Apple drops yet another iOS 12.4 beta and more

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iOS 12.4's public launch could coincide with Apple Card's launch.
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Developers received a fresh new batch of beta updates this morning, but if you were hoping for new iOS 13 goodies you’ll be sorely disappointed.

Apple released its seventh beta for iOS 12.4, the update that adds support for Apple Card. We assumed the update was pretty much ready to launch back when beta 5 came out, but it looks like we might have to keep waiting a while longer for Apple Card to launch.

Along with iOS 12.4 beta 7, Apple also came out with the sixth beta for watchOS 5.3.
macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 5 was seeded to developers yesterday. Registered developers can grab the new betas from Apple’s online developer portal. iOS 12.4 beta 7 can also be installed via an over-the-air update if you have the last beta on your iPhone or iPad already.

None of the previous six builds of iOS 12.4 had any noticeable UI changes or feature improvements. Apple Card is currently in its beta testing phase. Retail employees at Apple stores in the U.S. are able to sign up for the consumer-friendly credit card. The public launch is slated for this summer but an exact date hasn’t been given yet.

It’s pretty rare for Apple to release more than six betas for an iOS update, so hopefully his means all the bugs have nearly been squashed and Apple Card is coming soon. Goldman Sachs’ execs really need it to be a hit, and soon.