Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.2 to Developers
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers, just a couple of days after the release of iOS 12.1.3, a minor update that introduced bug fixes for Messages, Photos, the iPad Pro, and the HomePod.
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.
As a 12.x update, the new software may include more significant features than the prior 12.x.x updates that we’ve had recently. iOS 12.2 will mark the second major update to iOS 12 after iOS 12.1, an update that brought eSIM support and Group FaceTime.
We don’t yet know what’s new in iOS 12.2, but once we’ve installed the software, we’ll update this post with any new features that are discovered.
What’s new in iOS 12.2: Today’s update expands the availability of Apple News to Canada for the first time. It also brings support for TVs in HomeKit and adds an updated AirPlay icon.
The TV Remote feature in Control Center has been redesigned with a more streamlined look that takes advantage of the entire display and does away with the large Home button.
According to Apple’s release notes for the update, there are some known issues. Users may be unable to authenticate in Apple Pay within Wallet after selecting a card, and users may be unable to purchase prepaid data plans using cellular data. Siri does not work in iOS simulators.
High and low heart rate notifications and irregular heart rhythm notifications are available as read-only category samples in HealthKit.