As for the update on October 15, 2018 – iOS 12.1 beta 4 is now available for the developers.
Surprisingly, Apple did not waste any time jumping on the first point release of its mobile operating system, though, releasing the first beta in just 24 hours after the release of iOS 12. Thus, the iOS 12.1 beta continues and is moving along rapidly. In this matter, it expects the final release sometime in October 2018.
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However, this iOS 12.1 will re-introduce the fixes bugs, Group FaceTime, and added emojis, which may include a number of hints about the new iPads.
Additionally, developers can now head to developer.apple.com to download the beta or at least add the beta profile to their devices. Hence, the non-developers can also head to beta.apple.com using the device in which you want to run the beta, wherein you can sign up and download a beta profile.
Thus, if you still have the profile installed after upgrading to iOS 12, your device will automatically download just like a regular iOS update.
What is in iOS 12.1
Apple has a handful of important bugs to fix in iOS 12, even though we do not know exactly which ones will be addressed in the final release of iOS 12.1. Else, beta 2 was said to resolve the charging issues that several users already reported.
Apple removed Group FaceTime in iOS 12 from the iOS beta back in August. And also, did promise that it wouldn’t come in an update to iOS 12 later this year. Thus, early reports pinpoint that it is back in the 12.1 betas, though, that doesn’t mean it will going to be part of iOS 12.1 when it has to release in public. Maybe, Apple was just simply getting it back there for more additional testing.
Hints about new iPads
So in here, iOS 12.1 will include code hints for Face ID support in landscape orientation, it is likely for the upcoming iPad Pros. And also, the Xcode Simulator for iOS 12.1 supports output, with a resolution that is up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. In which, it suggests that maybe the rumors were true, in the point of; a USB-C connector on the new iPad Pros that will support for four thousand external monitors.
Measuring app measurements
Early reports and also some early testers are reporting that the Measure app is a bit faster to help for users. Thus, it was said that it is appropriate and more accurate for the iOS 12.1.
From an earlier time, back in July, was declared as the World Emoji Day. Hence, Apple did announce that the standard Emoji 11.0 list would to come in iOS 12. Though it did not make the initial release, the new emojis will go to be part of iOS 12.1.
However, the new emojis does include; people with red and grey hair, curly hair, lots more food, sports, animals, and superheroes and villains.
The eSIM performance built into the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and XS Max have already been turned on in the iOS 12.1 betas. Thus, it needs to acquire carrier support, though it has been already announced that it had planned to support the feature.