Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the fifth iOS 12.4 beta, and nearly two months after releasing iOS 12.3, a major update that introduced a revamped TV app.

    Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.4 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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    There were no new features discovered in the first five iOS 12.4 betas, so it's not entirely clear what's coming in the update. As a more significant 12.x update, it's possible that the update is focusing on a feature that's not yet available -- the Apple Card.

    Apple is planning to release the Apple Card in the summer, so iOS 12.4 could be the update that prepares the iOS operating system for that launch, adding hidden features that will be unlocked when the update becomes available to the public. If we find new features in the sixth beta of iOS 12.4, we'll update this post.

    iOS 12.4 may be one of the last updates to the iOS 12 operating system as Apple transitions to iOS 13, set to launch this September.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers
     
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    Yes, there are absolutely no bug fixes, improvements, stability fixes, or changes at all. :rolleyes:
     
  7. metalsiren macrumors 6502

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    dam and I figured they would have released this by now :) , the production one that is .
     
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    Why is it not called 12.3.1? There's zero new features in this. Just a bug fix release
     
  9. dominiongamma macrumors 68000

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    It introduces the Apple Credit Card into iOS
     
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    Maybe because that version has already been released? :rolleyes:
     
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    Sometime in the next 30 days....
     
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    enbale Apple Card
    enalbe Apple Card
    eblane Apple Card
    ebalne Apple Card
    enlabe Apple Card
    enable Apple Card

    That's six betas right there. The stress can sometimes get to the best of us.
     
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    Hopefully very soon since no more betas no point in waiting
     
  14. Pepe4life macrumors 6502

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    Apple is really taking their time with this one...while they are at it, why not enable ECG for Canada? Health Canada has approved it months ago
     
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    Can anyone else confirm they too can sign up for the Apple Card in the wallet app?
     
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    Guys guys... Every Apple employee and Goldman Sachs employee with an Apple Card are running the 12.4 beta. It’s the only way to apply for the card.

    Not only do they have the beta, but they registered their Apple ID to their employee account. Therefore, a non-employee can’t apply for Apple Card yet.
     
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    Why has this not been released yet!
    (Yeah I know 6 betas is pretty standard for a minor update...)

    And for the Apple Card, I thought they'd wait for iOS 13. Now this new feature is going to be buried in a minor update only a minor of users are going to make.
     
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    • iOS 12.4 supports more devices than iOS 13 - why would Apple limit potential roll out and slow it down?
     
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    Actually the betas don't even seem to meet that purpose: none of them includes the Apple Card yet, which means neither developers nor the general public are being allowed to beta test the card before its public release. Not surprising, since Apple has done the same with every single Apple Pay related feature they've released in the past, but it clearly shows that the six iOS 12.4 betas released so far were intended to test anything but the Apple card.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 9, 2019 ---
    Doesn't matter. The card won't disappear after iOS 12.4 so if anyone decides not to install that particular update, they'll still get the Apple Card later when they update to iOS 13. Moreover, as somebody just pointed out, releasing the Apple Card with iOS 12.4 will allow additional people to get it since that update will still include the iPhone 6 and 6 plus which won't be getting iOS 13 later this year.
     
  20. lartola, Jul 9, 2019
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    12.3.1 is already out, it's the latest public release. I supposed they called the next one 12.4 instead of 12.3.2 because it will include the Apple Card (though the developer and public betas don't include it, that's Apple's normal behavior with this kind of features).
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    Yeah, the testing of Apple Pay related features never goes beyond internal testing. That was what happened with Apple Pay, Apple Pay on the web and Apple Pay Cash: nobody outside Apple and/or its partners ever saw those features until the final versions of their respective software updates were released. And that is seemingly also what is happening with the Apple Card now.
     
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    Can't wait for release. Trying to transfer data / backup from a work iphone 8 12.3.2 to a work iphone XS max 12.3.1 is IMPOSSIBLE currently!

    I Need 12.4 for both!
     
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    Don’t see anything new or different, yet. However the version seems super smooth (on the max)
     
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    Yeah you have a good point, but at the same time, those customers who don't upgrade their device, do they really deserve Apple's love?
     

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