First Public Beta of iOS 12.2 Coming Today [Out Now]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple is today seeding the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to its public beta testing group, a few days after releasing the beta to developers and a week after releasing the iOS 12.1.3 update.

    Beta testers who have joined Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 12.2 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device. The update will become available right around 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time or 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


    Those who want to download the new beta can do so after signing up for the beta program, which gives access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

    iOS 12.2 expands Apple News to Canada for the first time, with Canadian iPhone and iPad users able to access news stories in English or French. The update introduces infrastructure for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit on third-party TVs, and it brings a redesigned TV remote in Control Center.

    The update also includes some tweaks to the Wallet app, new addition to Safari, changes to the Downtime feature in Screen Time, icon tweaks, and more, with a full list of the new features available in our iOS 12.2 tidbits post.

    iOS 12.2 confirms that Apple is planning to release second-generation AirPods with "Hey Siri" support, thanks to a hidden "Hey Siri" AirPods setup screen in the beta. The inclusion of the AirPods setup option in the beta indicates that Apple could perhaps be planning to release new AirPods when iOS 12.2 is released.

    The update also features hints of an upcoming Apple News subscription service, which could see a Texture-like magazine service added to Apple News.

    The iOS 12.2 update will likely see several rounds of beta testing before it launches to the public.

    Article Link: First Public Beta of iOS 12.2 Coming Today [Out Now]
  2. Princejb134 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    all i want is dark mode. Everything else is irrelevant
  3. vitorcarv macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2015
    Expecting Apple to solve the problem of connections on the wifi networks 5Ghz
  4. otternonsense macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2016
    And still no European Apple News rollout after four years. That's just grand.

    To add to that, the display devices at Apple Stores in Berlin, Amsterdam etc. all feature an Apple News widget by default, even though the local market doesn't support it. That's pathetically misleading marketing and I wonder how come nobody has addressed that yet?
  5. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    I'm looking forward to finally seeing what the fuss is about with Apple News.
  6. M5RahuL, Jan 28, 2019
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    M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
    Seriously!!! WTF is the holdup with Dark Mode on the iPhone and iPads!
  7. 33man macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2011
    Downloading as soon it s out

    Maybe this is the patch to convert my iPad mini 2 to a 5
  8. Kagio macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
    JUST FIX THE FREAKIN WiFi !!! This is like asking to get "touch screen fixed" .. so basic !!!
  9. LarryBaker macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2011
  10. jakeuten macrumors newbie


    Apr 5, 2016
    What's the general consensus from dev beta users? As stable as 12.1.3?
  11. PC_tech macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2019
  12. netdudeuk macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2012
    I'd not worry about it. I have recently been getting some awful articles from Bustle presented to me and even though I have asked for the channel to be blocked, they're still coming. And why is The Sun up there ?
    --- Post Merged, Jan 28, 2019 ---
    That could be good, especially with the OLED screens.
  13. MikeSmoke macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2010
    Maryland USA
    I have been using a mini 2 and a 2017 iPad on the public betas for a few years now. This is the first time I will wait on the mini 2 because the .2 versions are typically where bloat and slow downs start building up. 12.1.3 is very solid and I don’t want to go past the tipping point for performance.
  14. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2012
    Please fix the horrible LTE issues with the new XS phones !!!!
  15. netdudeuk macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2012
    I still keep reading about this.

    SPEEDTEST on my new XS Max shows 58/14 with BT. Should it be noticeably better ?
  16. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
    auto dark mode is clearly the most requested feature, but we all know it'll be exclusive to iphone 11
  17. garylapointe macrumors 65816


    Feb 19, 2006
    Dearborn (Detroit), MI, USA
    In-app purchase required.
  18. tranceme macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2006
    California, US
    Less stable for me. UI glitches and stuck photos apps on sharing images to Messages. Rebooted a few times.

    Also, seeing occasional flipping between LTE and Wifi for me.
  19. The Oak macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2013
    The dark mode is more for the OLED camp. With true black not using power, it could generate longer battery life if applications and/or OS supported it.
  20. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2015
    Stratford, CT
    If they make dark mode exclusive to the XS and XS Max I’m going to be so ****ing pissed.
  21. tkukoc macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Wish I Was In Space!
    If they pull that nonsense that will definitely be the end of the line for me with their products. They could already have this in place but continue to choose NO.
  22. sdf macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2004
    Like all the OLED Macs?

    Dark mode is first and foremost about fashion, not power consumption.
  23. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    LTE is fine and has been for several updates now. My Xs Max gets noticeably better reception than my old iphone 8+ my daughter currently uses. And yes, in fringe areas as well. Areas where the 8+ has no reception my Xs Max does.
    No issues here at all.
  24. cableguy84 macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2015
    I never use Apple news
  25. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    Give it a shot, it's rather nice. I've been able to delete most of my news apps and RSS reader as a result of using apple news. Especially with the channels section in it.

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