iOS 12.1.3 brings fresh fixes for iMessage, CarPlay and iPad Pro

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The first iOS update of the year is finally ready for the masses.

Apple is releasing iOS 12.1.3 today, bringing a number of bug fixes and performance improvements to the iPhone and iPad. iOS 12.1.3 is a minor update and doesn’t contain any big UI changes or new features, but it resolves some important issues with CarPlay, iMessage, Photos and the iPad Pro.

Apple whips out second iOS and macOS ‘bug fix’ betas this week

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The fourth beta of iOS 12.1.3 doesn’t offer much, but it’s available to everyone.
The fourth beta of iOS 12.1.3 doesn’t offer much, but it’s available to everyone.
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After seeding new beta versions of  iOS and macOS on Monday, there are already replacements.  The team at Apple responsible for updating iPhone, iPad, and Mac clearly  started the year off in high gear. 

This is the forth version of these betas, and the fast pace of new releases may be because they only offer bug fixes.

Apple seeds third ‘bug fix’ betas of next iOS and macOS versions to everyone

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There are new iOS 12 beta versions for developers and the public, as the same is true for macOS Mojave.
New betas are out for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch.
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Apple just released the third beta versions of iOS 12.1.3 and macOS Mojave 10.14.3 to developers and the public. The same is true for a new tvOS 12.1.2 beta. Only developers got access to the new watchOS 5.1.3 beta introduced today, though.

But don’t get your hopes up for exciting new features.

Apple seeds first iOS 12.1.3 beta to developers

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The official iOS 12 release date is next week, but you can download it now.
There's a new beta out for iPhone.
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Apple has busted out one more beta update for developers to play with before the end of 2018 with the first build of iOS 12.1.3.

The new iOS 12.1.3 beta 1 update comes just days after Apple released iOS 12.1.2 to the public as a way to fix patent claims by Qualcomm in China. Along with the new iOS beta, there are also new beta updates for macOS Mojave and tvOS.