Anyone who’s fed up with iTunes can put the latest pre-release version of macOS Catalina on their Mac now and start using the new Apple Music, Apple Podcast and Apple TV apps instead. Of course, today’s public beta, the fourth in the series, comes with a long list of known problems so it might not be worth the hassle.
Anyone brave enough to install onto their iPhone or iPad pre-release versions of Apple’s next operating systems can grab the latest betas. Everyone has access to iOS 13 and iPad OS 13 Public beta 4 just a day after developers got their own new version.
In addition, developers received their fifth beta of watchOS 6.
Apple’s process for pre-testing its operating systems continues to roll along. Developers can now download a fourth beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
Not to be left out, there are also fresh betas for tvOS and watchOS.
There’s a cornucopia of Apple betas out today. For starters, the public can download their second pre-release versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
And, in a curious move, developers just got tweaked versions of the betas introduced last week.
The iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas are here. And if you plan to test them, you need to take a few steps to get ready. And remember, you will be testing them. Or, more likely, you’ll be testing your own patience.
The early betas are almost always buggy, screwy and crashy. You may lose work. Weird things may happen to your iCloud data. Your favorite (and essential) apps may flat-out fail to launch.
But still, these public betas are already more stable than the very raw early developer versions. If you’re planning on trying them out, here’s how to do it.
Both the general public and developers can now download the second beta of iOS 12.3. When the final version is available, it will bring significant improvements to the Apple TV app. The latest beta continues to add features.
A second public beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5 also just debuted. This is a bug-fix release.
The iPhone and iPad operating system pre-release version seeded only to developers yesterday is now available to everyone. iOS 12.1.1 beta 1 includes tweaks to current features but no new ones.
The public also got access to tvOS 12.1.1 beta 1 today.
Not everyone who signs up for the iOS beta program is a developer. There are journalists testing new features, and regular folks who just want to try the latest additions (despite the bugs). But what happens when the final version ships? You’re left running the beta, while everyone else is on the regular version.
Today we’ll see how to exit the iOS beta program and switch back to regular updates.
Apple seeded the third beta of iOS 12.1 to developers this afternoon. In what’s possibly a new speed record, that version is already available to the general public.
The major change coming in the final version is support for Group FaceTime, but there’re other enhancements too.