Apple releases iOS 12.3.1

Apple has released iOS 12.3.1, this update includes bug fixes for voice over LTE calls as well as iMessage filtering and reporting, as notes by 9to5Mac:

  1. Fixes an issue that could prevent making or receiving VoLTE calls
  2. Fixes issues in Messages that could cause messages from unknown senders to appear in your conversation list even though Filter Unknown Senders is enabled
  3. Fixes an issue that could prevent the Report Junk link from appearing in Messages threads from unknown senders

iOS 12.3.1 comes almost two weeks after the official release of 12.3.

Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta 2

Today Apple released ios 12.4 beta 2 to registered developers just four days after releasing the first beta to.

The changes for this beta are minimal with the only changes are a Modem Firmware being updated from 1.05.03 – to 1.06.01 And changes to prepare iPhones and iPads for Apple Card, the new credit card coming from Apple later this summer.

 

We are expecting everything is are bug fixes, as Apple prepares to release the first iOS 13 bet on June 3rd 2019.

 

Apple releases iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, tvOS 12.4 beta 1 and MacOS 10.14.6 to developers

Today Apple released ios 12.4 beta 1 to registered developers just two days after releasing ios 12.3 to the public. So far the changes are minimal with the only change noted is the Modem Firmware being updated from 1.05.03 – to 1.06.01. It is rumoured that 12.4 will eventually hold the software animations for the upcoming apple card in the summer.

Twitter user SteveMoser tweeted out “Here is the diff for iOS 12.4.0 beta 1. The main difference is a currently hidden app for iPad to setup Apple Card. It is a separate app from Apple Wallet () since Apple Wallet doesn’t exist on iPad.

Currently no other changes in any of the beta’s have revealed any major changes and so we can assume that most of the things are bug fixes, personally, we have had some issues with calls since the last two betas of iOS 12.3.

Apple releases is 12.3 beta 5 to developers

Apple has releases the fifth beta of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3 to developers.

The new update brings apples new Apple TV app There’s a new “Channels” feature built in to the app, which is a major part of Apple’s new services push. Apple has unveiled it’s plans to add its new TV+ subscription service to the TV app, with TV+ offering all of Apple’s original TV shows and movies.

Rumours have surfaced that apple are creating an updated version of the TV app for the Apple TV 3.

Within the iOS Wallet app, users can see a longer transaction history setting the stage for the Apple Card launching in the summer.

Not much else is known about any changes yet in this beta and are mostly bug fixes but we will update this post if any further updates are found.

Apple releases is 12.3 beta 4 to developers

Apple has releases the fourth beta of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3 to developers.

The new update brings apples new Apple TV app There’s a new “Channels” feature built in to the app, which is a major part of Apple’s new services push. Apple has unveiled it’s plans to add its new TV+ subscription service to the TV app, with TV+ offering all of Apple’s original TV shows and movies.

Rumours have surfaced that apple are creating an updated version of the TV app for the Apple TV 3.

Within the iOS Wallet app, users can see a longer transaction history setting the stage for the Apple Card launching in the summer.

Not much else is known about any changes yet in this beta and are mostly bug fixes but we will update this post if any further updates are found.

Apple releases is 12.3 beta 2 to developers

Apple has releases the second beta of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3 to developers.

The new update brings apples new Apple TV app There’s a new “Channels” feature built in to the app, which is a major part of Apple’s new services push. Apple has unveiled it’s plans to add its new TV+ subscription service to the TV app, with TV+ offering all of Apple’s original TV shows and movies.

Rumours that apple are creating an update version for the Apple TV 3.

Within the iOS Wallet app, users can see a longer transaction history setting the stage for the Apple Card.

Not much else is known about any changes yet but we will update this post when we do.

Apple releases is 12.3 beta 1 to developers

Two days after apple releases iOS 12.2 to the public they have now releases iOS 12.3 beta 1 to developers.

The new update brings apples new Apple TV app and rumours that apple are creating an update version for the Apple TV 3, Not much else is known about any changes yet but we will update this post when we do.

View iOS 12.2 release notes

iOS 12.2 provides support for Apple News+, adds the ability for Siri to play videos from your iOS device to Apple TV, and includes four new Animoji. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

 

Apple News+

  • Apple News+ is a new subscription service that extends the Apple News experience with hundreds of magazines and top newspapers
  • Our editors handpick top articles and magazine issues, and you also get personalized recommendations on the topics most interesting to you
  • Automatic downloads make it easy to read magazine issues offline
  • Apple News is now available in Canada, with a free experience that includes handpicked Top Stories, a personalized Today feed, and support for both English and French
  • Apple News+ is available in the U.S. and in Canada, with dozens of additional Canadian magazines

 

Siri

  • Ask Siri on your iPhone or iPad to play any video, show, movie, sports game, or channel on Apple TV. For example, “Hey Siri, play Free Solo on my TV”

 

Animoji

  • Four new Animoji—owl, boar, giraffe and shark—are included for iPhone X and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch

 

AirPlay

  • Dedicated TV controls in Control Center and on the Lock Screen give you quick access to TV controls
  • AirPlay multitasking for video allows you to browse other apps, as well as play other short form audio and video files locally on your device without interrupting AirPlay
  • AirPlay destinations are now grouped by content type making it faster for you to find what device you want to play to

 

Apple Pay

  • Apple Pay Cash customers can now transfer money to their bank accounts instantly using their Visa debit cards
  • Wallet app now conveniently displays Apple Pay credit and debit transactions right below the card

 

Screen Time

  • Downtime can be configured with a different schedule for each day of the week
  • A new toggle enables easily turning app limits on or off temporarily

 

Safari

  • Website sign-in now occurs automatically after filling credentials with Password AutoFill
  • Warnings now appear when loading unencrypted webpages
  • Removes support for the expired Do Not Track standard to prevent potential use as a fingerprinting variable; Intelligent Tracking Prevention now protects against cross-site tracking by default
  • Smart Search Field queries can now be modified by tapping the arrow icon next to search suggestions

 

Apple Music

  • The Browse tab shows more editorial highlights on a single page making it easier to discover new music, playlists, and more

 

AirPods

  • Support for new AirPods (2nd generation)

 

This update also includes other improvements and bug fixes. This update:

  • Supports Air Quality Index in Maps for US, UK, and India
  • Includes information in Settings on how much time remains on your device’s warranty period
  • Supports real-time text (RTT) for phone calls made through a nearby iPhone on iPad and iPod Touch
  • Displays a “5G E” icon for iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) or iPad Pro 11-inch indicating that users are in an area where AT&T’s 5G Evolution network is available
  • Improves quality of audio recordings in Messages
  • Improves stability and performance of Apple TV Remote on iOS
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some missed calls from appearing in Notification Center
  • Addresses an issue where a badge notification could appear on Settings even though no action is needed
  • Addresses an issue in Settings > General > iPhone Storage where the storage size of some large apps, the System category, and the Other category in the storage bar graph could be incorrect
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Voice Memos to automatically play back recordings after connecting to a car Bluetooth device
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Voice Memos to temporarily prevent renaming a recording

 

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Apple releases iOS and tvOS 12.2

Shorty after apple’s showtime event where they announced card, news+, arcade, tv+ and channels they also released iOS 12.2 and tvOS 12.2.

The release comes after six rounds of betas and is available to download Over the Air. Some of the changes includes updates to the Apple TV remote, four new Animoji characters, Control Center and lock screen changes, Wallet, News app, and HomeKit’s TV support. The option to see warranty status details including if AppleCare is active, as well as support for AirPower.

watchOS 5.2 and macOS 10.14.4 are expected to be released within the next 24 hours.

Apple releases iOS 12.2, 5.2, tvOS 12.2, and macOS 10.14.4 beta 6 for Developers

Apple has released the sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta just one week after releasing beta 5. Currently we have seen a change of AirPlay icon in Control Center, new Animoji characters including the new shark, owl, giraffe, and warthog options, Air Quality Index reading in Maps, icon change for the News app and Apple need in Canada, Safari warns about websites not supporting HTTPS and a big focus on supporting smart TVs that work with Apple’s Home app. There have been several smaller changes over the previous beta releases.

Apple has also released the sixth beta of WatchOS 5.2 beta 4. It is likely this is the last beta with the conference next week. Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.2 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.  We will update this article with any changes found.

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