Apple Seeds Tenth Beta of iOS 12 to Developers, 8th Beta to Public Beta Testers

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    Apple today seeded the tenth beta of an upcoming iOS 12 update to developers for testing purposes, three days after seeding the ninth beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple has also seeded an 8th beta to public beta testers.

    Registered developers can download the new iOS 12 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air after installing the proper certificate, while public beta testers can download the beta over-the-air.


    iOS 12 brings several major new features, 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 along with "Memoji," which are customizable, personalized, humanoid Animoji that can be used both in Messages and in FaceTime, and there are 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 update to iOS 12.

    Siri is smarter in iOS 12 with a new Shortcuts feature that lets 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, available as a beta from Apple's Developer Center.

    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.

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    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.

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    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.


    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 capabilities.

    iOS 12 includes a revamped and rebuilt Maps app that uses a new Apple-designed Maps engine that will display 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 will enable Apple to push out changes and fixes more quickly.

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    The updated Maps app is available in the Northern California area during beta testing. After iOS 12 launches, Apple will continue rolling out the new maps to additional U.S. locations

    New betas of upcoming operating system updates always introduce tweaked features and new functionality, and we'll be outlining what's new in the seventh beta below. We also rounded up all of the changes that were introduced in the previous betas: beta 2 and beta 3, beta 4, beta 5, beta 6, and beta 7.

    Later betas have had fewer changes because we're approaching the end of the beta testing period, with a public launch for iOS 12 planned for September alongside new iPhones.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Tenth Beta of iOS 12 to Developers, 8th Beta to Public Beta Testers
     
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601

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    Installed earlier and functioning fine. Only 68MB on the iPhone X.
     
  3. Master Atrus macrumors regular

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    Didn't we just update on Monday? Not a week ago? I'm so confused. :confused:
     
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    Yep getting closer to release means more frequent updates. It means their to-do list is wrapping up for the GM. Anything left over will go into the .1 update.
     
  6. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    Looks like a misprint in the article.
     
  7. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Samsung advertised 32 person group FaceTime on behalf of Apple...when it isn’t even a feature yet. To those in the know, joke’s on them.
     
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    Didn't even see the download *progressing, preparing update takes much longer than the actual download, small, must be just a few bugs.

    * close to a Gb connection.
     
  9. ghostface147 macrumors 68020

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    Rather unexpected. Guess I'll be the good guy and download it.
     
  10. CreeptoLoser macrumors 6502

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    It's an article template. Should have had a little edit.
     
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    I’m sorry iOS 11, I really am. But you’re going down in the history books as the OS that wanted to be great, but never could.
     
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    I’m really liking iOS 12, better battery life and performance than I had on iOS 10 (my experience only of course). Hope Apple doesn’t manage to screw it up in one of the .1 .2 etc updates.
     
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    I would venture out on a guess that this is the last beta until GM. In the past, I've seen them sometimes leave three or four weeks between the last beta and the GM. Of course if the 09/11 or 9/12 is the correct estimated date, that's a little more than two weeks away because they usually drop the GM for devs on the day of the event.
     
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    I reckon an earlier Keynote is on the cards. Maybe the 3rd September?
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    Just jumpstarted 2 trucks with my battery and I haven’t even installed it yet!

    Rumours suggest otherwise, but that would be nice. I’m hoping the new iPad will be announced in the same keynote.
     
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    I'm fairly certain it's not just perception. I made a point to play with my phone before updating, and then after, and I can tell the difference. I would go so far as to call it notable. Like, notable enough I fear the next update, in case they throttle it back a bit!
     
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    Honestly, I switched to iOS 12 beta today and holy cheap it’s much better. Ios11 is a disaster.
     
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    Definitely agree. I had been on my phone for 5-10 minutes before seeing the post about the update. After the update installed, I was shocked at how much faster things seemed.
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    You picked a good one to come over on. There have been a couple betas that were less than stellar, haha.
     
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    What I find interesting, is how many people were either originally happy, or have turned to being happy, with Apples approach of stability and reliability instead of loads of new features.
     
  22. PrinceKris macrumors newbie

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    Looks like there is a Siri bug in the public beta...
     

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    It's unfortunate that the fancy brand new phones that always debut in September have to run on the first iteration of a brand new OS. Public beta 1.
     
  24. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    So is this one safe to use as your daily driver? I really want to try it.

    Isn’t 4:00 pm on a Thursday weird to release the next beta?
     
  25. darkpaw macrumors 6502

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    There will always be bugs in software, but at least the phones do actually work on launch day with the features as advertised. To my knowledge, Apple has never shipped an iPhone model that has utterly failed to work on launch day. We developers raise loads of bugs in the months before the release, and we see them getting fixed before release.
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    I've been using it on my main iPhone X since 28th June. It's been really stable.
     

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