iOS 12 beta 7 pulled after reports of bugs, crashes

Beta software always presents a risk going in. Companies usually recommend not installing it in primary devices for that very reason. For those who like to live on the edge, however, the latest beta of iOS 12 presented some very real issues. Reports of buggy performance lag, freezes and crashes were pretty widespread for the […]

Beta software always presents a risk going in. Companies usually recommend not installing it in primary devices for that very reason. For those who like to live on the edge, however, the latest beta of iOS 12 presented some very real issues.

Reports of buggy performance lag, freezes and crashes were pretty widespread for the seventh beta of the upcoming mobile operating system, causing some pundits to recommend skipping the install outright.

It’s a marked change over previous builds, which largely seemed to run fairly smoothly. Seems there were enough reports to cause Apple to pull the over the air update, however, less than 24 hours after it first started hitting devices. All of this doubly surprising, given the fact that iOS is likely near final, at this point, with the public version of the software expected to arrive at some point next month (along with, one hopes, some new hardware).

We’ve reached out to Apple to find out when we can expect beta 7 to rise again.

Group FaceTime calling removed from latest iOS 12 & Mojave betas, will return “later this fall”

Group FaceTime calling has even yanked out of iOS 12 beta 7 and macOS Mojave 10.14 beta 7, possibly indicating that Apple might have pulled the feature simply because it felt it wasn’t ready for prime time yet.

Group FaceTime video calling, one of the tentpole features of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave 10.14, has been removed from the latest betas that got released today, but is a temporary removal.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple’s Shortcuts app brings out limited HomeKit integration in latest update

An updated version of the Shortcuts app sports limited integration with Apple’s HomeKit system for the connected home. This might suggest that Siri Suggestions, and not the Home app, is powering current HomeKit integration.

An updated version of iOS 12’s new automation-focused Shortcuts app is now available for testing to registered developers, packing limited integration with Apple’s HomeKit framework.... Read the rest of this post here


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iOS 12 beta 6 hands-on video: new and removed wallpapers, tweaked icons & feature changes

While people should not expect new whiz-bang features to be added to iOS 12 that late in the game, we found nearly half a dozen changes in beta 6 we think you should know about.

iOS 12 beta 6 changes

Apple yesterday released a sixth beta of iOS 12 to its registered developers and public beta testers, coming out about a week after beta 5 released. While people should not expect any major new whiz-bang features to be added to the iOS 12 code that late in the game, we’ve managed to find nearly half a dozen changes in beta 6 that we think you should know about.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple releases beta 6 of iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave

Apple on Monday released iOS 12 beta 6 to the developer community. The company also released the sixth beta of watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave.

iOS 12 beta 6

Just a week after releasing iOS 12 beta 5, Apple on Monday released released iOS 12 beta 6 to the developer community. The company also released the sixth beta of watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave.... Read the rest of this post here


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Four million people are participating in Apple’s OS beta programs

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook on an earnings call Tuesday afternoon, Apple currently counts over four million users who are participating in the latest beta programs for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.

Apple has four million people on betas of its operating systems.... Read the rest of this post here


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iOS’s Battery Health feature exits beta

Apple’s Battery Health feature has exited beta and is now finally ready for prime time following its debut as a beta product four months ago.

Apple’s Battery Health feature has exited beta.... Read the rest of this post here


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