iOS 12.2 beta 1 brings Apple News to Canada

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Apple News has finally landed in Canada, eh.
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iOS developers didn’t have to wait long for Apple to bust out new software for testing after the company put out iOS 12.1.3 just a few days ago.

The first iOS 12.2 beta was seeded to developers this morning bringing a host of new fixes and under-the-hood improvements. There are also a couple of new features, including support for Apple News for users in Canada for the first time ever.

Registered developers can grab iOS 12.2 beta 1 directly from Apple’s online developer center. You can also install it as an over-the-air update by adding the proper installation profile to your iPhone or iPad.

Other new updates being released alongside iOS 12.2 beta 1 include Xcode 10.2 beta 1, macOS 10.14.4 beta 1, watchOS 5.2 beta 1, tvOS 12.2 beta, macOS Server 5.8 beta and Apple Configurator 2.9 beta.

What’s in iOS 12.2?

The release notes for iOS 12.2 don’t mention too many new features other than Apple News adding support for users in Canada. Apple also added a new screen mirroring button in Control Center.

 

Apple News in Canada supports both English and French. Readers can access a bilingual experience when they follow a channel in a second language.

There are a bunch of fixes in the update too. We’ll let you know what other goodies we find once we get the update installed on our devices. Apple hasn’t released a public beta build of iOS 12.2 but it should be available within the next few days.