Developers get their hands on Apple’s latest betas

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iOS 12.1 could be out for iPhone and iPad by the end of this month.
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Apple has today seeded a bunch of new beta updates to registered developers.

A fourth iOS 12.4 release, the third tvOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3 releases, and a second macOS 10.14.6 release are available now. Sadly, there are no new iOS 13, iPadOS, or watchOS 6 betas just yet.

Apple’s newest betas come just a day after it rolled out iOS 12.3.2 to fix a Portrait mode bug on the iPhone 8 Plus. They don’t include any obvious changes, but some pave the way for big things.

Make way for Apple Card

It is thought that the iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3 updates lay the groundwork for the launch of Apple Card this summer. Apple’s devices will obviously need to be compatible with its new credit card as soon as it is made available.

They are also likely to bring bug fixes and performance improvements. The same can be expected from tvOS 12.4 and macOS 10.14.6.

You’ll need to be a registered developer to get your hands on these updates today. And as always, it is not recommended that you install them on primary devices that you rely on every day.

Bigger updates coming this fall

Apple has much bigger updates planned for this fall, of course. iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS Catalina will all be available in just a few months. In the meantime, we’re not expecting any major changes.