notification-by-notification basis to cut down on the number of notifications you receive.

    Apple News has a new Browse feature, the Stocks app has been redesigned and brought to the iPad, iBooks has been overhauled with a new look and a new name - Apple Books - and Voice Memos has been revamped with iCloud support and an iPad app.

    ARKit 2.0 introduces new capabilities like shared experiences that let two people see the same AR environment on separate devices, and persistence, which allows AR experiences to be saved across multiple sessions. There's also a new Apple-built Measure app for measuring objects using AR functionality.

    iOS 12 includes a revamped and rebuilt Maps app that uses a new Apple-designed Maps engine that displays foliage, pools, buildings, pedestrian pathways, and other map elements more accurately. The new Maps also includes significant improvements to traffic, real-time road conditions, construction, and more, plus it lets Apple push out changes and fixes more quickly.


    The updated Maps app is available in the Northern California area during beta testing and at launch. Following iOS 12's public release, Apple plans to continue rolling out the new Maps app to additional U.S. locations.

    iOS 12 will be released to the public on Monday, September 17, four days ahead of the official launch date of the new 2018 iPhones. For more details on all of the new features included in iOS 12, make sure to check out our iOS 12 roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds iOS 12 Golden Master to Developers and Public Beta Testers Ahead of September 17 Launch Date
  2. scrapesleon Suspended


    Mar 30, 2017
  3. SoApple macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2012
    Same. In canada. Also, where’s airpower?
  4. Marshall73 macrumors 65832


    Apr 20, 2015
    Guess they pulled the trigger on this post too soon.
  5. Niklas_nick macrumors regular


    Dec 12, 2016
    Will the final version have that sweet wallpaper or will that be exclusive to iPhone Xs? Haven't heard something on that I think.
  6. newtestleper macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2013
    You’d have thought twelve months would have been enough time for you to change “iOS 11” to “iOS 12” in this template.
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
  8. leesweet macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    And someone was typing too quickly.. says iOS 11 in one spot. :D

    Edit: last year's version does make sense!
  9. nvmls macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2011
    Hopefully this will fix the audio stuttering they seem unable to solve since 11.3
  10. zemaker macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2011
    Says GM on developer site, however when I go to download it attempts to pull a profile that is invalid.
  11. Marshall73 macrumors 65832


    Apr 20, 2015
    Brilliant, just noticed that :)
  12. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
  13. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    I'll wait for the full ISPW and format and reinstall tonight and setup fresh as I do every year.
  14. AVEGA macrumors regular


    Feb 11, 2016
    Austin TX
    I guess if they find any issues over the weekend they can patch it before the wide release .
  15. SaintsMac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    me either.
  16. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
  17. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    How do you put this fox in the conversation thread? I don't see it in my beta

  18. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    If you are on Beta 12, you will notice Beta 12 and GM share the same build, with the exception of Beta 12 having an "a" at the end. As such, GM is Beta 12, and if you are running Beta 12, you will not see an update, since you're running the same version of iOS 12 already.
  19. xero9 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    You sound like my dad. He formats and reinstalls his OS once a month.
  20. thehodges macrumors newbie


    Oct 15, 2015
    Just rebooted my phone and now the update is showing.... Downloading now.
  21. antmarobel macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2009
    ^^ Nothing here too. Rebooted but nothing at all.
  22. GIZBUG macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Along with watchOS and TVOS.

    Only shows on the dev portal for iOS
  23. CentralOffice macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
  24. jonplackett, Sep 12, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2018

    jonplackett macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2010
    Same here (UK) - says it's available on the dev site but still shows iOS 12 Developer beta 12 when I go to update.

    Live now, downloading
  25. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2012
    You lucky $#@%#@! A week earlier than everyone else. This update looks awesome.

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